Kerio PF review at Matousec - is it reliable

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  1. rothko

    rothko Registered Member

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    is this review of Kerio PF (not the latest version btw) reliable:
    http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/Kerio-Personal-Firewall-4.3.246/

    they seem to be pretty damning about it, and even refer to Kerio as:
    a cute packet filter and not a personal firewall as its vendor (and its name) claims. It is more like 'A Hacker's Best Friend'. We can hardly imagine a personal firewall with worse level of security.

    apologies if this has been discussed before. i did a quick search in this forum but couldnt see a thread dedicated to it, just some mentions in other threads.
     
  2. Brinn

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    http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/personal-firewall.php

    Their definition of a firewall is a bit unreasonable.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

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    Why should be allowed something, that it is not really needed and could be exploited?
    I just allow a few IPs for WMP to stream radios and the rest is blocked.
    WMP likes to connect to online pages, even when watching offline movie.
     
  4. BlueZannetti

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    I don't recall an extended discussion regarding it here. Some discussion has appeared at DSL Reports.

    Blue
     
  5. Espresso

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    Sounds like a bunch of snotty geeks who have found a novel way of paying for their studies.
     
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    dude,if you rely on matousec's reviews on firewalls than i am sure you won't be relying on any firewall in the market..
    Kerio is a very decent firewall and a zillion times better than described at this stupid website...
    goto the links gs2 and also goto sites like download.com and you'll find people appreciating it...
     
  8. Brinn

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    Is that the job of a firewall, though?

    That site is apparently looking for a complete security suite and is judging firewalls from this perspective.
     
  9. Bubba

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    I don't recall one concerning Kerio but We do have an ongoing discussion concerning bugs in zonealarm and a matousec review.

    Bubba
     
  10. Dwarden

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    well You can now hope for KPF fixes and improvements in next updates as Sunbelt bought Matousec security report about KPF :D :cool:
     
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