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Network Shield
« on: November 13, 2004, 07:57:37 PM »
Using Xp/Sp2 my system is locked down with the Oupost Pro software firewall. Is there any benefit running  the Network Shield with this type of setup?


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Re:Network Shield
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2004, 08:30:11 PM »
The Network Shield was designed as part of SP2 to guard against security problems in older version when your computer operates on a network.

For home use on stand-alones, the Network Shield does not offer you any more or less than a good firewall.


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Re:Network Shield
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004, 10:02:25 PM »
So you are saying their is no point of swicting on the network shield if you are a home user?
I have Sygate personal on my computer, is this good enough?

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Re:Network Shield
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004, 10:35:27 PM »
I'm using just the Win SP2 firewall, by way of background.

The new Network Shield seems to be running fine, but is still showing Scanned Count: 0  after several hours online.  Does that sound right?

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Re:Network Shield
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2004, 10:39:55 PM »
I'd recommend running the Network Shield even if you have a firewall. Network Shield is much more like an IDS than a firewall.

Mike, actually, the "Scan Count" is always zero (by definition) in the case of Network Shield. This is because it's scanning all network streams (data as it flows) instead of files. I hope that makes sense.

« Last Edit: November 13, 2004, 11:04:48 PM by Vlk »
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Re:Network Shield
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2004, 10:59:58 PM »
Thanks for the info, Vlk. I was about to ask a similar question.