Outpost firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by the Tester, Mar 27, 2003.

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    the Tester Registered Member

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    Hi.

    I'm always curious about differences in programs.

    In the free firewall category,what does Outpost do that is different than Kerio 2.1.4?
    Is it more versatile?If so, how exactly?
    I know that Outpost has plugins for e-mail and other default plugins.
    It looks like you can "tighten up" Outpost a little more than Kerio.
    How much of a "job" is that to accomplish?

    Root.
    I read your post in the DiamondCS forum and that prompted a "few wheels to turn". ;)
     
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    At this point in time, I suggest people with XP wait until version 2 is released as it supports XP much better.
    Also, if you use ICS you will need the pro version. (Assuming No router)
    Outpost offers great versatility in its rule making. With the new ability to apply SPI on a rule to rule basis, it has a definite edge over most other firewalls.
    I have not used Kerio, so I cannot give a blow by blow comparrison.
    I think anybody that would like to use a combination application/rules based firewall should try it and see how it fits their needs. It can be configured using the presets for very easy operation, or you can tighten it down so that a byte will not get in or out without your permission.
    Sort of. :D
     
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    Thanks Root.

    XP can be a pain for software.
    I'll watch for the release of version 2.
    I'm curious about Outpost and I may try that new version when it comes out. ;)
    I have looked over some screen shots of Outpost and I think that it looks like it is "layed out" very well.
    The support looks very good also.

    What are license terms?yearly?
    I seldom consider paying for a firewall,but I haven't found one(yet anyways)that I was willing to pay for.

    Regards,
    the Tester.
     
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    Yes, yearly. There is a 50% of offer going now for people that swap from another paid firewall and can show the receipt. Don't know how long it will last.
    I don't mind paying for a firewall as much as some other software I have to pay for such as a new and greatly unimproved version of Windows every year or so. :)
     
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