Is there a easy-to-use firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Ohmy, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. Ohmy

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    Hi,

    I'm using Vista Home Premium,

    and I am looking for a easy-to-use firewall.

    Free or Paid doesn't matter,

    I just want a firewall that is almost set it and forget it,

    if there is any. :doubt:

    Thanks in advance!

    Ohmy
     
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  2. Pseudo

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    Kerio (the versions made by Sunbelt are more set and forget, I'd say)
    Sygate
    Look 'n' Stop (incompatible by default with some internet facing apps)
    Rising
    PC Tools
    Ashampoo
    Filseclab
    ZoneAlarm Free (pro has an HIPS)
    The firewall in almost every suite
    ... and others I can't think of now :)
     
  3. ankupan

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    Yesterday, I have bought Online Armor two years licence for my laptop.

    I tried almost every firewall and like Online Armor very much.

    So my suggestion is for Online Armor

     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    you purchased OA For Vista? Am I missing something here where is OA version for Vista.
     
  5. Sully

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    If you are looking for a firewall + HIPS combo, IMO none of them are technically 'easy' because you have to know how to answer it's questions.

    As for a straight up firewall, many firewalls allow you to make custom rulesets. I use one that allows me to put in 2 simple presets. Allow and Deny. Simple as that. Up pops the box asking if this program can go online. I just have to decide Allow or Deny.

    There is no such thing as a set it and forget it firewall if you are looking to do outbound application control becasue at some point you will install programs that need to have a rule set for them.

    If you want set it and forget it, probably the easiest option would be the windows firewall. Next best option would be to get a firewall that does not do application control, but does let you state what ports/addresses are allowed. AS3, SoftPerfect and Ghostwall are some good examples of that I believe.

    Sul.
     
  6. Ohmy

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    Thanks all for your replies. :)

    Which one is the easiest to use?

    Is there any firewall that is easy to make the rule set?

    Thanks!
     
  7. ankupan

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    I am using OA on Win XP SP2


     
  8. Someone

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    Hi

    I think Vista Firewall Control. And in the near future OA.
     
  9. alex_s

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    OA for Vista is in RC mode.
     
  10. clocks

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    I think both Rising and PC Tools are the easiest to use (in that order).
     
  11. Dark Shadow

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    Oh Ok I thought you had vista,My bad sorry.





    Dave.
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    Ashampoo Is very simple but do not know how strong it is.
     
  13. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    How about latest version of Out Post? (I'm asking):doubt:

    Anyone had experience or using now?
     
  14. AnthonyG

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    The easiest firewall I have used by far has to be Mcafee's enterprise firewall I got from university some years back

    From memory it was called "McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.0".

    However I had some while back read that it was not very secure so stopped using it.

    The second easiest has to be Online Armor's firewall. I would definitely recommend trying this.
     
  15. virtumonde

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    The op has vista.Mcafee desktop8,Online armor,Kerio, Sygate,i'm not sure about filescab, don't work on vista.
    Vista built in i think is very good ,you can make what rules you want,you can add sphinx addon for outbound control.I'm using outpost 2009 now ,is great ,but i'm not sure it can be described as an easy solution compared with vista's built in with sphinx.
     
  16. ellison64

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    I agree...sphinx vista firewall control is the easiest
    ellison
     
  17. alex_s

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    easy * safe = Online Armor

    Others may be easier (a bit) or safer (a bit). I tested almost all of them. The only problem with OA for Vista is it is not released yet. But as for me I'm happy with RC beta.
     
  18. clocks

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    Where can we get the RC beta of OA for Vista?
     
  19. Pain of Salvation

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    I am using Outpost Pro 2009 trial, very easy to use.
     
  20. alex_s

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    I think Mike can provide a link. I'm just not sure I'm authorized to do it :)
     
  21. gerardwil

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    I suppose you have an account for the TallEmu Forum. If so ask there for a key to test OA for Vista.
    Regards,

    Gerard
     
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