Knowledge Base

Webroot SecureAnywhere Firewall Compatibility

  • 19 December 2012
  • 2 replies
  • 5558 views
Webroot SecureAnywhere Firewall Compatibility
Userlevel 7
  • Retired Webrooter
  • 1464 replies

Question

Does SecureAnywhere's firewall work with other firewalls?

Answer

The Webroot SecureAnywhere firewall and software is compatible with any other antivirus or firewall application, so you should have no problem running our software alongside your other antivirus/firewall. While it is possible for another antivirus or firewall application to interfere with WSA, no part of Webroot should interfere with other firewalls as WSA is built to recognize and co-exist with other legitimate antivirus/firewall applications. Running the Windows firewall alongside our program is recommended and sufficient because the Windows firewall is effective against hostile inbound connections, whereas SecureAnywhere provides effective outbound protection.

This topic has been closed for comments

2 replies

<p>Does using 2 firewalls slow down my computer for internet use?</p>
Userlevel 7
<p>Hi prosperous</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What would be the point of doing that?&nbsp; As long as the&nbsp;firewall you use is&nbsp;a good product then you should only need ONE.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you are thinking of installing 3rd party&nbsp;firewall or security product that has it's own firewall built then you will usually find that as part of the installation of the product will check for and disable the Windows Firewall automatically (in the case of WSA, as Mike has stated, because it is designed to work WITH the WIndows Firewall then this does not happen).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>But to answer your question simply...it is not advised as two firewalls could conflict and could slow your internet connection.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Baldrick</p>