Is Sygate personal firewall(free) still recommended as a good/reliable firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by illumins, Apr 4, 2011.

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  1. illumins

    illumins Registered Member

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    It hasn't been updated since 2005, so I don't know if it is outdated or would still offer solid protection.

    I am using Win XP SP2.

    Here there are a bunch of complaints from CNET users (malware, nagware, viruses, leak test failure):
    http://download.cnet.com/Sygate-Personal-Firewall/3000-2092_4-10049526.html

    Someone also said it can fail to start up? (which is unacceptable).

    Anyone know if these comments are nonsense and that this FW would still offer SOLID reliable inbound/outbound protection?


    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Syobon

    Syobon Registered Member

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    Security vulnerabilitys, no ipv6, no hips of any kind, no support, the list goes...
    privatefirewall is a better choise.
     
  3. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    Sygate acquired by Symantec in late 2005 :

    http://www.symantec.com/about/profile/development/acquisitions/detail.jsp?id=sygate

    http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20050816_02
     
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