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Should I worry about firewalls and anti-virus protection in Linux?

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Posted: 23 Dec 2004

I connect my Linux machine to quite a few customer's networks, and when they ask if I have the appropriate anti-virus software and firewalls installed, I have to answer "no". Is there software available for this?

Even though Linux is inherently more secure than windows, it also isn't a bad idea to get software to protect it more. ClamAV is a good choice for anti-virus software, and for firewalls, YAST contains an easy-to-setup configuration wizard for Linux's firewall.

Click here to get more information on Linux firewalls.

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