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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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Comparison Chart

Although each firewall product can protect your computer and perhaps your home network, each has special functions that you might find more useful. Table 11.4 shows a brief description of the pros and cons of each program that was discussed in detail, and a basic conclusion about how each program performs.

Table 11.4. Product Comparison
ProductProsConsConclusion
BlackICE Defender 2.5Easy setup and installation

Visible and audible alert function

Added port filtering capability

Trace attacker IP address

Real-time alerting

Easy to understand

Lot of information available about attacks
No remote management

No capability to set up an internal protected network

False positive alerts

No password protection

Additional programs needed to ...

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