Solved Firewalls: Freeware vs. Commercial?

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bcon76

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I was just reading up on the thread posted in this forum regarding free firewall software. I thought a new thread was in order since this is kind of a different issue.

My question is this: With all the free firewall apps out there what is the point in paying for NPF (Norton) or other commercial software. Is NPF better then the others, more user friendly, more trustworthy? Or is it just Symantec making a buck on the fact that some people will not know about, or be savvy enough, to find, download and install freeware? On Monday I will be setting up my cable and would like to start using a firewall. I don't mind paying money for an excellent product but if the product is less then excellent I can find something comparable or even better for free.

Take the wheel and steer 'cause I don't know what direction to go in this case.
 

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Hiya

I also use ZA, but before I used ATguard, which I think Mcafee have now.

Software firewalls are very secure, but obviously hardware ones are better.

You can check out all firewalls by going to www.grc.com and clicking on Test My Shields and Probe My Ports.

Regards

eddie
 
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