Any good firewalls?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Comp01, Aug 17, 2005.

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    Since Sygate is being bought out (I've used Sygate for the past few years now), I was wondering if there are any other good non-rule based firewalls (preferably free) that are light on system resources?
     
  2. Tom772

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    www.zonelabs.com (latest 6+)
    www.keiro.com



    Give these a try they are very good, T;)
     
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    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Is Sygate light on resources? What about memory leaks? I've never used it but am more keenly interested then ever due to the Symantec take over. If I were you I would not be in a hurry to switch just because of the take over. Stick with what you got if you like it and take your time in the decision. ;)
     
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    I thought kerio was rule based. I haven't really used 4.2, but 2.15 was rule based unless i was mistaken.
     
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    Its fairly light, atleast more so than what I tested with ZoneAlarm 5.5 a while back, I've rarely seen its CPU usage go above 8-10% at max, and I usually have RAM usage between 5-9MB, I'm considering installing the new version of ZoneAlarm and Kerio 4.xx on my test PC.
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Actually, Sygate used more cpu% when I used it than any other software firewall. It ran around 2-4% all the time when just idling here. All the others ran at 0-1%. So I would have to say, no, it's not that light. Also ram use wasn't particulary light either.
     
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    2.1.5 is completely rule based yes. 4.2 also let's you do rules, however, you can, if you like, run it straight out of the box with a few predefined rules by default, and not add any of your own. 4.2 resembles ZoneAlarm more than anything else as far as that goes.. That's stretching it a little, but it's fairly easy to use and doesn't require the user to add any rules to use it.
     
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    Comp01,

    Try the free, very light on resources NetVeda Safety.Net and see if it have your requeriments... ;)

    Regards
     
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    Kaspersky anti hacker....
    -Light on resource (Mem Usage 588k - Peak Mem Usage 5,192k) on my pc.
    -Provides good /outbound-inbound/ protection.
    -'User friendly'.
     
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    I bought Look n Stop just a couple days after trialing it, and not once have I ever regretted it. :) Lightest on resources, best outbound protection (with the beta drivers), and easy to use.
     
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    Sounds like you need Kerio 2.1.5 if you ask me. ;)
     
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    Excellent. I think every personal firewall available has now been recommended, a real help to the OP ;)

    When I decided to replace Sygate on my system, I went for Netveda which it turned out wasn't behaving on my particular PC, but generally is extremely well thought of. I then tried Kerio 4.2 which I still use - an excellent choice, in my opinion. Zone Alarm is also an easy to use choice and is available free as is Sygate and all the others I've mentioned.
     
  16. Comp01

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    I will probably do some testing with the ones that have been mentioned and make my decision over time, I think so far NetVeda looks to be what I am leaning towards.
     
  17. Segovia

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    A software firewall using 8-10% of your CPU time? That would be completely unacceptable to most people I'd think? And certainly doesn't qualify as "fairly light". :eek:
     
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    I dump it if it uses more than 1%... ;)
     
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