Kerio 2.x Alternative?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Nevolia-C, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. Nevolia-C

    Nevolia-C Registered Member

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    Since Kerio 2.x doesnt filter ipv6, sooner or later I have to give it up.
    I've tried other firewalls like comodo and zonealarm but I'm not satisfied with both of them for their poorer configurability.
    I like the logic of how kerio works: rule-based, all rule including application rules and network rules on one page can be moved up and down.
    Is there any firewall as logical as kerio 2.x ?
    any recommendations?.
     
  2. zorro zorrito

    zorro zorrito Registered Member

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    Jetico v1 and v2
     
  3. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    IMHO, Jetico is the firewall closest to how Kerio works.
     
  4. dukebluedevil

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    I used Tiny/Kerio 2.x for years. I made the switch to Jetico 1.x awhile back on my main system, on my laptop which I barely use I still have Kerio 2.1.5 installed however. Jetico v1.0.1.61 is very lightweight and offers plenty of configurability in its rules. The only problem with it is that it doesn't update the hash automatically in your rules when you update a program. So you have to create new ones. Other then that its a pretty solid firewall. At first it can be a little difficult since there are a bunch of different tables to navigate through. The good thing is that its highly flexible, so you can reduce the amount of tables if you like. I only have like 5 tables in mine. I would highly recommend reading the help file which comes with the firewall to learn and understand it better.

    Other then Jetico, you might want to try Look'n'Stop firewall.
     
  5. 12fw

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  6. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Hi 12 fw,

    {PCTools version of Look'nStop}

    Is the PC Tools firewall a take off of LNS or how is it a version?

    Best,
    Jerry
     
  7. CJsDad

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  8. JerryM

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    Thanks, I use LnS on my desktop, and Kerio 2.1.5 on my laptop. Neither gives me any problems. I like them both. I might download the PC Tools version for future use in case.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
  9. CJsDad

    CJsDad Registered Member

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    I am also a user of both firewalls. :thumb:
     
  10. Hipgnosis

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    PC Tools licensed the use of Look 'n Stop as the base for development of their firewall.
     
  11. ZZZ

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    Hi, there

    I spotted a review at Softpedia about PC Tools Firewall Plus, which doesn't seem to be impressed.

    Although I am skeptic of the reviews at the site and I wonder how much time the reviewer spent on tightening up the out-of-box rules, I cannot but question some design decisions such as the incapability of choosing a certain apps for a certain rules. Once an application is allowed, it seems that it can use every single rule on the list. Am I wrong here? Maybe, this is because I am accustomed to Kerio/Jetico style firewall and that I expect firewalls to work in their ways.
     
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