Look N' Stop vs. Kerio

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by DJB, Jun 28, 2002.

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  1. DJB

    DJB Guest

    I am currently using Kerio, and have no problems with it, however, I've heard many good things about Look N' Stop and am thinking of making the switch. Besides passing all known leak tests, can anyone tell me other advantages Ln'S has over Kerio? I am trying to justify the purchase. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    DJB - Welcome!

    You didn't mention whether you were familiar with making firewall rules or not, but I've found the 'Advanced' rulest provided to be perfectly sufficient for my needs.

    It's a snap to set up and configure, they don't ever rest on their laurels, have their own forum - in short, it's about all I can conceive of ever needing in the way of firewall-type protection.

    I'm sure others will be along with their views, too. HTH Pete
     
  3. DJB

    DJB Guest

    Pete, thanks for the welcome and reply. And, yes, I am familiar with creating firewall rules.
     
  4. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    LNS will pass all known vulnerabilities tests with flying colors.
    Has in fact been the first one to react on few occasions when a new one was discovered.
    As Pete Says, The enhanced ruleset is more than enough to protect anyone but the paranoia types like me.
    Rules are very easy to create, and even from the log files when needed.
    The author, Frédéric, gives excellent support at the board at Becky's.
    LNS also has the smallest footprint of all firewalls.
     
  5. DJB

    DJB Guest

    Thanks everyone for your response. I am convinced that I should make the switch. Do I have to uninstall all other firewalls or can I get away with not having them start up as a service? Thanks in advance.
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    As long as they're not active you're allright.

    So disable them from startup in the options of the program itself.

    Cheers, Tony
     
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