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Does Core contain a packet filtering firewall
It is very unclear from the current marketing if Norton Core acts in the capacity of a packet filtering firewall. The device contains deep packet inspection and IDS/IDP, but does it act as a hardware based firewall for inbound packet filtering? I am assuming that Norton Core Security Plus contains a software based firewall, as does Norton Security Deluxe does today. I am quite interested in knowing if devices that do not have a software based firewall (a.k.a. SmartTV) are protected from basic port attacks and DDOS via the core acting as a hardware based firewall. I recognize that core is not a full blown NGFW, but at a lower price point it may gave similar protections for the average home user.