[SASAG] Windows Servers firewall question

Lee Damon nomad at castle.org
Thu Apr 9 17:18:04 PDT 2009

Just because a firewall is protecting the exterior access doesn't mean
your hosts are individually protected.  What happens when someone brings
in an infected laptop?  You're completely exposed if they're inside your

You need host-based protection in addition to network protection.


Lap Huynh wrote:
> At my previous company we disabled Windows firewall on our servers.
> However, at my current company we turn on windows firewall. My opinion
> is that we don't need to turn on Windows Firewall if we already have
> hardware firewall. Of course, reading on Microsoft technet it says we
> should turn on Windows firewall even with hardware firewall. Does Cisco
> or any other vendor suggest turning off that feature?
> Thanks,
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