DSA advice (replace my old firewall)???

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by cet, Nov 24, 2006.

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    Hi all,I would like to learn if I can use dynamic security agent to replace my old sygate personal firewall.I am behind a nat router fw adsl.I am using cyberhawk ssm free and antivir pe.If I use DSA should I dump cyberhawk or ssm.I only have 512 ram and only want free programs, not overlapping each other.If you can give me other advices I will be glad to listen to them.My PC is XP SP2.o_O
     
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    Well DSA is not a firewall so it can't really replace one however in your situation you have a hardware firewall so a software one is not really necessary. DSA does have some outbound network protection but i'm not too sure how effective it is.
     
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    I use the same set-up and windows xp actually recognizes DSA as a firewall. I have put DSA through every leak test and even scoundrel simulator, and it passes every one. AS you may be able to tell, I think DSA is a great program. Effective, low on system resources, etc. However, I found that cyberhawk (another good app) conflicted with DSA and slowed my system down.
     
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    So which one did you choose DSA or CHawk.I am using cyberhawk only because it has goto_O excellent results from the keylogger tests.Did you test DSA with keyloggers or have read anything about it??
     
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    DSA. I have run every test that was recommended on this forum and it has passed everyone. I cannot remember the particular name for the keylogger test but if you post the name, I will run it against DSA. I subsequently tried CH without DSA but I noticed a bit of a system lag.
     
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    Thank you I will dump CH AND SYGATE and install DSA.So it is compatible with system safety monitor is it??
    and the keylogger test is:http://syssafety.com/leaktests.html
    according to this page:http://www.techsupportalert.com/Security Tests/HIPS/Security Tests - CyberHawk V1.2.htm
    cyberhawk passed it.If you can try it will be very valuable.
     
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    Tried the keylogger test. It would not run. Credit to either DSA or my own ineptitude. AS far as SSM, I would not know if there is a compatibility problem since I don't use it. However, based on the reviews in this forum, it would seem that having DSA and SSM would be redundant because DSA is also a real-time system monitor. There are many here who post positive reviews of SSM, so they would be in a better position to comment on its features.
     
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