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Application-Wise Network Filtering on Linux?

Jul 23, 2007, 10:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Application-wise network filtering is a controversial topic: in Windows such frameworks are quite common (ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security) and are the nightmare of every Help Desk. Additionally they are designed to interact with the user who most often has no idea--and they tend to spread fear among the users to show how 'effective' they are while there is nothing to fear.

"For Linux it was often mentioned that application-wise network filters are not needed since Linux cannot be infected as easily as Windows..."

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