I know that some of you are using a firewall and therefor the home pc firewall guide site may be worth a visit to make sure you have configured your firewall properly. The website has more sections than I can list here so i stick with some interesting ones and leave the rest to you. To start with a good one, Installing Security Products, a guide on how to install security type software on a new windows operating system.
Then we have the Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Personal Firewall Guide which link to many of review sites and to some the best products that are currently on the market. There is also a Linux and BSD section which consists of links to sites that deal with securing those operating systems. If you are looking for security tools make sure you check the site out.
Update: It seems that the site has been constantly updated in past years, which is a good sign for users as information are always fresh and pointing to the latest available products on the market.
While you will find commercial products thrown into the mix, as affiliate links one might add, it is not as if commercial products should not be listed on a site with a comprehensive firewall guide.
The good news is, the site is listing both free and commercial firewall products, so that users always have a choice to select a free product instead of a commercial one.
The latest firewall reviews date back to 2010, which may indicate that the site is not updated as often as it was in previous years. Still, it is usually safe to select the latest product listed on the developer website instead of the one suggested on the firewall guide page.
The site furthermore links to reviews on third party sites like Cnet or PC Magazine for a second opinion on a listed firewall product.
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