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WinXP Firewall Vs HIPS Firewall

Hi, I have following queries

1. Can I enable both OS and HIPS FW?

2. What are the benefits if I enable both FW?

3. If I disable the WinXP FW and enable the HIPS FW, what are the disadvantages?

Appreciate the answer in advanced.


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Re: WinXP Firewall Vs HIPS Firewall

You could enable both firewalls but managing them and understanding the resulting firewall policies would be quite difficult.  You would not benefit much from enabling both firewalls unless you identify some unique features in each of the firewalls that you want to use.  The HIPS FW has many advanced features, such as location awareness and better policy management, that are missing in the Windows firewall.

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