Thanks to everyone who offered information about solutions for personal
firewall and security needs at the home office. In my research, I've
across a couple of interesting articles...
 Ziff-Davis' PC Magazine has survey at
as part of a privacy series. But I found it lacking in detailed comparison
of the products mentioned. Still, it's useful for getting a feel of the
 SecurityPortal's article has much more information
and a nice list of references for further investigation...
I've tried eval versions of
o BlackIce Defender, which has worked well against incoming traffic
o Norton Internet Security, Personal edition, which is more
comrehensive, and includes Norton Antivirus--which the Standards
group is evaluating. It's also more expensive.
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