firewall 5 vs 6? may i know the news

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by mantra, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member


    may i know the new feature of the firewall in smart security 6 compared to 5?

  2. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    What do you mean by "new feature" exactly? :doubt:
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    are there new features?
    is the firewall the same as the v5 security version ?

  4. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Yes the firewall is basically the same....

    But Marcos did mention in another thread that it had been "updated/improved" in V6 so it would protect better against.....something wich I can't remember now.

    So to get the best and most correct answer it would be good to wait for an reply from Marcos since I can't seem to find that particular post right now :)
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    thanks SweX
    sad it 's the same firewall!
    i mean the suite is around 90mb of ram , and the firewall is not so powerfull like outpost or comodo
  6. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

    I think it has some more configuration options and there is some exploit detection added to the IDS. I'm not sure if it's exclusive to v6 or that older versions have it as well through module update.
  7. Janus

    Janus Registered Member

    Hey mantra, yep outpost and comodo, and for that sake online armor is indeed strong firewalls. No doubt about that. But just because I am so curious, and I hope you don't mind that I ask, but is there some, or one special feature(s) that you have hoped to see in this new edition. Personally I would have wished for a development, integration of Eset H.I.P.S. into the firewall, that could be activated as a advanced feature/choice.
  8. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    yes , i would like to have the integration of the Hips in the firewall too m to have in addition to one of the best antivirus a tough firewall
  9. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Yes but it's not the firewall alone that's using 90MB of RAM.

    And FYI using the RAM is not a bad thing.
    ESET is this light only because the sigs is loaded into the RAM, wich results in very low CPU and I/O usage. :)
  10. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Very much agreed. Also, I couldn't tell you the differences between the v5 and v6 firewall, but I can say that where I had some issues configuring the v5 firewall, I have had no issues with the v6 firewall. For anyone that had problems with v5 (or even v4) I recommend trying v6.
  11. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Might also be worth to mention that you can use NOD32 instead of ESS.
    And use a firewall of your choice together with it. :thumb:

    And AFAIK there's nothing wrong with the firewall in ESS....and no need to fix what's not broke ;)
    Also, one doesn't buy and use ESETs product because of the firewall alone.
  12. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    For me, the biggest change in the firewall is detection of various exploits at the network level (can be configured in the IDS setup).
  13. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    but it's so hard to integrate the hips in the firewall ?
  14. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account


    HIPS looks at the behavior of programs running in memory while a firewall looks at packets of data broadcasting across the network interface(s).

    The two are different technologies for preventing different types of threats in different parts of the system, but you can think of the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) functionality in the firewall as a kind of a HIPS for network traffic.


    Aryeh Goretsky
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