A good firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by williesbest2, Nov 1, 2005.

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  1. williesbest2

    williesbest2 Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a very good firewall. I was using Kerio Personal Firewall 4.2.1 and then I heard that it was going to be discontinued December 31, 2005. Since they are no longer giving updates away I am wanting a different firewall. So I chose Zonealarm Antispyware (it almost crashed my computer, but eventually I got it to work). Is there any other good firewalls out there (pay or free, it doesn't matter)? And when I say good firewalls, I mean I want to be as secure as possible. Any ideas?

    Firewalls I've tried (so they don't end up on the list):
    Zonealarm Antispyware
    Kerio Personal Firewall
    Sygate
     
  2. TouchuvGrey

    TouchuvGrey Registered Member

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    I like Look n Stop personally, it's not the most user friendly firewall out there but in my opinion it's the best. ( I know others will disagree so please note i am giving my opinion, not gospel ) As far as free firewalls go, i think well of Zone Alarm Free ( very user friendly )



    Mike
     
  3. se7engreen

    se7engreen Registered Member

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    Outpost - www.agnitum.com
    CHX-I - www.IDRCI.net (free)
    Look n Stop - www.looknstop.com
    Filseclabs - www.filseclab.com (free)
    Netveda - www.netveda.com (free)
    Visnetic/8Signs - www.visnetic.com | www.8signs.com
    GhostWall - http://www.ghostsecurity.com/index.php?page=ghostwall
    Try 'em out!

    Keep in mind that a firewall does not make you invincible. All of these will secure you when properly configured (and good common sense is used). If you're looking for something that is secure out-of-the-box and easy to use, Outpost or Netveda are probably the easiest on this list.
     
  4. Arup

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    As a basic firewall Zone Alarm free is very good and as an as an advanced suite, Zone Alarm Pro is also excellent offering many more security related features than just a basic firewall.
     
  5. williesbest2

    williesbest2 Registered Member

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    I really like to configure my firewall so I can get the greatest protection. I like a firewall that has a lot of options for security. As for security suites I'm not a really big fan of them.
     
  6. hollywoodpc

    hollywoodpc Registered Member

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    If you were a fan of the Kerio 4.x firewall , then you need to check out Outpost Pro . Similar in alot of ways . More configurations though . Lots of cool stuff to play with . You like to configure huh ? Go for Outpost . Good out of the box but , awesome to " play " with to get the best protection a software firewall can give . Many features . try it and see . If it is not to your liking , check something else out . But , again , very similar to Kerio 4.x . A bit more protection features and awesome features to configure to get the most out of it .
    Hope that helps . Good luck with whatever you choose

    If you have the nerve , Tiny is GREAT to play with too . Learning curve is a bit steep but , all in all , once figured out , it is a super strong defense .
     
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