ESS and Nod 3 proxy

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  1. NewlessClubie

    NewlessClubie Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I've used Nod32 for about two years and really like it.

    I understand that Nod 3 AV uses a proxy that can tend to defeat some firewalls.
    This might be a stupid question, but when using Eset Smart Security, is this proxy function no longer an issue?

    With ESS do you still get program alerts when a program tries to access the net like you would with another FW like Zonealarm?

    I'm debating between buying ESS and using Nod 3 with Online Armor.


    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    ESET Smart Security comes with a firewall, so one typically would not deploy it in conjunction with another firewall program on the same computer.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. NewlessClubie

    NewlessClubie Registered Member

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    Hi Aryeh,

    Yep, I would only run one FW at a time :)

    My debate is between ESS or Nod 3 AV paired with Online Armor.
    I really like Nod AV (I'm using 2.7 with Zonealarm right now) and I'd like to use ESS but I just want to be sure it's as secure as Zonealarm or Online Armor.

    I saw the proxy thing and wondered if that was handled better by the ESS firewall. In other words will I get the same program control as I have in ZA?

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  4. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Determining what is the "best" configuration of security programs is often a subjective process and can vary greatly based on the computer (patch level of operating system, versions of device drivers, type of network connection, other applications used and so forth) as well the versions of the security products being used and their configuration.

    Rather than making a blanket statement about which is "best" for you—which might not be the best for your particular configuration or usage patterns—I would suggest that you download the trial versions of the various programs you are interested in, configure them as you would if you were going to be using them, then evaluate them for performance, memory usage, compatibility with third party applications and any other criteria you deem important.

    When you are ready to make your purchase, you will then know for a fact that the solution you have chosen works, instead of having spent money on something which does not meet your needs.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  5. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Just a side note - when installing a trial version of ESS over EAV, make sure to uninstall EAV first, otherwise ESS would refuse to update it with an EAV username/password.
     
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