firewall question

Discussion in 'Networking and Security' started by Banjo, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Banjo


    Are hardware firewalls vastly superior to zone alarm etc. Been reading about hackers and new crap they develope. Want nooooo problems. Any suggestions for hardware firewall? tia
  2. I have a hardware firewall which is an old 486 machine. I run Smoothwall which is a linux based program. It stays up for over 100 days without a reboot.

    Hardware firewalls are superior to software firewalls and are a lot less hassle to maintain once you have one running.

    Given that old machines cost no more than 50 bucks, their is no real logic in running a software product if you want good protection.