Mcafee Firewall or Sygate Firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by thanatos_theos, May 1, 2007.

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  1. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

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    Which is better Mcafee or Sygate? Is the Mcafee Enterprise FW, freeware?

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  2. WSFuser

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    I have not tried McAfee, but Sygate is good though now discontinued.

    And no, McAfee's firewall is not freeware.
     
  3. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

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    Eventhough, the free Sygate has been discontinued by Symantec, you can still download it in some sites. Since there was no new release, is it still reliable to use?
     
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    WSFuser Registered Member

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    it still works though there will be no updates for its IDS/IPS.
     
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  6. Mrkvonic

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    Sygate without the slightest doubt.
    Best Windows firewall ever.
    Mrk
     
  7. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    how is it freeware?
     
  8. acr1965

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    McAfee is not freeware, per say, but here is a 12 month version of McAfee VirusScan Plus for free. Actually I registered just to see if it were true and saw I had an 18 month subscription. I believe the McAfee firewall can be installed separate from the av/as component.

    http://uk.mcafee.com/root/landingpages/afflandpage.asp?affid=540&lpname=vsf

    That being said, the Sygate firewall is still better.
     
  9. The Hammer

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    I'd expect the most recent of the two to be the better one.
     
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