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Firewall Discussion:

Surely by now you're running a Firewall? The best solution entails a hardware / software configuration. Short of that - Get a great software Firewall and Lock Up & Lock Down those open ports!

Quoting Zonelabs, ZoneAlarm 3.0:

"A firewall guards the "doors" to your computer—that is, the [TCP/IP] ports through which Internet traffic comes in and goes out. The firewall only lets traffic through the ports that you have specified can be used. This has two security benefits:

  • No one can sneak into your computer through an unguarded port.
  • Programs on your computer can't use unguarded ports to contact the outside world without your permission." 

Since the TCP/IP Protocol has over 65,000 ports, a Firewall makes good sense to not only watch what comes IN to your PC but also what goes OUT of your PC. A Firewall can include, Packet Filtering, Proxy Server, Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection.


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Stateful Packet Inspection
Windows Help
SmoothWall Intrusion Detection
  1. - Personal Firewall Software: New Listing! Have not verified capabilities yet. (9/17/2004)
  2. images/ - Why you should use a computer firewall: (Published: March 9, 2004).
  3. FAQ Firewall Forensics (What am I seeing): Site may be slow to load - Be Patient! (4/1/2004)
  4. Mail Firewalling - Mail Washer Pro (1/27/2004)
  5. Kerio Technologies Inc. Kerio Personal Firewall (1/26/2004).
  6. Sygate Technologies, Inc. - Award Winning Personal Firewall & Internet Sharing Solutions Provider: Sygate Personal Firewall (6/29/2003).
  7. SmoothWall: Firewall designed to produce a hardened Internet Firewall Device, turning a Server, Workstation or redundant PC into a replacement for a Hardware Firewall Router - Download the ISO CD-ROM Image of 20 MB's. Browser Configurable (7/15/2002).
  8. SurfSecret Personal Firewall v1.1 Released June 25th 2002 - Download your free 30-day trial now from (6/26/2002).
  9. McAfee - Survey: McAfee Desktop Firewall (5/23/2002).
  10. images/bullet2.gifSafe Internet Microsoft Privacy and Security Fundamentals (2/2/2002).
  11. Agnitum Ltd. - FREE! Outpost Firewall is the most feature-packed Personal Firewall for Windows in the world. It gives peace of mind from any threats by Cookies, Ads, E-mail viruses, Backdoors, Spyware, Crackers, Adware and virtually every other Internet danger (1/26/2002).
  12. Home PC Firewall Guide - Firewall Guide Overview (12/13/01).
  13. How do Firewalls Work?
  14. FAQ Firewall Forensics (What am I seeing)
  16. images/ - Firewall & AntiVirus Security! (AL Massey's Choice!)
  17. Zone Labs - ZoneAlarm
  18. 308127 - How to Manually Open Ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP

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