to use a software firewall then Sygate Personal (free) or Kerio Personal (free) are great choices, however, behind a router with the ICF enabled (SP1), most would feel pretty comfortable, but others, like myself, like to know what also on the system is going out, and not just coming in, hence a software firewall. If looking for just free, then the two mentioned above are my recommendations, if money isn't really an object, then the best one, imo, the one i use is OutPost Pro (50USD or so).
a SP1 +++ & a SP2 computer?
Have posted in Periphrials but no responses yet. Info on both computers in Profile.
Although my new router has a built-in incoming only FW, I am considering 2 way ones for each (hopefully the same) compatable with router.
I have heard/read that ZA 5.0 was a complete disaster with many reverting to ZA 4.5. ZA 5.5 may meld better w/ MS Security Center(SP2) but will it work w/ SP1 (no sec.Center). Will 4.5 work with both? I note both Kerio 4 and ZA 5.0 are listed on MS SP2 affected program list.
If another (Sygate or?)compatable for both?
Won't go SP2 on desktop since can't afford to replace $800-$1000 worth of asst'd software still more or less functioning(hotfixes), where new drivers aren't available. Maybe hopeless. Thanks in Advance.