• Subject: Re: DSL Firewall Question
  • From: "Jay Peasley" <jpeasley@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 08:53:42 -0500

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I agree with John on the use of a Firewall that examines programs that uses
ports to send out, as in a trojan horse like NetBus and the like. Zone Alarm
does it and Symantec Firewall will do so IF you do not let it autoconfigure
certain 'trusted programs' . Symnatec doesn't look at the program signature
to be sure the program is really who it says it is. I use Symantec Firewall
with all ports blocked and only allow traffic that I feel is safe. It is
quite easy to configure 'on the fly'.  You get anti-virus and firewall
protectiion for about $65US, which is cheap in the long run.


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