Lightweight firewall which does not slow down the system?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by softtouch, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. softtouch

    softtouch Registered Member

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    I used outlook until today, because I was quiet happy with the firewall, until I figured out that it slows down very much the server (web server with lots of traffic). Page loads doubled in time.
    I tried only so far comodo (VERY slow with lot of server access from the internet, good for personal computer), outpost (slow too), kerio (not 100% compatible, had problems).

    What (freeware prefered) firewall would you recommend which does not slow down much the system (consider it is a server, where it has to filter/check a lot of packets all the time)?
     
  2. Pedro

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    Search the forum for CHX-I 3 , robust, Ghostwall, stateless but light (official forum here). Why a Windows server may i ask?
     
  3. softtouch

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    I am trying at the moment PCTools Firewall. It almost does not slow down the server, pages load now twice as fast as before with outpost...

    Why windows server? Because I work since ever with Windows OS (since they exist), and program on Windows OS, so its easier for me to maintain or fix if something is wrong...

    I will check the firewalls you mention in a moment. I heard about Ghostwall, but never about CHX-I 3.

    Thanks for your advice!
     
  4. Dieselman

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    Online Armor free is very light. Only about 14K with both services running that it uses.
     
  5. Pedro

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    Just a quick note: CHX-I 3 and Ghostwall don't have application control.
     
  6. Diver

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    Jetico I, free, very light and has application control and a limited HIPS function.
     
  7. Atomas31

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    Ghostwall and Online Armor are two good firewall and wich are lightweight...
     
  8. Nebulus

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    Try Sygate 5.5 Free. I'm not sure how it behaves on a server, but it is very light for a normal system. You might have a pleasant surprise :)
     
  9. Sm3K3R

    Sm3K3R Registered Member

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    Use Jetico Firewalls 1(if you have no stability issues with it,free though) or version 2(its payed).
    I tested a lot of firewalls and lighter than Jetico i never saw.
     
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