Anti-virus technology is best paired with a good firewall for optimum security

Anti-virus technology is best paired with a good firewall for optimum security


Sat, 2008-08-02 15:12 -- corou

Dear Sir

I intend using ClamWin antivirus software. The following quotation appeared in one of the articles in FSM:

"It should also be noted that anti-virus technology is best paired with a good firewall for optimum security."

Can anyone let me know if there is any reliable and robust firewall which can be used alongwith ClamWin to achieve best results? Is there any reliable open source firewall?

Regards

Ryan Cartwright's picture

A firewall can be either a) a piece of software on the same machine or b) a dedicated piece of hardware sitting between your machine and the internet at large.

In terms of the former we'll need to know which OS you are planning to run ClamAV on to help you more.

In terms of the latter you may find you have one. Most ADSL routers on the market these days include firewall-type features. Coincidentally a high number of them run free software beneath their slick exterior.

HTH
Ryan