Software Firewall for VPN Client
Posted on 2004-11-02
I am using the Netgear ProSafe VPN Client software to connect a remote laptop user to a Netgeat FVS328 in the office. All works well.
I was under the impression that it was good practice to run a software firewall on the remote laptop. The laptop sometimes uses a dial-up, sometime a LAN (DSL) connection. I currently using Zone Alarm with Antivirus.
With Zone Alarm enabled, my VPN connection is pretty unreliable (does connect occassionally). I have allowed VPN protocols, placed all relevant addresses in the trusted zone, etc. If I disable ZA, the VPN works well.
The Netgear docs say that all firewall & AV software should be disabled! Very helpful
1. Should I be using a software firewall?
2. If so, which one?