Do I need sandboxie if I have Defensewall?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Konata Izumi, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    I think they're the same. Aren't they? o_O
     
  2. Boost

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    Simple answer, NO.You do not need sandboxie if you have defensewall.
     
  3. southcat

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    I afraid they are not quite same. According to many senior here said that sandboxie is a virtualization software for application and defensewall is more like policy restriction type.

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  4. G1111

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    You will find differing opinions. Some use together or use with something like Shadow Defender. I don't think a second sandbox is necessary. I would consider combining DW Firewall 3 with a good anti-virus (I see you are running Prevx now which is very good). You may want to look at some threads here at Wilders like this one: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=255963&highlight=sandboxie defensewall
     
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  5. Scoobs72

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    Sandboxie = Sandbox/virtualisation. DW = policy based hips. With DW you get system wide protection for all threatgates including downloaded files, with SBIE you lose protection once you recover any files out of the sandbox. With SBIE you can 'flush the toilet' to clear out the Sandbox, with DW all activity occurs on your 'real' system.

    Both are excellent applications and have their own strengths. In particular DW can be used by novices, who have no interest in security software.

    SBIE has 32bit and 64bit versions (though this has security limitations due to patchguard). DW is refusing to go 64bit right now, so the long term future for it does not look promising. SBIE has the advantage here because although its security is weaker under 64bit, it is not just a security application - it's a way of isolating activities (such as internet browsing) from your real system. And this principle still holds under 64bit. In constrast DW is a pure security application.
     
  6. pegr

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    An excellent summary of the differences between the two, Scoobs72. :thumb:
     
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