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Posted 19 April 2018 - 03:09 AM
Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:03 AM
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I use both types of firewalls in Windows and Linux. Do I Need a Firewall if I Have a Router? explains the advantages
of both types in a way that I think most users will understand.
QUOTE the bottom paragraph from that link:
It’s important to use at least one type of a firewall – a hardware firewall (such as a router) or a software firewall. Routers and software firewalls overlap in some
ways, but each provides unique benefits.If you already have a router, leaving the Windows firewall enabled provides you with security benefits with no real
performance cost. Therefore, it’s a good idea to run both.You don’t necessarily have to install a third-party software firewall that replaces the
built-in Windows firewall – but you can, if you want more features.
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