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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    SPI/NAT Router
    Windows XP FW
    Comodo FW

    Yep, that's right, I use the XP FW & Comodo FW. I don't recommend to people to use more than 1 FW, but the XP FW is the one exception where it's okay. It seems to run along side other 3'rd party software FW's just fine. I wouldn't do it with the Vista or 7 FW.

    I have exceptions disabled in the XP FW, and tweak Group Policy to grey out the settings to prevent it from being bypassed/disabled by malware... as I've seen the latter happen otherwise.
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Windows FW can run with other FW. Same thing in V/7 - even though Comodo handles things the FW is still running.
     
  3. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    Ah, I thought that perhaps because the Vista/7 FW's had more meat to them it may cause conflicts with another software FW.

    Of course... if I were running Win7, I wouldn't have any use for another FW, rendering it moot. And if I wanted a HIPS I'd use a pure one like Malware Defender.
     
  4. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    xp firewall...:thumb:
     
  5. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

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    NAT Firewall (Linksys Router) and Software of course, Online Armor :thumb: :thumb:
     
  6. parsec

    parsec Registered Member

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    NAT/SPI & Comodo
     
  7. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    NAT / SP1 Router - that's it.
     
  8. Cloudcroft

    Cloudcroft Registered Member

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    Hardware and software.
     
  9. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    Same here.
     
  10. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    only software- privatefirewall
     
  11. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Hardware and software.
     
  12. I use the both hardware and software firewalls.
     
  13. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    astaro security gateway + linux or windows with outpost pro/avira
     
  14. 3inchblue

    3inchblue Registered Member

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    Software - Windows 7 builtin firewall, on a laptop.
    No home net - just hotspots and such.
     
  15. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Wireless Router with NAT Firewall + Software firewall for me.
     
  16. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Software and Modem Firewall. If I had my way, something like Untangle would probably be added as well.
     
  17. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    Router and Windows firewall.
     
  18. jitte

    jitte Registered Member

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    I use the OpenBSD pf firewall on my FreeBSD machines and have a dedicated box running pfSense.
     
  19. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I use both. I havent used a software firewall for years. Have always relied on the firewall in the router. But returning to Wilderssecurity I found this lovely little firewall: Tinywall. So simpel that I just have to use it :)
     
  20. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    I only use software firewall- OA Premium. :)
     
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