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Question 14 years 9 months ago #4193

Is smoothwall as safe as a linksys router?? :)

Re: Question 14 years 8 months ago #4224

With all the security holes showing up in "home" routers, its good practice not to rely on them for your security. Then again, smoothwall or any firewall is only as good as it is configured. I personally haven't used smoothwall but it sounds like a descent product. One nice thing with using linux as a firewall/nat router is that you have a lot more control over the design and implementation... or I guess that could be a bad thing...


Re: Question 14 years 8 months ago #4237

smoothwall is as safe / unsafe as a hardened linux system.
There is no comparison here, you're talking about a dedicated firewalling system as opposed to a dedicated firewalling system.
Sahir Hidayatullah. Staff - Associate Editor & Security Advisor
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