Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

We-B Centre, Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

1375

Comments

This article was originally published as: AUTHOR1, A. B., AUTHOR2, A. B., & AUTHOR3, A.B. (YEAR). Firewall or Folly - An Initial Investigation into the Effectiveness of Personal Firewalls in Securing Personal Computers from Attack. 3rd Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference. (pp. 190-195). Perth, WA: We-B Centre, Edith Cowan University. Original article available here

Abstract

With the increase in the use of Personal Computer (PC) firewall, this study looks at the security features provided by eight PC firewall; they are BlackICE, Deerfield, Kirio, MacAfee, Outpost, Sygate, Tiny and Zonealarm. The Nessus network scanner was used to probe these systems in a variety of configurations. The paper discusses the results and their implications for users of this new range of software.

 
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