DSA/Windows Firewall or Comodo FP ?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Ocky, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I seem to recall some posts mentioning that DSA (FW & HIPS) plus the
    Windows Firewall (XP) would be a good alternative to CFP and other
    dedicated firewalls. I am currently running NOD32, CFP, AVG AS - all
    real-time and browse with Opera 9.23.

    1. Any comments on going the DSA/Windows FW route, and would this
    combo use less resources than my current setup ?

    2. I presume the firewall loopback issues when using a proxy (Proxomitron)
    won't apply as far as inbound protection provided by Windows FW is
    concerned - but what about outbound connections when DSA comes into
    play ?

    3. I have Security Center disabled, but as a matter of interest, which firewall
    would be recognised ?

    4. Any known conflicts with NOD32 ( using DSA ) ?

    Thank you in advance for any ideas/inputs.

    Regards.
     
  2. Drew99GT

    Drew99GT Registered Member

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    DSA does everything the windows XP firewall does and more, so running both would be redundant.
     
  3. ccsito

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    I recalled that DSA complemented your existing firewall program instead of replacing it. I don't think it does any data packet filtering. From the documentation it looks to be a system monitor and not necessarily data communications software.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=161400
     
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  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Its my understanding that DSA is basically private firewall without the advanced options. If i remember correctly there was an in depth thread about it and the developer explained a lot.
     
  5. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I would primarily want DSA for its HIPS capabilities, leaving the firewall
    stuff to either Windows XP FW or CFP. (If CFP then I suppose it would be wise to turn off the App. Behaviour Analysis to avoid conflicts).

    Maybe I will stick with what I have (I'm happy with it), due to a post
    where it was mentioned that if allowing an application in DSA, the whole caboodle will be allowed to connect (and vice versa).
    This is of course not ideal. With CFP I can block say the update service
    of an app. without blocking the entire application.

    Regards. :doubt:
     
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    The link posted by ccsito. The product manager of privacyware stated:

     
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