Personal firewall for Business users

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Come somebody advise me if there is a solution available that can meet
our requirements.

We need a firewall like McAfee or the Microsoft firewall that will
allow us to restrict all ports except a few when employees use their
PC's at home. We also want to be able to have a second setting so when
the same laptop is within the network ports can be opened up as the
security is much higher.  The firewall maybe switched off internally if
a solutions like this does not exist.

Another requirement is that we can manage the firewall easily for
example be able to use Ms group policy or McAfee e-policy to manage

As you may be able to tell I'm not a huge techie and the requirements
are not set in stone but any suggestions would be appreciated even is
its just things that I should consider, the client is a big corporate
so it has to be as secure as possible and as easy to manage as possible.

Re: Personal firewall for Business users

Hello there,

Many differents personnal firewalls are available, most of them with
"standard" features, such as different profiles (one for home, one for
office), ....

For now, my experience - in personnal firewalls - is limited to F-Secure
which suits our need perfectly. Coupled with its Antivirus/antispyware
feature, we find this is definitely the product we needed.

This product is easily configurable through a centralized management

However, this restricts you to the windows world.

I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,
Jean-Francois Gobin
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Re: Personal firewall for Business users

I'd recommend Sophos Client Firewall (or Sophos Endpoint Security if you
want firewall and anti-virus protection).  Sophos Client Firewall is
designed exclusively for the corporate environment and offer excellent
central management and administration features and a high degree of
flexibility, and top notch technical support too - a rarity in the IT

Hope this helps

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