Any firewall with good log?

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  1. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    My personal opinion is that one of the more important feature of a firewall is it's logging ability.

    But most personal firewalls that I tested give a fair report only for tcp and udp protocols. :rolleyes: :cautious:

    I wanted to ask what is the firewall with the most extended-detailed log that you have tested.

    thanks in advance.

    Panagiotis
     
  2. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    CHX-I and pf both have very detailed logs that I have really enjoyed when try to figure out what I did wrong in writing a rule :p

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  3. Kerodo

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    The old Sygate firewall had very good logging. I think it allowed you to log things at the packet level if I remember right.. literally every packet in or out...
     
  4. Bob D

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    One thing I like about Filseclab and 8-signs is that logged actions indicate which rule number determined the block or allow action taken.
    Great convenience when troubleshooting / editing rules.
     
  5. Bob D

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    You remember correctly.
    (Although OFF by default, easily enabled: Log Viewer/File/Options/Enable Full Packet Logging)
     
  6. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Both Kerio 2.1.5 and Jetico have decent logging.
     
  7. MaB69

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    Hi,

    Outpost has for me the best logging

    MaB
     
  8. dave88

    dave88 Registered Member

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    Sygate has the best logging I've seen.
     
  9. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Registered Member

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    i will second that when i used to use sygate its logging was very informative
     
  10. noway

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    Norton Personal Firewall 2004, using 45 custom-made rules (including application rules). Notice that the early DHCP activity at boot is even being logged! Pic below only showing the Firewall panel. Has been 100% reliable on this machine, with no slowdowns and uses 30-40 MB RAM.
     

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    noway Registered Member

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    ...(Norton Personal Firewall 2004, contd)...

    ...and if you want Firewall Rule statistics:
     

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