Firewalls/general: "kind of shopping..."

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by SG1, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    In event our current Sygate Pro f'wall falls behind, shows its age, gets buried eventually by current "owner," and as I kind of like it (and its approach of not being a real headache to use) after trying out several firewalls sometime ago, I wonder:

    May I have opinions on today's market & what's avail., and may have a Sygate "style" or similar take on things - i.e., not too tough to setup, no complex rules, and an f'wall that won't ask about everything under the sun w/zillion popups, and so on?

    And yet, of course, it needs to be solid/reliable, so I may have to get used to something more demanding that what we use now and learn more about a firewall's approach/handling of the 'net.

    Thanks, for any thoughts on this. SG1 (Pat)
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Comodo if you want a software firewall.
    It's being updated, and upon install, it has a rather large library of known good applications..have it run a scan of your system at first..so it "learns" what's on your system..and those early "nags" are less frequent.
     
  3. betauser2

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    ZoneAlarm (free or Paid), Look'n'Stop (paid, Free = No outbound after trial)

    Zonealarm is very user friendly.

    If you don't mind a little tweaking than go for Kerio 2.1.5 (Free) with BZ's rule.
     
  4. unhappy_viewer

    unhappy_viewer Registered Member

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    ZoneAlarm is your best bet if you want ease of use yet wanting to have control over your programs.
     
  5. mrgigabyte

    mrgigabyte Registered Member

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    i second comodo fw have it on two computers newest beta and its very easy to use and works flawless :cool:
     
  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Comodo is excellent if you want a free firewall. If you have some cash to spend i'd recommend outpost pro or zonealarm, both are very good however i'd say ZA is a bit more resource hungry compared to outpost.
     
  7. the Tester

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    I recommend Comodo firewall.
    It's easy to use and gets "Tru Stealth" at Sheilds Up without any tweaking needed.
     
  8. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    Another vote for Comodo. Passes all leak tests OOB.
     
  9. WSFuser

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    i agree with betauser2.

    zonealarm is one of the few remaining application-based firewalls and its very user-firendly. tho if u get a paid version, its likely to have teh OSFirewall which would add to the number of pop-ups.

    looknstop is simple too, but some programs (like games and p2p) may need rules setup for them.
     
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