I have as my firewall Sygate; I have used this firewall for quite a number of years and have never had any problems with it. Recently my connection to the internet has been slower than in the past. In a conversation, with a technical support representative of Verizon, I was told my connection problems was caused by my firewall. Assuming she is correct, and since Sygate has been purchased and is no longer supporting the product, I am considering changing to another firewall but I am at a loss as to which one. My thought is that the microsoft firewall which I can enable but have not is just not enough. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.