Are Consumer-Grade Firewalls Really Secure?
Consumers shouldn’t trust entry-level firewall hardware and software, Paul Henry, vice president at CyberGuard, told TechNewsWorld. Both, he said, are incomplete security solutions. With the growing demand for always-on high-speed Internet access, consumer-grade firewall boxes are becoming as common in computing as modems and mice. The prevalence of these devices makes sense, as network security and protection against intruders have become topics of great concern for home-office telecommuters as well as for IT staff in upscale corporations. But despite the hype associated with popular over-the-counter security products, the general consensus among network security experts is that consumers are not protected if they rely solely on router hardware devices and software firewalls. Full Story