Recommended firewall software for a small lan

Posted on 2005-05-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Can you provide some suggestions company wise
Question by:ceceredean
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    the one i use is here
    it is nice and easy to use, they have a free version which works quite well, but the paid version has nore options you may want.

    aslo check out
    tiny personal firewall.

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    Does it have to be a software firewall?

    If so I like ZoneAlarm.  Works well.  
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    Sorry forgot the URL:
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    If you have a small LAN and you want the computers to talk to each other... I wouldn't put a firewall on any of them.. but, I would use a router, or, put a firewall device on the Internet side of the router.

    Firewalls on each PC may keep them from sharing files/printers etc if you ever have configuratino problems.

    If file sharing and so on isn't important, consider Zone-alarm for example. They do have a fere version... or use Windows XP built-in firewall if you have WinXP.

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    I was going to suggest a router but he/she specified software.

    If you want the easiest solution you can go buy a 30 dollar linksys router/firewall at bestbuy and that should do it.  

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