Kerio 2.15 vs Look 'n' Stop 2.04...Which is better

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Barney, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. Barney

    Barney Registered Member

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    I have narrowed it down to these two firewalls. I love them both and can't decide which to go with. Kerio or Look 'n' Stop.....what do you people think?
    Presently, I have to admit that I use both of them. I like the way you can restrict/allow which ports applications can use. Then with Look 'n' Stop, I think it has the best application filtering available. Presently, I have to admit I use both of them. I have Kerio running and I have Look 'n' Stop also running with only the application filter enabled. This seems to be working really well, but I would like to go down to only one firewall. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

    Barney
     
  2. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Hey Barney

    I think you try both out, not at the same time of course…
    See what makes you feel most comfortable with, which has Features you believe are crucial in a Software Firewall and Features you enjoy. And Attempt to Learn the In and Outs of the two particular Software Firewalls and do some experimenting…
     
  3. BlitzenZeus

    BlitzenZeus Security Expert

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    Everyone finds a program they are comfortable with, and prefer using. If you only want to use one, then you really should make the choice yourself.

    Personally I prefer application based rule filtering so I use Kerio 2.x, and I can restrict the communications of my programs individually.

    LnS does have a more complex packet filter, and even a little sandboxing, however it won't have application based rule filtering until 2.05 which is not due out for a while. When they do finally add that to the program, that should allow a great deal of control to the program that other programs have had for a long time. If done well, when it finally has application based rule filtering there will no need to run Kerio anymore.
     
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