|Internet Connection Security for Windows Users|
|by Steve Gibson, Gibson Research Corporation|
|Hardware Firewalls/NAT Routers|
External firewall and NAT router appliances provide excellent "natural protection" from external intrusion hacking. For systems where a NAT router makes sense (i.e. multiple machines sharing a single Internet connection) we highly recommend the use of a good NAT router.
However, no hardware of any sort, running outside of a computer, can possibly provide comprehensive protection against the very real dangers from the internal extrusion of your personal and private information.
be managed and controlled through the action of some
form of "agent" able to watch from INSIDE the computer.
The HOT setup . . .
on multiple computers more than pays for a NAT!)
We note that this solution does not offer the additional features of parental control, advertising, and cookie blocking offered by, for example, Symantec's NIS product line, but Symantec's solutions are not free, and they all currently fail to provide comprehensive internal extrusion protection.
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