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Question by emilee
Submitted on 9/29/2003
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what is advantages and disadvantages firewall

Answer by nidhi
Submitted on 5/15/2004
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what are features of firewall?


Answer by JH
Submitted on 5/20/2004
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Advantages: A properly-configured firewall will help shield your computer from outside hacker attacks.

Disadvantages: Firewalls can be difficult to configure correctly, especially for novices. Incorrectly configured firewalls may block users from performing certain actions on the Internet, until the firewall configured correctly.


Answer by Mzekezeke
Submitted on 10/8/2004
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Windows 98
Anti viruses


Answer by Chelsea Suck
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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who cares?


Answer by mehala
Submitted on 12/20/2004
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A hardware firewall is a small box that connects between your computer and your modem.
Hardware firewalls have the following advantages:
    - They provide more complete protection than
       software firewalls
    - A hardware firewall can protect an entire
       network of computers
    - Since they don't run on your system, hardware
       firewalls don't effect system performance.
    - Hardware firewalls operate independently of
       your operating system and software applications.
Hardware firewalls have the following disadvantages:
    - They tend to be more expensive than software
       firewalls, although if you have several machines
       to protect it can cost less to purchase one
       hardware firewall than a number of copies of
       a software firewall.
    - Since they do not run on your computer, they
       can be a bit challenging to configure.


Answer by Mohammad Alam
Submitted on 10/4/2005
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Benefits of Firewall Protection
Firewalls protect private local area networks (LANs) from hostile intrusion from the Internet. Consequently, firewall protection allows many LANs to be connected to the Internet where Internet connectivity would otherwise have been too great a risk.
Firewalls allow network administrators to offer access to specific types of Internet services to selected LAN users. This selectivity is an essential part of any information management program, and involves not only protecting private information assets, but also knowing who has access to what. Privileges can be granted according to job description and need rather than on an all-or-nothing basis.
Firewall related Internet security problems
Firewalls introduce problems of their own. Internet security involves constraints, and users don't like this. It reminds them that Bad Things can and do happen. Firewalls restrict access to certain services. The vendors of information technology are constantly telling us "anything, anywhere, any time", and we believe them naively. Of course they forget to tell us we need to log in and out, to memorize our 27 different passwords, not to write them down on a sticky note on our computer screen and so on.
Firewalls can also constitute a traffic bottleneck. They concentrate security in one spot, aggravating the single point of failure phenomenon. The alternatives, howeve,r are either no Internet access, or no security, neither of which are acceptable in most organizations.


Answer by Daz
Submitted on 11/27/2005
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i got ZoneAlarm is that a wise choice, i got it cause its free, and trying to think of a way to protect comp, ive got avg antivirus and spysweeper so i hope zonealarm makes it safer!!


Answer by marta
Submitted on 1/30/2006
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Who need firewalls?


Answer by Luai
Submitted on 7/2/2006
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Another disadvantage that firewalls make the system slower than before


Answer by rifay
Submitted on 8/9/2006
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what is advantages of firewall?


Answer by John Rambo
Submitted on 2/6/2007
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Answer by Homateni
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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ball to ball


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