Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?
email@example.com wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org:
> How secure is my laptop, running its current installation of Sygate
> Personal Firewall Pro, as opposed to using an external hardware
> Is a software firewall really capable of totally isolating the entire
> machine from any type of attack, just like a firewall solution could?
There is no software or hardware solution that can do that. If you have
an O/S such as an NT based O/S, then that's where you start in the
protection is to secure it from attack. The hardware or software solution
is secondary to the O/S, IMHO.
Some people go with both solutions with a layered protection approach, a
good AV, and using safe hex.