Comodo Firewall 5.12.xxxx

Hi,

I am running Comodo Firewall (free) version 5.12.xxxxx.
Couple of quick questions:

I have a LAN setup with a hardware Cisco router directly tied to a Vista PC and another PC connected wireless. I have Comodo Firewall running on both machines.

Is is absolute necessary to run this software on both machines?

Do I have the latest ‘best’ free version of Comodo firewall software?
Should I be running something else?

Thanks in advance.

I would run the software on both machines.

There is a more current release of the software than 5.12. However, it’s not being pushed through the built-in updater in the software yet, so the 5.x versions will not automatically update to the 6.x version.

If you want to run the 6.x version, you’ll need to download it.

Welcome to the forum

If you use both PCs to access the Internet, then ideally you’d want to use CIS on both.

Do I have the latest 'best' free version of Comodo firewall software? Should I be running something else?

Thanks in advance.

Version 6 is the latest.

Edit: HeffeD beat me to it :slight_smile:

A software firewall like CIS is needed on computers alongside the firewall a router usually provides,

CIS will protect against installing of unwanted guests with Sandbox/HIPS. It also will protect you against potential danger from other computers on a local network and very important it will give you a handle on outgoing traffic.