Looking For New Firewall To Try

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Trooper, Apr 29, 2005.

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  1. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for a new firewall to try. The main things I want are.

    1. Low use of memory/resources.
    2. Ease of use and creation of rules.
    3. Good protection/security.

    Is there anything out there (other than LNS) that I should be looking at? If not no problem, I will give LNS another shot. :D

    Thanks,

    Jag
     
  2. Jaguar....Check out the NetVeda thread....I think NetVeda meets all your
    requirements.
     
  3. Trooper

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    Yeah but Netveda uses too much memory for my liking. :(
     
  4. Without the admin GUI according to many...only kerio 2. is lower.
    average for many is 7-8megs for ipsvc.exe and 5 megs for ipctray.
     
  5. Trooper

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    Does Kerio 2 have application filtering?
     
  6. Huwge

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    Thinking of trying Netveda myself, whats this admin GUI and is it a prob to turn off ?
     
  7. Huwge...The admin Gui ....is just the users interface..to make settings...so its not normally on

    Yes kerio has app filtering....there is BZ's ruleset for it.
     
  8. Trooper

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    BZ's ruleset? o_O
     
  9. Diver

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    Don't laugh, but the Windows SP2 ICF meets all three requirements.
     
  10. Trooper

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    Thank you for the link, I will have to check it out. :D
     
  11. Stephanos G.

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    what about look 'n' stop?
     
  12. Trooper

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    I did try that one awhile back. I wonder which is better, LNS or Kerio 2.1.5? :doubt:
     
  13. Stephanos G.

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    i tried ZA pro for a few days now, but i dont like it. LnS looks good.
    If somebody knows, is good to tell us more.
     
  14. no13

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    well...
    Netveda has become lighter.
    kerio 2 is EXTREMELY light and fast. But doesn't have the new thingys of dll control, and I supose, NAT support?
    Anywhu.. just get a packet filter style firewall like CHX-I along with kerio 2 to cover its flaws with framented packets [configuring CHX-I is weird and i didn't understand much... ask Diver 'coz he knows how to do it... I think]
    LnS is good and light, but some people don't like it's flimsy packet filtering AFAICT. Go to the LnS board and have a look-see
     
  15. Q Section

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    The Windows Firewall does not provide good protection/security as you claim, You can refer to this pdf document for the details.
     
  16. Diver

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    So what? That PDF is nothing more than advertising copy for Outpost.
     
  17. Hyperion

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    Another vote for Kerio 2.I m running version 2.1.4 right now (it's more stable for me than the 2.1.5 and i don't use remote administration)
     
  18. RBGC

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    8signs fw is still a very good spi based firewall!

    www.8signs.com
     
  19. Kerodo

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    Jaguar - I would give Look N Stop another try.. It's quite good. I'm using it right now with Phantom's rule set modified for my needs, and it's only using 3 mb of ram. Very light, easy to use, and so on. Aside from that, Kerio 2 is probably the next lightest..
     
  20. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    :ninja: I knew you were going to say that. :D
     
  21. Kerodo

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    I did too... ;) :D
     
  22. Diver

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    ROFLOL...
     
  23. Q Section

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    The original poster asked for
    so we presented an answer as to why Windows FW is not sufficient for security purposes since it was mentioned. Outpost Firewall is a firewall which meets all three of the above.
     
  24. hayc59

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    Yes indeed it does!! thanks Q. :)
     
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