What types of Firewall(s) do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by LoneWolf, Nov 20, 2011.

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What do you use for a Firewall?

  1. Software

    82.5%
  2. Wireless Router with NAT Firewall

    61.2%
  3. Wireless Router with VPN Firewall

    1.9%
  4. Hardware Firewall Security Appliance

    8.7%
  5. Other

    10.7%
  6. None

    1.0%
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  1. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Some use software, some use hardware firewalls, so what do you use?
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  2. HKEY1952

    HKEY1952 Registered Member

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    Asking questions is one thing, asking questions is another thing.


    HKEY1952
     
  3. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    Both

    but Hardware Firewall are not that cheap and hard to update
     
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Windows default firewall. One router firewall.
     
  5. Ranget

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    what is better NAT or VPN firewall o_O
     
  6. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

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    Windows wall and router firewall.
     
  7. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Just a router....
     
  8. Eiso

    Eiso Registered Member

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    To ensure maximum security, it's important to always use a software firewall to accompany your hardware firewall (wireless or dedicated). If that router and/or a local computer on your network becomes compromised, you will be left defenseless. I use multiple nat routers. Refer to: https://www.grc.com/nat/nats.htm ;)
     
  9. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    So you're paranoid... that's ok, many people are.. :)
     
  10. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I would suggest a software as well as a hardware. No more no less.
     
  11. Kerodo

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    I guess I do have Win firewall enabled, so that's software. I have no concern for attempting to catch outbound traffic though. Haven't for many years now. No worries....
     
  12. moontan

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    Gufw firewall for Linux.
     
  13. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I have no concerns about outbound either.
     
  14. Dark Shadow

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    Just block all inbound for Home and public network with windows firewall and the router wall to on and your good to go.Keep it simple and light.:thumb:
     
  15. Sevens

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    DefenseWall Personal Firewall
     
  16. Osaban

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    Both router and software. I have Look'n'Stop configured to work only for application filtering and Windows firewall to check for inbound.
     
  17. Kerodo

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    Yep, you can say that again... :)
     
  18. G1111

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    NAT wired router with LooknStop (Phant0m's ruleset).
     
  19. burebista

    burebista Registered Member

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    Wireless Router with NAT Firewall.
     
  20. happysunny

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    Windows wall and router firewall.
     
  21. guest

    guest Guest

    Wireless Router with NAT Firewall
    Windows Firewall
     
  22. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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    Software FW...it depends what I need and...of my mood :) Sometime they are old, pure FW, and sometime FW with HIPS/BB.
     
  23. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Wireless Router with NAT Firewall only, it is more than enough to block open ports and unsolicited traffic.
     
  24. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Router with NAT/SPI Firewall
     
  25. Boost

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    Windows FW + Linksys router -All I have used for years :thumb:
     
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