Best software firewall 2008

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Best Software Firewall 2008

  1. ZoneAlarm Pro

    8 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. ZoneAlarm Free

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  3. Outpost

    10 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Online Armor

    25 vote(s)
    24.8%
  5. Look n Stop

    10 vote(s)
    9.9%
  6. Kerio

    3 vote(s)
    3.0%
  7. Comodo

    21 vote(s)
    20.8%
  8. Jetico

    5 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. Norman Personal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Tiny Firewall

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  11. PC Tools Firewall

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  12. Sygate

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  13. Other (please specify)

    9 vote(s)
    8.9%
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  1. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    What software firewall was the best in 2008?
     
  2. Minimax2000

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    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.
     
  3. Minimax2000

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    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. ;-)
     
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  4. Rico

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    From Leo Laporte radio talk show, answering a callers question, quote from show notes:

     
  5. Minimax2000

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    I would not just rely on a router for inbound protection and NAT. It is important to have outbound protection as well.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    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.

    Mrk
     
  7. AKAJohnDoe

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    Ah! Talk radio. Then it must be true. :rolleyes:


    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.
     
  8. TVH

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    Outpost and LooknStop are my favourates.
     
  9. wat0114

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    Outpost followed very closely by Jetico 2 are my favourites.
     
  10. progress

    progress Guest

    Windows Firewall / ZoneAlarm Free :p
     
  11. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

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    Wonder why this thread is not in the poll section of the forum?
     
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    Online Armor even though i cant use it or ever will be able to :'(
     
  13. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    I thought I was posting this thread in the poll section, but apparently I wasn't.:ouch:
     
  14. chrisretusn

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    You must be using the Firewall I voted for. ;)

    Well this is were I found it, in Polls, must have been moved.
     
  15. The Hammer

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    Why do does it not work on 64 bit?
     
  16. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Too expensive for them. I voted for Comodo because
    they support 64 bit since the beginning.
     
  17. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    Here are my favorite software firewalls
    ZoneAlarm Pro and Comodo Pro Firewall :thumb: :thumb:
     
  18. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

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    Question to the O.P of this thread if I may.Why are you posting all over the forum to vote in this poll?
     
  19. funkydude

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    Other: Router/Hardware firewall.
     
  20. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    No, you may not.
     
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    Going by personal preference, I use Online Armor's free edition.
     
  22. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    Going by public preferences, I use COMODO with D+.:cool:
     
  23. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

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    Thank's for cleaning up the junk spam LowWaterMark!
     
  24. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    haha
    chill out dog.:D
     
  25. pugmug

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    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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