need a new firewall (urgently)

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by tahoma, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. tahoma

    tahoma Registered Member

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    need some advice

    ive had it with outpost2, for one simple reason, it turns off/disables the 'prevent applications from stealing focus'-setting in tweakui. and im sick of this

    what would u recommend as a replacement?
    i need
    advanced rule creation (like op2 has)
    stealth(like op2 has)

    preferably activex blocking/allowing for individual sites(like op2 has)
     
  2. BWMerlin

    BWMerlin Registered Member

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    Im using sygate and it has advance rules as well as application rules. Its free and has a great support forum.
     
  3. hayc59

    hayc59 Guest

    tahoma, sorry to hear Outpost is not working
    out for you!!
    If it can't be tweaked for you and is that
    frustrating. I would suggest Sygate Firewall
    http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_pro.htm
    Or maybe another good one would be Tiny Firewall
    http://www.tinysoftware.com/home2/tiny2?s=1172059782715613646A0&offer=standard&pg=tpf5_home
    Good luck to you and if you ever decide to change your mind, stop by and we can see what we can do... :)
     
  4. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I would suggest giving look'n'stop a try... Very good firewall with very small footprint using little system resources.... I have tried many different firewalls, but always come back to look'n'stop....

    More info here http://www.wilderssecurity.info/ and here http://www.looknstop.com/.

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  5. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    :cool:ruled based fire walls blah blah blah

    im doing well with my updated zap with web filtering and my 1 spechial rule base thx to lowater mark

    only way you can do better is a hardware fire wall baby so if you got the cash go that way

    but i think all this advance rulebase is over kill

    inless you doing stuff you shouldnt be doing then i can see why being so parynoyed

    but if you just surfing why go rule based im outa :cool:
     
  6. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Hi tahoma

    If you are looking for something that has all those features in one, your options may be limited. For active content filtering and rules based/advanced rules ZAPro and NIS/NPF come to mind.

    The alternative is using a rule based firewall along with a good proxy program.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  7. eyespy

    eyespy Registered Member

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    I've always liked Sygate ! Still like it.
    But I use ZAP4. Have used ZAP for a while. I really like the privacy features it has.

    Sygate or ZA, you can't go wrong. Easy setup and easy configuration.

    regards,
    bill :)
     
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