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What is your favorite Firewall software?

Windows XP Integrated Firewall
2
6%
Norton Personal Firewall
5
15%
Zone Alarm
9
27%
Sygate
7
21%
BlackICE
0
No votes
Other - Please tell us about it.
10
30%
 
Total votes: 33

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Post by vtel57 » Wed May 26, 2004 4:13 pm

I'm just curious... what's everyone's favorite Firewall Software and why?
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Post by mutterer » Wed May 26, 2004 6:01 pm

Agnitum Outpost Pro 2.1

You don't even know it's there.

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http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/

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Post by Coolnat2004 » Wed May 26, 2004 7:43 pm

Kerio Personal Firewall (Registered)

Easy interface, program rules--much like zonealarm.

Seems more secure than zonealarm, I guess because it's not so pretty..

http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html

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Post by TomServo » Thu May 27, 2004 1:16 am

on my XP Home box: the SP2 firewall. Seems to be doing quite well.

on the 2K box I use Sygate
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Post by SweetLou » Thu May 27, 2004 5:15 am

I also am using the SP2 firewall. I like it and I haven't ran into any problems with it. It isn't the most customizable one and doesn't come with cool features like ad blocking, cookie handling, etc, but that is ok, I have other programs for that.
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Post by HarryP » Thu May 27, 2004 5:34 am

I'm using ZoneAlarmPro 4.5.

I think it works very well and the configuration is easy, too.

Now I'm waiting for a stable working version! :)



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Post by crom » Thu May 27, 2004 6:10 am

Look'n'Stop (v2.05 now)

lowest on resources, easy to config, no compatibility troubles..the best firewall against leaktests you can find on the market.
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Post by crom » Thu May 27, 2004 6:13 am

SweetLou wrote:SP2 firewall (...) isn't the most customizable one and doesn't come with cool features like ad blocking, cookie handling, etc
I believe that stuff should have nothing to do with a firewall..it would mostly turn it into a bloatware...
there are, as you know, hundreds of nice proggies to block ads, handle cookie...etc! ;)
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Post by SweetLou » Thu May 27, 2004 6:25 am

I agree with you crom. Though I thought Kerio did a real nice job with the ad blocking.
Does anyone use Smoothwall? I have an old box laying around. I was going to install ClarkConnect but noticed I need more memory for it, so I might just use it for Smoothwall instead.
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Post by Logiman » Thu May 27, 2004 7:13 am

I use Tiny Personal Firewall, because it has a really tiny footprint on CPU and RAM. Gives me complete control of computer's security. Doesn't have any pop-up blocker, history cleaner, or cookie manager, but it detects all inbound, and outbound connections. The only flaw I found is that port 80 is left open, therefore it is open to worm attacks,but I use another stuff for security also. XP firewall can cover port 80 just dandy although I don't have it on. Best security is a layered one. I like it mainly because of the detection and the light weight of the app.

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Post by MCT » Fri May 28, 2004 3:51 pm

i use kerio personal firewall (Latest Beta is 4.1 beta 2)

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Post by Logiman » Sat May 29, 2004 2:11 am

I thought Kerio was discontinued?

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Post by André » Sat May 29, 2004 3:43 am

Logiman wrote:I thought Kerio was discontinued?
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Post by MCT » Sat May 29, 2004 9:12 am

nope, kerio is very much still up and running, they release a new beta about once every 2 weeks, and a full release about once a month..

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Post by Coolnat2004 » Sat May 29, 2004 8:26 pm

MCT wrote:nope, kerio is very much still up and running, they release a new beta about once every 2 weeks, and a full release about once a month..
Is it a beta of the full version? Or the free version?

Can I keep my current, registered version while using the beta?

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Post by Logiman » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:23 am

The reason why I am using Tiny Personal Firewal right now is because of Kerio believe it or not. I installed XP on another computer. Went to the Kerio website and it took me directly to Tiny Personal Firewall homepage. That is why I assumed they discontinued it, but I guess not, because I recently checked, and the Kerio homepage is back up. I was a long time Kerio user before, so it's nice to see that Kerio is still alive.

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Post by Logiman » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:28 pm

Well I recently installed Kerio Personal Firewall version 4.0.16 and I must say it is great. Very stable. Uses very little RAM and CPU processing. Maybe even less than Tiny Personal Firewall. I think I will keep it. Very simple to use too.

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Post by Guest » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:36 am

Using Kerio since 2001 & no trouble till date. easiest to configure & free from unnecessary colors of ZoneAlarm, much technical & professional.

The only compatibility issue I've found;

* If you run another firewall while Kerio is running, your system will restart!
* If you don't disable Kerio while installing VMware Workstation, it is possible that your network settings are doomed & you might need to reinstall Windows (this happened 2 times on my WinXPPro)!

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Post by Sergei » Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:15 pm

Another happy Kerio user here. The free version - the only difference. is a popup blocker. I'm surprised it's not on the list, it's got to be one of the top 3 in popularity.
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