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Are Desktop Firewalls Overkill?

September 22nd, 2010 09:40 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Barence writes “Should you be running firewalls on your desktop and server machines? PC Pro’s Jon Honeyball argues the case for switching off Windows firewalls and handing over responsibility for security to server-based solutions. “I’d rather have security baked right into my network design than scattered willy-nilly around my desktops and servers,” Honeyball argues. “It seems to me that there’s much sense in concentrating your security into a small number of trusty gatekeepers rather than relying on a fog of barely managed faux security devices. Of course, it puts your eggs into fewer baskets, but it does mean these gatekeepers are easier to control and manage: monitoring them in real-time becomes routine.”"

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