Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by damian666, Jul 14, 2007.
Can anyone tell me if it is ok to use these three together
In short - yes.
DSA is a classical HIPS, Cyberhawk a behavior blocker and Geswall is a sandbox-type application. I have never used Cyberhawk, so I'm not sure if there's some possible overlap with DSA, but the three should be pretty much complementary.
DSA is a combination firewall & behavior blocker. It plays nicely with Cyberhawk. Don't know about GesWall.
DSA is a product of the Private Firewall (PFW) folks, and is quite top-drawer. It is light as a feather & teaches itself almost everything it needs to know in order to keep your computer tightly secured.
Firewall -- DSA makes ports invisible to port scans and protects unauthorized entry the same as a dedicated firewall. DSA also contains PFW's layer-3 firewall using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) technology running in the background.
DSA also provides protection for TCP, UDP, ICMP and and UDP Protocols, just like Privatefirewall.
HIPS -- DSA has 4 visible modules in its interface (System Anomaly, Email Anomaly, Process Detection, and Application Security). DSA detects malware and intrusions based on behaviors characteristic of unauthorized system use. Examples include but are NOT limited to the following:
- Attempts to access a protected registry area
- Attempts to access a protected object
- Attempts to Initiate a foreign process
- Attempts to control Windows service
- Attempts to create a DNS request
- Attempts to initiate outgoing TCP traffic
- Attempts to SMTP more than your personal average amount of email
- Abnormal cpu usage for any given process
- Abnormal number of threads for any given process
Thus, DSA has strong Firewall capabilities PLUS its System Anomaly & Email Anomaly modules provide superb behavior-blocker HIPS-type capabilities.
About conflicts I am using CH and GW together. Not sure about DSA.
U can use all. DSA- HIPS plus outbound firewall
CH- Behav blocker
So if you actually use DSA is there any reason to use a third party Firewall. DSA appears
to actually be a firewall.
I am not sure as I never used it except for some testing.
Some other person can help u.
Well it works fine with Comodo anyway. But as soon as I insaled Cyberhawk with DSA I started to get Windows error message so I uninstalled CyberHawk
So it might be the reason of error messages on my sytem too.
I did run SSM Free, Cyberhawk and DSA together at the same time. (Also Nod 32 and Windows firewall at the same time). But only for a short time to see how it worked. No problems. Of course, I dont know if it would work in the long run.
And as far as I know DSA is supposed to work with any third party firewall.
At the webpage you can read that DSA is an ideal complement to conventional virus and spyware scanning software as well as personal and server firewall applications.
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