FirewallThe SonicWALL's firewall is configured via a more complex arrangement of users and associated access rules.
A Linksys router, meanwhile, permits port forwarding (as seen on the last screen) and simple firewall services (such as the ability to block anonymous Internet requests and filter multicasts, Internet NAT redirection and IDENT (Port 113).
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