It was only very recently I, admittedly, viewed this security combination with some contempt, my reason being that Kerio needs a “crutch” to bolster its defenses because of its lack of application behaviour control. But after using this combo for a couple weeks because I simply wanted to try it out to satisfy my penchant for trialing different firewalls, I have grown very fond of this firewall/HIPS setup. The look and feel of Kerio 2.1.5 may be Spartan, but it offers excellent flexibility and control over packet and application filtering. I like the fact it is a firewall without all the bells and whistles. It runs light and my browsing speeds are faster using this firewall than they have been with any other pc firewall I have tried, with perhaps the exception of Tiny’s last version, where this seems to be on par with it. With the support of SSM (so impressed with the free version I purchased the full), all application behaviour is taken care of. The combination works extremely well together, consumes an impressively light ~20 MB memory and, as others in this forum have mentioned, provides that “layered approach” to system security. As much as I like Comodo and Outpost 3.51, I think I will stick with this setup. Any thoughts?