We’ve been running a Sunpoll on our corporate site last week, asking the following questions:

What’s your position on Desktop Firewalls on all your user’s workstations?

WinXP SP2 is good enough for me
Already run a third party firewall on the desktop
Don’t have one, but want to/should have one
Don’t have one, not interested
Other

The results were as follows:

WinXP SP2 is good enough for me
28% 403 votes
Already run a third party firewall on the desktop
51% 725 votes
Don’t have one, but want to/should have one
4% 70 votes
Don’t have one, not interested
9% 133 votes
Other
5% 76 votes
Total: 1407 votes

 
 

Note that we think that these results would bias toward IT managers, because a) the way the question was asked and b) because a lot of IT people come to our site.  Again, without putting more science out there, it’s really more of a gimmick.  

But that leads to the next question — what’s your favorite software firewall?

I got a list off of www.antionline.com and started culling it to represent current popular products:

  • Sygate  (recently acquired by Symantec)
  • Zone Alarm 
  • Outpost 
  • Kerio 
  • Tiny 
  • Norton 
  • BlackIce
  • McAfee

Let me know your thoughts.

 

Alex Eckelberry