Posts Tagged ‘built-in firewall’

Windows firewall – Overhead or additional protection?

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Come to think of it, I usually avoid Windows firewall too …

Too many times the value of built-in firewalls may be overlooked. In this TechRepublic blog post, IT pro Rick Vanover explains pros and cons of using firewalls in the operating system.

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In the course of administering servers, I’ve generally preferred to use firewalls via an appliance to dictate traffic patterns at the network level. Using firewalls, namely Windows firewall, that comes built-in with operating systems, I have generally preferred not to use. So much so, that I have committed to memory the command on modern Windows systems to disable the firewall service for all profiles:

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