View Full Version : Anyone ever try the SoftPerfect Personal Firewall?
March 12th, 2009, 05:38 AM
March 12th, 2009, 08:00 AM
I have not tried the firewall, so I don't know. But I have tried the program called Networx from the same company. Networx helps you collect statistics about network usage...counts size of in and out data. Networx is great but not 100% accurate. I'm reporting this so somebody could get an indication. For example Netlimiter is much more accurate.
The positive side...They seem really active in developing and making their software better. Networx improved a lot. So I can immagine that all the products of the company get the same treatment. I don't forget that they offer some of their products for free and even if these have some limitations, I really appreciate their efforts.
March 12th, 2009, 09:46 AM
It has a very basic GUI but of course that's no indication of how good or not it is (take SandboxIE).It'd be interesting to see how it actually performs.
There are a few user reviews here:
One odd thing was that the version 1.4.1 is listed on the site as August 2008 yet there's references to this version going back much further.
March 12th, 2009, 10:41 AM
I have tried it and its GUI, featureset means that its not meant for novice users. Its light and has very powerful packet filtering abilities.
It doesn't have any hips or inbuilt whitelist. But it does have a training mode, similar to Comodo. Tried on Vista x64 no issues.
March 12th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I have used it often. It is a packet filter, no app control. It does a great job if you know what you are doing. It is lacking a little in the logging portion. I like it's features of rules per mac list, and it allows logging on/off per rule. I install it, but dont' always have it autorun. It does work nicely for myself in tandem with xp firewall if so desired. It uses rulesets in xml, so you can easily import/export.
As said, it is very small resource wise.
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