Ghostwall: final word - App. control in future releases or no ?

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  1. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

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    I am interested in whether basic app control is going to be included in future releases. I don't have the time or inclination to learn how to write firewall rules.

    I have been using Jetico, another rule-based firewall, and I am not good at administering it. I just keep adding redundant rules.

    I do not like the app. based firewalls out there, at least the free ones that I am aware of. I have had problems with ZA and Kerio is being dropped so I am looking to Ghostwall for a possible solution.

    Thanks,

    B.
     
  2. Juggernaut

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    If Jason got Ghostwall up to par with Sygates firewall I would definatly pay for it. Now that Sygate has gotten snapped up by Symantec I'm sure I will be switching in the near future to a different company.

    Perhaps like other companies, Jason could develop his firewall into a free basic version and a more advanced version for paying customers. With Sygate now gone there will be a huge void in the firewall market to fill. I'm sure there are others such as myself that will not put a Symantec resource hog on thier system.

    *hint hint Jason* ;)
     
  3. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

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    Was it that hard of a question ?

    Thanks for replying Juggernaut.

    I guess I was aiming this question at the people who make the firewall. I also asked the customer support at the website the same day. No responses from anyone, anywhere.
     
  4. Jason_R0

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    Hi,

    I am not too sure yet whether GW will end up having application control, or possibly another product being developed. But something from Ghost Security will most likely have application network control.
     
  5. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the response.
     
  6. iwod

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    I think it should depend on whether it will add a lot to Ghostwall. The current reason why ghost wall is so good is becase it offer protection while being light.

    In my opinion i think it should be another seperate application ONLY for application control. Most router provide me with basic SPI firewall already. All i need is app control what allows to go in and out. Which surprisingly enough there is Zero product on the market like that at the moment.
     
  7. Brian N

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    GW is great for servers, I can tell you that much.
    For your own pc, I'm not so sure.. As you can tell from the response, people want process control - The crappy part is that most freeware firewalls do have process control, but they suck your memory dry.

    GW is probably not for the people who has little understanding about firewalls or how to protect themselfes and/or setup proper rules. So for now I really don't recommend GW to be used on PC's that you use at home every day.

    It's the first release, so let's see what happens in development :)
     
  8. SpikeyB

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    Primedius free does application control. I found it on Wilders a couple of days ago. It works OK and uses just over 4M on my machine: http://www.primedius.com/PersonalFirewall.htm
     
  9. iwod

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    i try that long ago.... ( Mention a few times already... and it wasn't what i was looking for........ )
     
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