Discussion in 'polls' started by rOadToIS, Dec 29, 2008.
What software firewall was the best in 2008?
This is a highly subjective matter. How do you define best? Perhaps the "best" according to Matousec? Be more specific. IMHO this is leading nowhere.
My personal definition of best is:
-Must have inbound and outbound protection
-High granular control over rule sets
-Certain degree of user-friendliness
-Good compatibility with other security applications
-Good termination protection
-Extensive logging possibilities
-Not being resource hungry
Now you can guess which one I would choose. ;-)
From Leo Laporte radio talk show, answering a callers question, quote from show notes:
I would not just rely on a router for inbound protection and NAT. It is important to have outbound protection as well.
When a hacker gets by ... how exactly? You mean a user installs crap and then wonders why things go wrong? BTW, firewalls in general block unapproved inbound traffic - that's the definition of firewalls. "Software" firewalls do it compared, just like "hardware" firewalls.
Ah! Talk radio. Then it must be true.
Being as my PC is a notebook, and therefore portable, I believe I will just keep my software firewall in spite of that "good" advice.
Outpost and LooknStop are my favourates.
Outpost followed very closely by Jetico 2 are my favourites.
Windows Firewall / ZoneAlarm Free
Wonder why this thread is not in the poll section of the forum?
Online Armor even though i cant use it or ever will be able to
I thought I was posting this thread in the poll section, but apparently I wasn't.
You must be using the Firewall I voted for.
Well this is were I found it, in Polls, must have been moved.
Why do does it not work on 64 bit?
Too expensive for them. I voted for Comodo because
they support 64 bit since the beginning.
Here are my favorite software firewalls
ZoneAlarm Pro and Comodo Pro Firewall
Question to the O.P of this thread if I may.Why are you posting all over the forum to vote in this poll?
Other: Router/Hardware firewall.
No, you may not.
Going by personal preference, I use Online Armor's free edition.
Going by public preferences, I use COMODO with D+.
Thank's for cleaning up the junk spam LowWaterMark!
chill out dog.
As I have been away from raising children for many year's,help me understand your post.I am aware of the term chili dog but what is a chill out dog?
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