ghostwall firewall is enough?

Discussion in 'Other Ghost Security Software' started by carioca, May 24, 2006.

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  1. carioca

    carioca Registered Member

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    Do I need to use another firewall like windows firewall or another comercial one (as kerio, zonealarm, loknstop, etc...) ? Is not redundant? Does it protect inbound and outbound effectively?Thank you for the assistance.*puppy*
     
  2. WSFuser

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    no u shouldnt use another firewall with ghostwall.

    ghostwall only protects against inbound attacks. however, u can use appdefend for outbound protection.
     
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    Yap, it's a very good inbound attack protection...just like the built-in Windows firewall. They are very good especially if you are just in a slow dial-up connection, has a low ram memory 256MB RAM, and only visits sites you know is safe. Just add and install ProcessGuard, GhostSecurity Suite, WinPatrol and a good anti-virus/anti-spywares.
     
  4. dylanfan

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    HI... Anything more in Ghostwall free than in WXPFirewall?
     
  5. WSFuser

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    not that im aware of, tho ghostwall depends on packet filtering rules.

    the windows firewall can give inbound access per app.
     
  6. cold628

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    maybe Jetico firewall is a better. i think it's very good. it's freeware.
     
  7. f3x

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    WXP firewall only goal is to protect windows from packet specially crafted to exploit a bug in your software (read ms software ;)). IMO this is a reaction to virus like msblaster that could propagate on any window machine using dcom rpc exploit.

    thus WXP firewall is all about INBOUND filtering.

    Moreover wxp firewall port can be opened using windows api or plug and play interface. This mean the the firewall is design to be non-obstrusive and protect you if your system is clean before the attack.


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    Ghostwall is a rule (port/protocol) based firewall.
    it allow inbound AND OUTBOUND rules
    however it does not have application specific rules (this is covered in gss)

    Ghostwall is designed to be ligth and use kernel driver thecnology (meaning it's harder to fool than some other firewall). It does not use api to unblock port. This mean that some legit application can be blocked and need special rules.
    This also mean that at the end control is to you not to windows.

    hope this help. (however i may be wrong on some points as i dont curently use any of those two)
     
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