• Subject: Re: DSL Firewall Question
  • From: "Sims, Ken" <KSIMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 12:59:41 -0500

Hi Bob -

>While I am a very happy Zone Alarm user, if you already 
>have a firewall (SonicWall), it should have no problem 
>blocking outbound connections.  And if it cant, it isn't 
>a firewall.  Check the documentation for how to setup
>filters.  No use spending another $40 per PC for Zonealarm 
>pro (the non-pro version is free).

The SonicWALL is quite capable of blocking outgoing connections on a port
basis, however as Doug has already pointed out and you have concurred, since
it is external it has no way of know what application is requesting the
connection.

I don't think I have any "spyware" on my system, but as in Doug's example,
it can be in software without any warning.  I want something to let me know
if this kind of thing is occurring.

And yes, since I already spent $500 on a firewall, I'm not worried about
another $40.

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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