Firewall Windows, Kerio 2.1.5, or LnS

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by JerryM, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have been using KIS for a couple of years. I used to use a separate AV and firewall. For a firewall I used both LnS and Kerio 2.1.5.

    I was thinking of putting Avast Home on my laptop just for fun, and wondered if I shouldl use the Windows XP firewall or one of the above? I want something simple. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    I would use LnS only because it is more fun than windows firewall
     
  3. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Any of the above will play nicely with Avast.
    Just use the one you like most. ;)

    Panagiotis
     
  4. colinp

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    I have tried 'em all since I started with Atguard and went back to "old faithful" Kerio 2.15. I found all the hype about HIPS too aggravating, and don't get me started with Comodo.
    When I boot into windows, I have XP SP3 set up with LUA and SRP and run SuRun. Along with Avast and a router, I have an almost impregnable system. Of course using sensible computing habits doesn't hurt either, but all in all works good.

    Colin
     
  5. funkydude

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    Windows firewall all the way :thumb: need nothing more: light & simple.
     
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    One more vote here.
     
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    I'm using Kerio 2.1.5 and I will always recommend it.
     
  8. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Many thanks for the replies.
    I was leaning toward the Windows firewall due to the fact that I will try FSIS when 2010 is finished, and probably go back to KIS in time. Seemed as the Windows firewall would be simpler.

    I have Kerio 2.1.5 in my files, and was always happy with it.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  9. JerryM

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    I did not mention that I am using wireless and with a router with NAT.
    Would this make any difference as to your comments?

    Is the wireless as secure behind the NAT as if wired? Of course I know that if I were traveling I would not have that degree of security.
    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    I used Kerio 2.1.5 for what feels like an eternity, always appreciated the effectiveness of setting up advanced custom-made rules and the informative connection info window. Not to mention the small memory use.

    Only after installing Team Fortress 2 and experiencing a blue screen every time i tried to launch that game, i experimented a little and tracked the problem to Kerio. Switching the firewall to LnS fixed that problem. I've no idea what exactly was the problem, but obviously since TF2 is an online game, there must have been incompatibility issues with it and Kerio 2. Sadly at that point i realized Kerio is indeed old and discontinued technology and what i experienced might have been only the first of such problems to come.

    Other than that, it sure was a reliable and solid firewall and worthy of recommendations.
     
  11. cqpreson

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    In my opinion,Windows Firewall's comfiguration is the simplest,compared with others above.If you don't want Windows Firewall,I suggest you can install LnS instead of Kerio.Because Kerio is too old.Maybe it don't suit modern computer environment.
     
  12. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    JerryM, just in case you missed the sticky, here's an excellent Windows XP Firewall tutorial, done by Stem, one of our Firewall Moderators.
     
  13. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot JR. I did miss it.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    Jerry, you're welcome! Take care.
     
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