Re: ZoneAlarm loading last.
- From: Duane Arnold <notme@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 02:07:10 GMT
> I have read that you shouldn't run 2 firewalls at the same time but I
> use Sygate Personal Firewall along with Windows Firewall(WinXP Pro).
> What I haven't seen is the reason why I should turn off WF.
> I don't have a router and use my XP box as ICS.
I just like to have a border device in play such as a NAT router to protect
the O/S's services and shares and I will not do a direct connection of any
machine to the Internet with a PFW solution, unless I am forced to do so
with a laptop in a mobile situation.
I'll always use a NAT router for networking situations as a NAT router does
a better job of protecting the O/S's services and shares from outside
intrusion than software running at the machine level with the O/S, which
software running at the machine level can be taken down or attacked just
like the O/S by malware. Since the NAT router is a standalone device, it
cannot be taken down by malware exposing the machine of the entire network
If you're in a networking situation, then most likely you're going to have
all the vulnerable services like MS F&P Sharing amongst other things active
on the machines, otherwise why network? The NAT router provides the better
So, if it were me, I would use a NAT router and its protection and a PFW to
supplement behind the NAT router.
Some people run with two PFW(s) and if it's not giving you any problems
then do it. I run BlackIce and IPsec with IPsec supplementing BI on the
laptop, when the laptop is not connected to my network.
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