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Old 11-29-2005, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of a firewall which is freeware that is compatible with windows 2003 server? If so, what is the name of it and where can I get it?

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Hardware firewall > software firewall


I know your looking for a free product, but if security is important, I would go with a sonicwall
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yeah, Honestly I would never put a freeware firewall on any server.
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Hardware Firewall = Software Firewall
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I use a switch (which has protection) and sygate firewall (software). I did hear that sygate works for windows server 2003, but I am not positive on that.

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yeah, Honestly I would never put a freeware firewall on any server.
Then what hardware firewall do you use?
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Hardware firewall != Software firewall

They are good in their "OWN" ways. It's good to have both on your system. h/w firewalls for example won't know which "application" is generating the internet traffic.
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yeah, Honestly I would never put a freeware firewall on any server.
why? its done all the time, matter of fact, its probably the most common "firewall" in existence on the net

do you know what a firewall even is? Do you know what the most common firewall is? Do you understand how they work?

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why? its done all the time, matter of fact, its probably the most common "firewall" in existence on the net

do you know what a firewall even is? Do you know what the most common firewall is? Do you understand how they work?

just curious


The networks I have admin'd and supported wouldn't be allowed to have a FREEWARE firewall. It would be shut down due to DoD policy !

Horndude : Don't talk to me like im some stupid kid. You know nothing of what I do and have done.

I don't work on some mom and pop small business networks !
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you running unix or linux systems?
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