Saturday, August 13, 2005

Stingray firewall

Topview LaI saw this post on Gizmodo about the Stingray Hardware Firewall.  It is a device that is supposed to sit in between your Cable/DSL modem and your computer.  It is supposed to automatically configure itself for the different network and virus threats.

They claim that you will not need to configure it to make this work.  (I think that is only true if your ISP is setup to give you an ip address with DHCP.)  Also I doubt that this firewall will allow any inbound connections.

I don't know if the protection provide by this is any better than any gateway that offers SPI.  This is pretty expensive.  They are charging  $129 CAD, while the Linksys WRT54GS is $71, and it gives you a WiFi access point.

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