Netveda... good firewall?

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  1. Brian2005

    Brian2005 Registered Member

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    Hi, I am new to Wilders Security Forums. I am trying to find a firewall for my family and I and I came across one called "NetVeda". It looks like it would be complicated to get set up and I am not very good with computers for say although I have used many firewalls in the past.

    Is this a good firewall.. is it easy to get set up.. and would I install it on one PC or all of my PCs on the LAN I have here at home.....

    Thanks everyone!!

    Brian
     
  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Hi Brian

    ... and welcome to Wilders :)

    A couple of posts in the forum that you can review for comments/opinions.
    NetVeda 3.61 released
    netveda
    ... the first being the most recent.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  3. Iangh

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    Brian

    See my thread

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=90003

    Great product for kids if:

    1. PCs do not have multi-user accounts

    2. PCs are hard-wired into router ie not wireless.

    I have it on my son's PC that is single user and wired. We had problems with our wireless laptops in that n/w connection would fail a lot. Fast-user switching on XP accounts was diabolical.

    I have it set so that he can't give out his name and address, bloks adverts, and blocks porn, violence, etc.

    You can password protect the router settings which is nice. You can see exactly what they did on the net and when.

    Ian
     
  4. Brian2005

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    Hi everyone.. thanks for the welcome :). I have 6 PCs on my LAN here at home, and only one is hard-wired and works off the Cable modem. The rest use USB cards to connect to the router. Is this where you said you ran into problems with the Internet trying to connect Iangh?
     
  5. squibbon

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    Brian -

    I'd refer you to the NetVeda Safety.Net community at

    http://forums.netveda.com

    There's a lot of good information on how to set up Safety.Net there - and documentation of some of the issues that have been found with the program so far.
     
  6. Brian2005

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    It seems like a very good firewall but it looks confusing to me. I think I will stick with ZoneAlarm Pro 6.

    Thanks anyway everyone, I appreciate the help a lot :)
     
  7. Iangh

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    Brian

    You should be OK.

    I recommend trying it on two, get them networking (seeing each others shared files and using network PC).

    Play with the settings etc. Monitor them for a week, if OK do the rest.

    I'm now running Kerio4 with Blitzenzeus ruleset on mine and the daughter's laptops. Seems faster than ZA6 free, also more configurable if you want to learn. Like ZA, kerio has standard settings that work out the box so if you don't want to configure, leave it as is, similar to ZA set-up.

    My son's PC has Netveda and everything is working fine.

    If you have young kids you will feel a lot safer with Netveda working.

    Ian
     
  8. Brian2005

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    Okay thank you Ian :).. I actually am 17 years old lol. I am very interested in computer security, computers and the Internet since I was 10. I've been interested in everything like that since that age but I may give NetVeda a try in the future.

    Thanks again :)

    Brian
     
  9. Arup

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    The best part about NetVeda is that it offers things for free what others charge for, component control and advanced rules is usually paid in most firewalls out there.
     
  10. Kentish

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    I have Netveda on my desktop (hard wired to router), and both daughters laptops using wireless connections. I find it a very effective firewall and extremely light on resources (especially on the laptops). Having been a long time user of Sygate, I find Netveda dead simple to set up, but complicated enough to do everything you want.
     
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    I think NetVeda is very good especially for beginners and those who do not have enough time to study firewall rule making... (have read many manuals but still confused.)

    ZoneAlarm is probably the easiest to use firewall and NetVeda for me is the second in a user friendly category.

    It offers a lots of features and options that you can't found on others, but I think this firewall still needs some improvements especially in terms of making a pc a real stealthy invisible in the internet space. :)
     
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