Firewall - What if?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by dja2k, Feb 15, 2006.

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  1. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    What if memory usage wasn't an issue compared to how good a firewall works, then which firewall would you use? Feature wise is not a reason to pick one over another. I mean, we have other programs like PG, AD, RD, etc. to use as HIPS and don't need HIPS in a firewall. Now which one do you still pick?

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  2. metallicakid15

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    zonealarm pro
     
  3. Skytrooper

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    The firewall which has always worked the best for me is Sygate v5.5 build 2710.
     
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    Zonealarm Pro has some features that might be considered HIPS, don't really know for sure if they are along that line though.

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  5. WSFuser

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    id pick look n stop because i think its a bit better at handling p2p than outpost pro.
     
  6. noway

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    Norton Personal Firewall 2005.

    It uses about 5% of my memory. In retrospect, its distant predecessor AtGuard used to use the same %, back in the days when I only had 64 MB.
     
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    CHX-I, uses the least memory (which doesn't matter in this thread), has the best packet inspection, and the most flexibility :cool:

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  8. rdsu

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    And is so fast... :D
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    Memory usage is never an issue for me. CPU usage is more important for me.
    BTW, in my experience, the most transparent firewalls (usage-wise) are sygate and jetico.
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    Right now I only have a 256MB RAM...so I just uses Windows XP SP2 Firewall. I think this is just enough for me as I only connects to slow dial-up net connections. Maybe I'll use a third party firewall in the future if my RAM gots bigger and my connection faster. :cool:

    If memory is not an issue and my connection faster...then maybe I would probably tries again Outpost Pro but if this can still slow down my surfing then I would replace it with Look N'Stop. :D
     
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