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Alpha-Shield Firewall

Postby Spectre » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:23 am

Has anyone heard of this? it is suppossed to be for Routers!
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Postby DnH500 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:35 am

They make hardware firewalls http://www.alphashield.com/products.htm... a very nice looking one as well. Never hand one tho
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Postby Spectre » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:56 am

DnH500 wrote:They make hardware firewalls http://www.alphashield.com/products.htm... a very nice looking one as well. Never hand one tho

I wonder if having a software firewall and a router would do just as good as this device!?
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Postby DnH500 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:30 am

Spectre wrote:
DnH500 wrote:They make hardware firewalls http://www.alphashield.com/products.htm... a very nice looking one as well. Never hand one tho

I wonder if having a software firewall and a router would do just as good as this device!?


indeed a software firewall would do just as good, both of them have there strengths and weaknesses
note most routers can be classed as hardware firewalls, most have some sort of security
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Postby Spectre » Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:03 pm

this is kind of a Stupid question I am about to ask, but would you or anyone else know the strengths and weaknesses of most Routers(Hardware Firewall part)?
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Postby rcranium » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:37 am

I used to use alphashield but it was too good . it denied almost every action I wanted to do. So I tossed it and got a simple router and use zone alarm and sp2 with norton AV. So far so good.
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Postby SSE4 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:42 am

The majority of routers have built-in firewalls. Spectre. The built-in firewall for a router will automatically block connections it has been told to, which is why it's so common for people behind routers to have connection problems with certain games etc. A weakness of this could mean that you may have trouble connecting to some places. A positive aspect is that it can give you the safety of a firewall without you yourself having to use one.
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Postby fred333 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:04 am

I have never used it myself.
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