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Kudos0

NAV2008

I'm not able to realy get a straight answer when I contact Symantec Support. I have Norton AV2008 and I run it on a windows Vista Home Premium. When I turn on the Windows Firewall, the Windows security panel indicates that I have 2 firewalls on, Wn=indows and Norton. When I turn off the windows Firewall, the windows and the Norton security panels indicate that I am firewall protected. When I contact symantec support, they say that the NAV2008 has a "mini- firewall" and thus not needing another one to remain protected from inbound threats. I know it works because when I look at the logs it shows that things get blocked. Just confused about this. Am I firewall protected or not? At least inbound. I know that a firewall technically controls in and out bound. Since the NAV does not control outbound, is that why you can't officially say its a firewall?

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Kudos0

Re: NAV2008

I'm not able to realy get a straight answer when I contact Symantec Support. I have Norton AV2008 and I run it on a windows Vista Home Premium. When I turn on the Windows Firewall, the Windows security panel indicates that I have 2 firewalls on, Wn=indows and Norton. When I turn off the windows Firewall, the windows and the Norton security panels indicate that I am firewall protected. When I contact symantec support, they say that the NAV2008 has a "mini- firewall" and thus not needing another one to remain protected from inbound threats. I know it works because when I look at the logs it shows that things get blocked. Just confused about this. Am I firewall protected or not? At least inbound. I know that a firewall technically controls in and out bound. Since the NAV does not control outbound, is that why you can't officially say its a firewall?
Kudos0

Re: NAV2008


NY1986 wrote:
Since the NAV does not control outbound, is that why you can't officially say its a firewall?

You are correct. Internet Worm Protection (IWP) is included in Norton AntiVirus 2008, and blocks inbound traffic. This is why the Customer Support Team called it a "mini firewall". If you are concerned that you need more protection, I would recommend that you purchase Norton Internet Security 2008 or Norton 360 v2, both of which contain anti-virus and firewall protection. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thanks!

Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
Kudos0

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Thanks Tony. So I'm pretty safe with using the NAV2008 as my "firewall"? My friends do that and they feel good about it.
Kudos0

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Oh I do have another question regarding this minifirewall

I notice in the activity log that certain web addresses will constantly be trying to connect using TCP to some of my unused ports. My Norton says that it is blocking these connections which makes me happpy. My concern is how long does the Norton block these attempts of connection? Because soemtimes I notice taht certain attempts happen every 5-10 minutes for days. It is not saying that it is an intrusion attempt, but just a connection attempt that Norton is blocking (again happy that it is blocking this)

Just concerned if (the blocking)at some point it will "fatigue"

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It won't stop blocking, as long as you continue to to have it enabled.

You seem concerned with system security (as any reasonable person) and it might be a good idea to check out Norton Internet Security 2008.

Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
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I wouldn't feel safe with just NAV. I would sure recommend using a good firewall so NIS is a good suggestion
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
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IMHO, running just NAV 2008 is not enough. Like you said, NAV 2008 does not control outbound connections, so if a malware happens to slip through it will be hard to control it's network activities.
Kudos0

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our NAV 2008 subscription is coming to an end in less than 2 months. We are considering the Internet Security Suite.

We use a Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS . Will the NIS 2009 be compatable with Vista?

Kudos0

Re: NAV2008

The next version of Norton Internet Security will be compatible with Windows Vista.
Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
Kudos0

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Sweet !!! :)
Kudos0

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NIS 2008 is also. So why not install 2008 first and 2009 when it is finished
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