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Plan to install NOD32 AV - Need Advice re Good complementary Firewall

Postby kd1966 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:22 am

To ditto here a bit.......... The Spybot S&D teatimer has known issues and can practically shut down your system(s), so avoid using it.

Since you're running XP-SP2 and don't want to run ZA, try Sygate Firewall (As a software firewall); if your data is that important, then like NT50 says.......... don't overlook a dedicated hardware firewall solution
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Postby Grav!ty » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:39 am

I'd suggest you check out this article about the built in Windows Firewall before deciding to stick with it

http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewstory.php?t=88637
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Postby giacomo » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:25 am

Mr. Grav!ty

Your point is well taken. Once again buyer beware!
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Postby Grav!ty » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:14 am

giacomo wrote:Mr. Grav!ty

Your point is well taken. Once again buyer beware!


Yeah, quite honestly I believe that anyone with something as basic as a fairly good Remote Desktop Connection hack will easily get into any system only protected by the Windows Firewall both in XP and in Vista :yesnod:
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Postby giacomo » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:59 am

Before i make a commitment to go with Sygate Personal Firewall, your advice is solicited on one final issue:
Sometime back ISS X-Force Database identified a High Risk Vulnerability:
(http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/10108)
" Version 5.0 could allow a remote attacker to bypass the firewall and launch
undetected attacks against a vulnerable host by using a spoofed source IP
address of 127.0.0.1 or 127.0.0.0 "
Can anyone confirm that Versions 5.5271 or 5.6 included a fix; alternatively will the suggested
workaround - Block 127.0.0.1/127.0.0.0 - using "Advanced Rules" eliminate the risk. Many thanks 2 all.
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Postby trubbleshute » Mon May 07, 2007 9:42 pm

If you want to spend some bucks, check out
http://www.juniper.net/products_and_ser ... sh_ssg_20/

This thing is diesel, it's a stateful firewall with lots of horsepower. I have a Juniper WAN at the moment and I couldn't be happier - router / vpn / firewall, it is very good and I am very happy with it at the moment.
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