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Poilicy based vs Automatic

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I have ESET smart security which is a firewall and Antivurs suite, I was wondering is policy based rules (one I have set) better than letting the software do everything and ask me all of the time?

    And is there any good guides on what things are best to block or allow?

    Basically I only want any traffic to and from my pc when I am on web sites I trust and block annoying useless things like the real player and windows media player home pages. I have them blocked but can anyone give me any tips on what else I should block?
     
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  2. Alex Wright

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    My policy when it comes to security is to block *everything* and only open up specific ports etc, as and when they're needed.
     
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    Same here:thumbleft. Hope this settles it for GBL
     
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    Great minds think alike! :)
     
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    Policy based as well. Only you can decide who/what you want to access channels between your PC and t'internet. :biggrin
     
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    I'll sort out my policies tommorow as I will be installing my 3rd dvd drive (better bloody work this time, went for an LG version) and Setting up my new monitor which looks the business :) I went for a 22" Samsung sinc master 225BW :)
     
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    You're the man this weekend GBL:):), I love the Samsung syn master and even better the 22" inch just makes it even all the better. Do you mind if I ask how much and if you got a deal?
     
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