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  1. Visat + Firewall

    Hi,

    Is Windows Vista (32bit) firewall regarded as a good firewall?

    Thanks

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    species8350 wrote in news:27730ebf-3317-
    422c-bb61-f56b44f98417@k36g2000pri.googlegroups.com:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Is Windows Vista (32bit) firewall regarded as a good firewall?
    >
    > Thanks
    >


    sort of depends on what you want it to do.

    --
    Best regards,

    C.D



  3. Re: Visat + Firewall

    species8350 wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Is Windows Vista (32bit) firewall regarded as a good firewall?
    >
    > Thanks

    Firewalls are not good or bad (usually). Policies are good or bad. Is
    the default windows vista firewall policy good? depends on your setup.

  4. Re: Visat + Firewall

    On Sat, 1 Nov 2008 09:38:31 -0700 (PDT), species8350 wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Is Windows Vista (32bit) firewall regarded as a good firewall?


    You are not going to find anything better than the Vista FW and Vista in
    itself due to the advanced features the FW and Vista are using.

    Jesper's Blogs-
    At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesp...l-is-free.aspx
    Windows Firewall: the best new security feature in Vista?
    http://blogs.technet.com/jesper_joha...01/426921.aspx

    Managing the Windows Vista Firewall (Read in its entirety!)
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc510323.aspx

    Exploring The Windows Firewall.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tec...l/default.aspx
    "If you try to block outbound connections from a computer that’s already
    compromised, how can you be sure that the computer is really doing what you
    ask? The answer: you can’t. Outbound protection is security theater—it’s a
    gimmick that only gives the impression of improving your security without
    doing anything that actually does improve your security. This is why
    outbound protection didn’t exist in the Windows XP firewall and why it
    doesn’t exist in the Windows Vista™ firewall."

    Tap into the Vista firewall's advanced configuration features
    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...7-6098592.html
    "...once you discover the secret of accessing its advanced configuration
    settings via the MMC snap-in, you'll find it to be far more configurable
    and functional. At last, Windows comes with a sophisticated personal
    firewall that can be used to set up outbound rules as well as inbound, with
    the ability to customize rules to fit your precise needs."
    Or
    Configure Vista Firewall to support outbound packet filtering
    http://searchwindowssecurity.techtar...247138,00.html
    Or
    Vista Firewall Control (Free versions available).
    Protects your applications from undesirable network incoming and outgoing
    activity, controls applications internet access.
    http://sphinx-soft.com/Vista/
    The free version may be all you need, check the comparisons under
    the "Download and Buy" link.

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