An idea for sygate firewall users

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  1. Yoda1953

    Yoda1953 Registered Member

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    Use it with Online Armor free hips only. More protection.

    Hope you like it.
     
  2. Dieselman

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    Why use 2 firewall. Use Comodo and have the best of both worlds.
     
  3. Nebulus

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    Why use Comodo or OA ? Sygate alone is enough :)
     
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    Leaktests are not that important for me... They are just proof of concept code, which can be easily defeated by denying internet access for Internet Explorer. Of course, real malware can be (but usually is not) more sofisticated than leaktests, and I agree that installing HIPS is a good measure against malware. But again, I don't feel the need to have one. :)
     
  6. Yoda1953

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    No, I only use Sygate Pro as firewall. OA hips only, firewall uninstalled.

    Sygate is more stable with utorrent and online games. No probs whatsoever.

    And like with OA hips and sygate free there is termination protection.

    Comodo is too difficult to use. Utorrent rules for comodo are not simple. With sygate it's easy.
     
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    To each their own preferences. In my opinion, Comodo D+ is an horrible hips. If you want something decent, efficient and inobtrusive, you should try EQSecure or Emsisoft Mamutu.
     
  8. Dieselman

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    Comodo and OA are free.
     
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    If you want/need outbound control, any firewall will do the job as long as it's managed by a (somewhat) knowledgeable person (i.e. the one who will be writing the ruleset)
    Let the firewall filter packets and install a HIPS to do HIPS-job (application control/system firewall)
     
  10. Xenophobe

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    EQSecure is free, Mamutu just got done giving away 1 year licenses.
     
  11. jrmhng

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    Depends on what you want.

    If your want a firewall, there are options like Sygate, Kerio, LnS. If you want a behavior blocker, there are options like Mamutu, Eqsecure, Prosecurity, SSM etc.

    If you want both, there is OA and Comodo.
     
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    EQsecure is also free
     
  13. Woody777

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    I have used Sygate Pro & Online Armor free. It works very well with NOD32. I think its a good security solution. I am not sure you gain much over Online Armor free under normal use. But Sygate has a great log & you have much more control over applications than with Online Armor free firewall & HIPS. That EQ Secure thing is really scary. When I used it it sometimes would fail to uninstall completely & then you have a real problem. Try getting support from China.
     
  14. subset

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    As a long-term Sygate user I have to disagree. ;)
    Can you define this "much more control over applications" with Sygate please.

    Cheers
     
  15. pitzelberger

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    I was wondering: is it just for me that Sygate uses constantly around 2% CPU, or is that normal?
     
  16. Nebulus

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    I'm a Sygate user, and I didn't see such a CPU usage with it.

    With Sygate, you can fine tune the network rules for each application running in the system. With Online Armor FREE you can't. I think it is possible with the paid version, but I never tried it, and besides, the post was about the free version.
     
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    Related to Sygate's Advanced Rules OA Free has less options, that's certainly true.
    But even in the free edition OA offers a lot of settings like you can see here,
    it's Advanced Options for Program Guard:
    http://www.tallemu.com/webhelp/PGAdvanced.htm
    This features belong to "control over applications" for me too.

    If only network control is the goal, likely Jetico v1 Free would be the straight tip.

    Cheers
     
  18. Nebulus

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    Sygate is a good solution too :)
     
  19. Woody777

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    Just remember that Sygate has that Proxy Server Defect. Online Armor HIP would help I suspect.
     
  20. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    With Sygate, I see only occasional 1.5-2% spikes when I'm downloading the entire Internet. Otherwise, it stays quiet.
    Mrk
     
  21. Yoda1953

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    Yes the log of Sygate fw is more comprehensive (even better with the SalB SPF log viewer) than that of OA. I use it a lot to determine rules.

    And with OA free hips only, one can apply terminination protection and the like for sygate free, as I mentioned before.

    And another important thing is that one can backup the sygate rules:thumb:
     
  22. Yoda1953

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    How I wonder if one only uses the hips of OA free. Please elaborate o_O
     
  23. subset

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    If you like to determine rules EQSecure as HIPS would be worth a try.

    Cheers
     
  24. despuesvengo

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    could any of the Sygate users please be so kind to explain how to set rules for Utorrent, emule and soulseek in Sygate Firewall?

    the only thing I know is I have to change the default settings which shows "act as a server". Is that right?

    I used Sygate once but due to my ignorance I only installed it out of the box, and I know some rules must be created.

    I do not use many programs, Avast, the ones mentioned above and foxmail.

    thanks in advance :thumb:
     
  25. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    For p2p, just allow - and that's it. That's how I've been using p2p programs these last 4-5 years. Nothing special is needed.
    Mrk
     
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