kerio pre 4.2 versions

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  1. ellison64

    ellison64 Registered Member

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    I notice from the sticky at the new unoffical kerio forum (link given by nicM) that version 4.20 dropped support for 98.As im using 98 and always like to try new/old programmes.....would it be worth trying any pre 4.2 versions that supported 98?.Im currently using 2.15 just for application filtering really as i also use a router.What were pre 4.2 versions like? any comments appreciated
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    IMHO, Kerio 2.1.5 is a much better firewall than the pre 4.2 versions of Kerio. It runs so much lighter and does practically the same job at packet filtering. If you want more advanced application control, then you could look into System Safety Monitor to supplement your current firewall (it's payware now though), or maybe look into Jetico since it offers more of a HIPS capability for windows 98.

    However, you could just keep Kerio 2.1.5 and I would feel perfectly safe. It does a great job.

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    chaos16 Registered Member

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    ok 2.1.5 is much lighter but the 4.2 is more superior as it passes more leaktest and has more features that the 2.1.5.


    so why do ppl in this site always recommend 2.1.5.

    just coz its lilghter it doesn't mean thats a big advantage in security.:cautious:
     
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    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    First of all, the original poster asked for pre Kerio 4.2. Secondly, I prefer to have my HIPS separate from my firewall, as do many others. Third, Kerio 4.2 has many features that are served by other apps that do a better job. For example, the web filtering is done better by Proxomitron, the advanced application control and HIPS by Appdefend, SSM, Processguard, Antihook, etc. These mix and match also have less resource usage with more power than Kerio 4.2

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    ellison64 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the relpies.After consideration ithink ill give the 4 releases a miss ,but might try SSM again.I tried it a while back but had some issues with it.If it works ok ,im wondering whether it will be worth using the software firewall at all seeing as i have a router anyway?.
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    I have tried SSM several times -- recently just a week ago. It has never maintained stability on my WinME system. I hope it works for you.

    By the way, the application module of Kerio 2.1.5 covers applications if & when they try to connect to the internet. On the other hand, SSM's application firewall maintains vigilence at any & all times when an application runs for any reason -- whether that application is trying to connect or not.

    In addition to SSM & Kerio 2.1.5, I suggest you also give Online Armor (OA) a trial. It's a full-fledged HIPS including an application monitor, HOSTS monitor, & much more. Soon OA will add a firewall, plus a version that will have BOTH a firewall AND an Antivirus (Kaspersky) plus the other modules common to HIPS.
     
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