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Using Telewest Broadband 2 MB, whats the best firewall to use?
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The one that fits your budget, and level of expertise.
My personal favorite is Cisco PIX....


Free/low cost software firewalls
Zone Alarm:
http://www.zonelabs.com
Kerio is good:
http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_home.html
Panda Software has an Antivirus with built in firewall:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/
BlackIce Defender
http://blackice.iss.net/product_pc_protection.php
Tiny Personal Firewall:
http://www.tinysoftware.com/home/tiny2?la=EN


While you're at it, don't forget about spyware and adware.
Spybot Search and Destroy:
http://security.kolla.de/news.php?lang=en
Adaware:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com
Spycop:
http://www.spycop.com/
Spyware Blaster
http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html


Hardware appliance firewalls:
Ciso PIX (Hands-down my favorite)
http://www.cisco.com/go/pix
Netscreen:
http://www.netscreen.com/products/firewall/index.jsp
Watchguard:
http://guide.gowatchguard.com/?keyword=firewallappliance
Sonicwall:
http://www.sonicwall.com/
Symantec:
http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/products/products.cfm?ProductID=63

Small office/home office - SOHO
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=23&prid=433
http://www.dlink.com.au/products/routers/dfl500/

Enterprise software-based firewalls:
Symantec:
http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/products/products.cfm?ProductID=47
Checkpoint:
http://www.checkpoint.com/products/index.html

And, of course, your Linux firewalls:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/technology/chi-020124linux.story?coll=chi%2Dtechnology%2Dhed
FloppyFW -- http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw
Linux Router Project -- http://www.linuxrouter.org
FirePlug -- http://edge.fireplug.net
Coyote Linux -- http://www.coyotelinux.com


-disclaimer: This is not an all-inclusive list. There will be someone with experience in other
products that can be just as good, just as effective as any of these produts lists.

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Well, for a start, make sure there aren't any unwanted services running on your public ip interface. Then i'd go for a simple software solution like the free zone alarm.
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