GeSWall 2.8 release announced

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Dark Star 72, Dec 21, 2008.

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  1. Dark Star 72

    Dark Star 72 Registered Member

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  2. firzen771

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    looks like GesWall is still alive and kicking, its good to know :D

    btw is GesWall basically like Defensewall?
     
  3. trjam

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    I would say with 2.8, better.;)

    And some of you thought is was dead. Lol
     
  4. chris2busy

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    Your the Chameleon of security setups now ain't ya? :p

    Kudos to the devs of geswall,will give it a spin in a vm soon.
     
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    Good to know but still lot of things lacking. I posted on their forums.
     
  6. Kees1958

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    Aigle,

    May be, but the good news is they are still living and beating defense wall with providing outbound connection, so cheer up man :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Happy days

    Kees
     
  7. Page42

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    This is very good news and I look forward to upgrading to 2.8. I was not one who thought they were dead! :cool:
     
  8. firzen771

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    are GesWall and Defensewall similar products? do they do basically the same kind of things?
     
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    Yes, it is.
     
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    Yes, both are policy based sandboxes and work similarly by means of rights restriction for untrusted resources.
     
  11. andyman35

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    I thought that this had all but died too,great to see there's life in the old *puppy* yet ;)
     
  12. chris2busy

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    not really.geswall is policy based sandbox..defensewall is policy based hips..a preconfigured(for certain apps) hips if u like.
     
  13. Dark Shadow

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    I am very pleased I was wrong,Its alive and kicking.:thumb:
     
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    Some people are telling me this program is good! It may be better than Sandboxie! Im going to test it in the future but right now Im testing KeyScrammbler!:argh:
     
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    did you give Defensewall HIPS a try?
    it is a good policy based sandbox
     
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    Oh! Wow! Ok sounds good! Ill try it. I like trying new programs!
     
  17. Kees1958

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    GeSwall has four protection levels with a redirect option to virtualise changes. DW offers a roll back for power users also. DefenseWall uses a simple allow/deny of trusted and untrusted policy.

    GW uses Microsoft Management Console and has a fully configurable command line based console. DW uses its own protection and has a screen/fixed user interaction based console. DW resource protection offers simular options for the power user as GW concole. DW does recognise a program no matter where it is installed, with GW you have to use the default directories (other wise GW won't recognise). GW has a smart application wizzard to determine the rules needed to run a new or unknown program. At DW you have to ask Iliya or figure out yourself with resource protection.

    Using Microsift internals is the reason why GW can't offer total untrusted file protection and DW can.

    Both plan outbound firewall protection.

    When you like to tweak your security and invest time in programs, GW is the best option. When you want something running out of the box DW is your choice. Both work seamlessly (main difference with SBIE and SafeSpace, there you files in or out of the sandbox box)

    I think it is a nice find of chris2busy to call GW a policy sandbox and DW a policy HIPS to point out there main difference virtualisation (GW) versus rollback (DW) with policy sandbox and policy hips.
     
  18. chris2busy

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    Heh,do you see the irony in your own statement? :D
     
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    It,s same whether u use fancy terms of HIPS, sandbox or whatever.

    Both are very similar infact.
     
  20. andyman35

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    I'd not say better than SandboxIE,what SB does it does almost to perfection.;)
     
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    Hi,

    Dou you happen to know how to isolate Google Chrome. It is not in the list of apps by GW yet. Whenever I try it does not work for me at all.
    Did anyone have the same problem or it is due to my limited knowledge only?
    Use vista basic32 and GesWall Pro.
    tia - xtree
     
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    Google Chrome has sandboxing integrated (Greenborder technology if memory serves me correct)so I'm not sure further isolation is necessary in that sense.I've not seen any feedback on how GC actually performs against malware though.
     
  23. Murderlove

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    I am really glad to see that Geswall is still active and brought out this version with great improvements compared to the previous version :) To be honest when I first started to test programs I liked Geswall better than Defensewall :blink: This was based on feeling. Both protect you well. But just like Kees1958 if you like to tweak a bit more Geswall would be the best option.
     
  24. Killtek

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    Well, they may not be dead but they're limping along. The fact that they still don't have 100% compatibility with Vista is a killer for me. Maybe 3.0 when it comes out in Dec 2009....
     
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    GeSWall 2.7.2.1 Freeware

    Requires Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista Download

    GeSWall 2.7.2.1 Professional Edition

    Requires Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista Download

    they claim to be compatibleo_O
     
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