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which firewall to install

By darshan_makadia ·
hi...

i wanted to know that which firewall is probable more good for windows 2003 professional server. i tried using sygate personal firewall...is there any other better choice.

bye,
darshan

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by valis In reply to which firewall to install

if you have an expensive and critical server you are serving webpages, or really anything off of, you should invest in a HARDWARE firewall to be more secure than a software one

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by jschein In reply to which firewall to install

Microsofts ISA works hand in hand with their servers...

I personally use Checkpoint in the corporate environment.

Sygate is great for personal use, not too sure about corporate.

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by likertj In reply to which firewall to install

Checkpoint is good. You may also look into Kerio Winroute firewall. Its highly configurable and can log to syslog if you so desire.

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by gybass In reply to which firewall to install
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by tommymcbrayer In reply to which firewall to install

Sense I am a Cisco Bigget I would have to say a PIX. the model will depend on size of company and workload/traffic.

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by jimart_a In reply to which firewall to install

I suggest try to use Zone Alarm Pro. Visit www.zonelab.com, try to download the file. For me its a good firewall I have try and I use it in our company.

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by northgatenet In reply to which firewall to install

Depending on how critical the data, consider the following:

Server with critical data and costs associated with risk of losing that data. If high, use HW FW.

If non critical data, and low risk, use a backup solution and personal firewall for workstation.

Always remember, a software solution can be compromised easier than a HW Solution. And, oftentimes, software solutions aren't configured properly due to lack of knowledge about the firewall being used. Most users feel that the general settings are enough to protect them... Wrong answer!


Hope this helps.

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