Hello, I am quite new at those boards, and found some very interesting stuff. I need to change my personal FREE FW, the old one in kerio 4, but the free edition doesn't provide a way to share internet connection (it is called the gateway feature in Kerio, only available in the paid version). So... I read a lot of review, internet boards (above all here !), and tested some FWs. In the short list are Safetynet, Jetico, and Core Force. I haven't done some deeper tests, so maybe I miss the good one... First question : sometimes in the boards, I can find some sentences like : this one is not good, surfing take more time, the connection is slower... . Do you have any tool to know if, with a given FW, the surf (or whatever) is slower than with another one ? Second question : some FW (like McAfee Desktop FW for ex) deals with other protocols than TCP and UDP (like esp, ike, vrrp,... long list). What about FWs where there is only TCP, UDP and ICMP (Core Force is one of them). ipsec packets are not filtered at all ? Or blocked ? Thanks for everybody with a bit of answer... and thanks to others too !