Norton IS 2007

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by WSFuser, Jun 18, 2007.

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    How is the firewall? Is it light, easy-to-use?

    Also Norton AV/NIS 2007 has http scanning, right? Does it slow down web surfing?

    I havent use NIS in years so I was curious about the new version.
     
  2. Abeltje

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    The firewall is as easy as it can get, if you leave it on default settings there is no single popup. NIS has a huge application database.

    It is very light. Almost no impact on CPU, unlike basically every other firewall I tried. Even if you have high web traffic / many connections no impact on CPU.

    I am not sure if it really has web traffic like KAV or NOD for example, I was wondering that myself and there is little information on this. It does analyze port 80 traffic but I think more for common dangers than really scanning every single downloaded file. Maybe someone else knows more about it? Anyway, at least on my computers there is no slowdown whatsoever.

    Only things that don't go so smooth is system start, it is delayed noticeably, even on new computers. Also the update takes rather long. Besides, it is very, very light. I'm using it now for some weeks and it seems I finally found what I looked for, a no-trouble all-in-one.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    Another question (for anybody): does the firewall work ok with p2p and games?
     
  4. ASpace

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    Versions 2005 and 2006 didn't have , I haven't heard Symantec to implement such thing in their versions so 99.99% sure Norton products have no http traffic scan (web AV) or the thing you are talking about (IMON in NOD32 and Web AV in Kaspersky)
     
  5. Meriadoc

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    Norton av has an auto protect that scans for viruses transmitted through the internet, checks all files including activeX and java applets.
    Firewall should work fine, be aware nis has an intrusion detection.
     
  6. wantsprotection

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    I used the 2006 version. Each time you logon it displays a green, yellow, or red light to tell you its status. It's very easy and rarely asks you to intervene. The performance is faster than McAffee but slower than NOD-32.

    A 12-month license actually lasts 11 months. Then it begins to nag you several times each day to renew. ;)

    As a firewall it ranks poorly -

    http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php

    As an anti-virus it ranks well -

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
     
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