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Router Vs Firewall Software


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#1 getsteppin

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 08:58 AM

I understand a router is used for additional PC's, surveilance camera's....BUT my question is should I expect the same OR better firewall security Iam getting with ZAPro.....and its yearly subscription's? Iam using ZAPro 3.7 since the 4.5 version played h**l with my mail filters and I was unable to set all the "bells and whistles" on 4.5 to get the thing to interface with MailWasher Pro/Benign. I would rather own my own firewall...i.e...thru a router than have to pay someone else for theirs as routers are somewhat inexpensive at the home PC level. Anyone have any insight, I would appreciate it. Thanks much getsteppin :)
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Posted 15 May 2004 - 10:07 AM

Now I am subscribed to this thread, I think

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 12:49 PM

A router is a good idea, but you will still need a software firewall on all of the pc's behind it to monitor outgoing traffic. Hardware firewalls only protects from incoming traffic, so anything that tries to go on the internet will not be checked or stopped.

Another good reason to get a router is that your ISP won't be able to see your computer and snoop around. They will only see the router and it's MAC address, not your PC. This link goes into more than just routers, but I think you will find it informative: http://www.spywarein.../11.php#comcast
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Posted 15 May 2004 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Nick info appreciated. getsteppin :wavey:
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