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Suitable Firewall for a Home Server PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

I would like to ask what's a good firewall software for a Home server "Laptop" that runs windows 7 enterprise, plex and Utorrent 24/7 my win 8.1 os got infected by a worm and almost corrupted my 1.5tb Anime drive :P


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The built-in Windows firewall should be sufficient. If you really feel like needing one, FYI people rarely buy standalone firewalls these days. Thus most firewall software is either for a dedicated server or integrated into an anti-malware package.

F-Secure provides a free trial of their Internet Security suite, which is in my experience pretty good. Only standalone firewall-focused software suite I can think of is ZoneAlarm. Though even that contains a lot more functionality beyond a basic firewall. Haven't used ZoneAlarm in quite some time though, so I can't say much about it.

>windows 7 enterprise

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Agreed with forum member above - windows firewall should be sufficient - and then anything open to the internet you can close your ports on the router / open them dependent on what you want.


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Id agree with going Linux. You could do a PfSense or smoothwall box for really cheap and they are quite effective. They are easy to setup and allow for a lot of customization for your traffic.

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I guess I should ask...

 

A.) do you have a budget

 

if not...you can build ur own firewall from a old PC. If you wanna avoid that go with Zonealarm.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I guess I should ask...

 

A.) do you have a budget

 

if not...you can build ur own firewall from a old PC. If you wanna avoid that go with Zonealarm.

I don't have a budget at the moment, but right now I'm using Tinywall as my temporary firewall.


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