does anyone use tiny4.5

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by tiny4.5, Jun 12, 2003.

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  1. tiny4.5

    tiny4.5 Guest

    Tiny seems to be a great firewall ,but i dont really see anyone using it in all the forums i go too.

    Im trying it out right now and there is a learning curve but the sandbox i do like.

    Any of you guys using it??
  2. tiny4.5

    tiny4.5 Guest

    Well i quess no one has any knowledge on this firewall.It doesnt seem to be that popular.
  3. gkweb

    gkweb Guest

    i tested it, and even without regarding the fact that it is strong or not, i don't like user interface, rules and applications are not defined well for my logic, so i have difficult to use it, i don't like it ;)

    I don't know what is the reason of others, i don't know what is his network filtering efficiency, but at least it seems to have difficult to pass leaktests, all other firewall seems to be better.


  4. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    BC, Canada
    I have not looked at the latest version, so cannot comment on it directly.
    As you noted yourself, a lot of people like the sandboxing (Tiny Trojan Trap) that comes with Tiny. It is very powerful and does require you to take some time to configure it properly. From comments I have seen, some are not that happy with the way the firewall is set up now. Others will just install the sandbox and not the firewall and use another firewall/packet filter.

    Carry on with your trial and see if it is the one for you :)


  5. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

    May 18, 2003
    Sunny San Diego
    Hi Tiny4.5,

    I used it briefly when it was in ver 4 but did not like its implementation of the IDS (Snort) so I took it off. I tried it again at 4.5 and they significantly improved the manageability of the IDS but ... I don't know, I was/am very impressed with its features but its useability leaves much to be desired. My impression is that it could be well suited for environments where the application environment is pretty static (such as an office environment) but I have to contend with lots of low-level types of applications and in lots of different network environments and this made the useability issue that much more problematic.

  6. tiny4.5

    tiny4.5 Guest

    Thx for responding guys

    Ill continue to play around with tiny. Another good thing about tiny is that it loads first before everything else.

    I dont know if it really matters how good the firewall is ,because i am behind a good router.If something should get by they would have to deal with the outstanding sandbox and ids snort protection built into tiny.

  7. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Truly! I use Tiny Trojan Trap 3.0.5 (the last version sold as a separate product from TPF) and it is by far and away my favorite and most powerful piece of security software.
  8. tiny 5

    tiny 5 Guest

    I have used the TTT components of tpf3 and tpf4.5. I tend to always go back to 3 because of the better interface. The very steep learning curve scares off most users. Right now I am trying out version 5 beta.
    It is very sophisticated and has a totally new interface. I agree with LowWaterMark the TTT components are very powerful and are my favourite piece of security software also. Version 5 beta is running very well on my system and I really like it. I hope the final home version is going to be very similar to the pro beta with it's incredible amount of control.
  9. dean

    dean Guest

    I use Tiny 2.15.A because I tried V3 and it has remote admin leak problem that it will not block.Anyone that knows how (admin) can use this admin program to gain entry to your computer. 2.15.A will block its own admin program from the net.
    This FW is for a techy type guy!
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