Well, after using Sygate for quite a long time, and after the announcement that Symantec bought it and apparently will not update or maintain the freeware version, I decided to switch to the new Core Force integrated firewall/IDS/lockdown solution (released with a "free" Apache license). Mind you, not that I've ever been such a fan of Sygate, I only used because I was quite accustomed to it and it was a reasonable "personal" firewall. So, how's Core Force? Well, I'm trying to contain my enthusiasm here, but THIS SOFTWARE RULES!!! It's NOT friendly nor simple, and it certainly is NOT a breeze to configure. In fact, it's probably the biggest Windows security software I've seen when it comes to number of configuration options, and many of those are not easy to figure out if you don't know what you're doing. It is, as stated, much, MUCH more than just a firewall; rather, it is a locking-down solution for network, filesystem, registry, etc. It is still early in its development stage but from what I've seen this seems to promise really a lot. Needless to say, as it is right now, its firewall alone leaves Sygate in the dust.