• Subject: RE: DSL Firewall Question
  • From: "Sims, Ken" <KSIMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 17:43:53 -0500

Hi Nathan -

>DSL routers already come with many firewall features - 
>NAT translation, address and port filters, port remapping, 
>and NETBIOS blocking.
 ...
>To add another firewall behind your router adds unnecessary
>redundancy.

In my case, I have a cable modem connection, not DSL.  The cable modem has
the same protective features as a dial-up modem ... NONE.

I've been running BlackICE Defender on my PC and will continue to do so.  I
bought the SonicWALL SOHO2 to move the blocking process off of my PC.  I
will continue to use BID for those rare situations where I need to use a
dial-up connection and in case something should happen to slip through the
SonicWALL.  I will probably get ZoneAlarm Pro to block outgoing connection
attempts for unauthorized applications (not that I think I have any on my
PC), which is something that BID doesn't do and the SonicWALL can't do since
it is external.

Ken
Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Inc.
Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of
my employer or anyone in their right mind.

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