Five Firewalls For Your Desktop PC

It's amazing to think there was once a time when the idea of a firewall for one's desktop computer was thought of as overkill, if not downright ridiculous. Now it's practically mandatory, not just to protect your computer from outside threats, but to keep Trojans and email viruses from hijacking your system from within.

Other things have changed, too. Today, standalone firewall products are more the exception than the rule. I took a look at five major firewalls on the market today, and almost everything that came my way was either available both as a standalone and as part of a suite of security products from the same manufacturer, or was only available as part of that suite. For the most part, this is good news -- it means you can get more for your money than ever before. On the other hand, it might also mean you're forced to buy more than you really need; but the sheer diversity of the products out there helps alleviate that a bit. Safety First: Five Firewalls For Your Desktop PC - Technology News by TechWeb

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 18th August 2006 12:22AM