software firewall

software firewall

A firewall that is provided by software. It often refers to a personal firewall in a user's computer, but software firewalls may be installed in servers as well. Contrast with hardware firewall. See personal firewall.
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Exhibit 3 shows the difference between a software firewall and a hardware firewall.
The premium edition adds the MS SQL 2000 database as well as ISA, a capable software firewall.
(NYSE:MFE) , a pioneer and worldwide leader of intrusion prevention solutions, has introduced McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5, an enhanced version of its distributed software firewall for small to large enterprises that need robust protection from today's sophisticated threats and targeted hacker attacks.
Intrusion prevention solutions provider McAfee Inc (NYSE: MFE) has released an enhanced version of its distributed software firewall for small to large enterprises.
Software firewalls available include: Windows XP Service Pack 2, with its software firewall turned on by default; www.zonelabs.com (about $60, limited free version available); and www.my-etrust.com/ (about $40).
Again, if you do not have at least a basic software firewall installed like Zone Alarm, then it is not a question of if your computer will get hacked into, it is only a question of when.
Global Technology Associates, Inc., (GTA), a leader in cost effective network security solutions, recently announced its next generation software firewall product - GB-Ware.
A free, personal-use copy of a popular software firewall, ZoneAlarm, is available at www.pcworld.com/down-loads/ file_download/O,fid,7228,fileidx,1,00.asp.
At home, I use both a hardware router with firewall and the ZoneAlarm software firewall. Broadband without at least a basic firewall is like painting a target on your chest.
Smooth Wall is a software firewall and dial up router suitable for any SOHO, home or telework network running Windows PCs, Macs or Linux operating systems.

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