The MSI K8N Neo Platinum comes with NVIDIA’s own hardware based firewall, named Forceware. Using the Network Access Manager installed with
NVIDIA’s Forceware drivers, you can manage the board’s firewall through a web interface. For basic users,
NVIDIA allows you to switch through different security profiles depending on the needs of the user.

Aside from the basic configuration we just saw, you can also customize the firewall to your needs through the Advanced Configuration Tab.

Also complete in the web interface is a graphical summary of packets and connections, giving you a visual summary of what the firewall is letting through its gates. Overall, the hardware based firewall that
NVIDIA has included with the nForce 3 250Gb is easy to use, effective, and a great addition to the chipset.