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Software or hardware firewall

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello All,

I'm going to be colocating several servers pretty soon and wanted to know if a Norton Firewall is sufficient to protect my data.  Is there anything that a hardware firewall can do which a software one cannot?  After all, hardware firewalls run on software.  Where's the added security for all that added cost?
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I'm with InternetSquirrel for ClearOS, it's pretty good, but an extra box in a datacenter might be costly.

do you have any control over the router that will mangage your public IP's ?
You might be able to setup access lists there that only allow certain traffic to the IP's of your servers.
(it might also be offered as a service).
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