choose firewall virpe vs ESS

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by testsoso, Feb 17, 2011.

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  1. testsoso

    testsoso Registered Member

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    Virpe Premium vs ESS who has better Firewall?
     
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    A vs B thread are not allowed.
    Figured I'd let you know before it got the hook.
    Not for nothing but I would choose vipre.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    A vs B is only prohibited for comparing antivirus apps. OP asked for a firewall comparison - this is NOT contrary to the rules AFAIK.
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    I have never used the ESS FW. I did trial Vipre-Premium the other day. I was favorably impressed by the configurability of its FW (I am a tweak-freak) & by the clarity of its pop-up alerts.

    Bottom line: As between Vipre & Ess firewalls, I recommend Private FW. {Whoops! A bit OT there bellgamin :shifty: }
     
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    My bad I thought it was any product. I wasn't aware that it was only AV's.
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    What do you want in and from a firewall? That point is missing from your question. :doubt:

    Opinions are free and everyone has one. o_O
     
  6. cgeek

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    vipre premium firewall = firewall + HIPS (detects code injection, etc...)

    ESS firewall = basic "meat and potatoes" firewall

    I've been trialing both recently and this is what I have noticed. Myself I prefer ESS over vipre. I'm getting to lazy in my old age to answer popups! ;)
     
  7. testsoso

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    i mean only the firewall part for inbound protection, not HIPS etc. In which Firewall do we have more confident? Which one is more capable to block an attacker?
     
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    Both have snort rules (IDS), so basically they are the same for inbound. If this computer is going to be used on a home network you really don't need this if you have a router installed and use windows own built in firewall. Basically a lot of users here use third party firewalls for outbound packet filtering. Not so much inbound protection.
     
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