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Postby c327 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:05 pm

What is the difference between a personal firewall and a hardware firewall?

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Postby Copper » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:43 pm

a hardware firewall is programed into a chip and then placed into a peice of hardware like a router, a personal firewal is software load on to your pc
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Postby c327 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:04 pm

Coppershirt wrote:a hardware firewall is programed into a chip and then placed into a peice of hardware like a router, a personal firewal is software load on to your pc


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Postby kltsin » Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:06 pm

c327 wrote:
Coppershirt wrote:a hardware firewall is programed into a chip and then placed into a peice of hardware like a router, a personal firewal is software load on to your pc


Ok thanks...............


Also note that you can run a hardware and a software firewall at the same time, but not 2 software firewalls.

Business's tend to use hardware to block somethings because a savy employee could shutdown a software firewall easily.

Heres a good read
http://www.motherboards.org/forums/post ... ly&t=66861
I agree with everything except the Norton or Mcafee comments in that article, Klasperskys is the best or close to it.
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