Outpost Free firewall any good?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by fblais, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. fblais

    fblais Registered Member

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    Hi.
    I saw a Free version on Agnitum's web site.
    Is it any good?
    I searched the forum but didn't find anything. (at least recent)

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Yes, that's the one I was asking about, thank you.

    Very outdated?
    Does that necessarily mean bad?

    Regards,
    François
     
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    No not bad...still a great tool
    just way out of touch with whats new in tech..sorry
     
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    Thanks.
    I'll try it then.
    I'm looking for a basic firewall, very low footprint and low resources.
    OA Free is nice but slows down my old PC. (P3-1Gig)
     
  6. Fuzzfas

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    Outpost Free had some known issues/vulnerabilities, but it you are behind router it's no problem. If you search the net you will find them. I had checked it out and it wasn't so light on CPU.

    More lightweight:

    - Kerio 2
     
  7. fblais

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    I'm thinking of getting a router.
    If I'm not mistaken, I wouldn't need a software firewall anymore.
    I think my NOD32 AV already has some HIPS functionality. (may be wrong though!)
     
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    Yes, at least for inbound, the router will cover you completely (all ports stealth). You 'd still need one for outbound, if that is a concern to you. (it is for me).
     
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    I have tested Outpost recently with Comodo Firewall Test Suite and the results were either 320/340, or 330/340, or even 340/340. It basically performed excellent against intrusion tests. Outpost also scores/rates highly at Matousec, which subjects firewalls to various tests.
     
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    umm ur kinda wrong cuz if you payed attention to what the topic is about, hes asking about Outpost FREE firewall, which is very old.
     
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    Another good free firewall are RISING Free Firewall and PCTools Free Firewall.
    Both light on resources.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend RISING firewall nor PC Tools Firewall.
    There are better free firewalls that are light on resources and perform better than those two like ZoneAlarm free or Comodo.
     
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    lol hardly, clealry u dont know what ur saying, but PC Tools FW is actually VERY good and light, and probly impacts netwrok performance least out of any FW ive used. the prev. version of Rising FW that i tried was also very good as well as extremely light.

    on the other hand, zonealarm free FW is the one i would not use.
     
  16. rOadToIS

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    Hahaha! Oh, man. Now I have to deal with this kiddo!
    I didn't say PC tools firewall is bad.
    Here's why some people including me do not recommend PC tools firewall:
    1) application rules are not verified with file fingerprint
    2) default settings block LAN connectivity
    3) does not support 64-bit Vista
    4) Lack of notice about type of the access for the programs; the user is not notified about if the requested access is of client or server type
    5) Unavailability of a component monitor to protect against DLL injection
    6) Requires free registration after 30 days
    And for the Rising Firewall, check this out:
    http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php
    By the way, I guess you have a great security since you're running two antivirus softwares.:rolleyes:
     
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    1) application rules are not verified with file fingerprint
    2) default settings block LAN connectivity pretty sure everyone here can tweak settings a little
    3) does not support 64-bit Vista
    4) Lack of notice about type of the access for the programs; the user is not notified about if the requested access is of client or server type
    5) Unavailability of a component monitor to protect against DLL injection OP never mentioned anything about wanting a FW + HIPS combo, and PC Tools if the closest thing to a pure FW just with a bit of added protection and no performance impact, which is what he's looking for
    6) Requires free registration after 30 days Um... no u dont have to register, least not when i used it before
    And for the Rising Firewall, check this out:
    http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php so ur one of the people who find matousec to be like the bible as well, nice, im glad to see people that ignorant that say leaktests show that ur FW is good, if that were true, a lot of peep here would be considered stupid
    By the way, I guess you have a great security since you're running two antivirus softwares.:rolleyes: since when am i running 2 AV's?
     
  18. hayc59

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    This seems to have gotten well off
    track and has nothing to do with 'topic'
     
  19. fblais

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    For those interested:
    Yesterday I bought a nice router (D-Link EBR-2310) to serve me as a hardware firewall.
    In addition to my NOD32 AV, I installed Dynamic Security Agent (free) as an outbound guard and HIPS.
    I think this is a good setup, and doesn't use much system resources.

    Good day,
    François
     
  20. Fuzzfas

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    This is new to me... I am bored to re-install it , just 2 screenshots from google:

    http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3673/82254583pn3.jpg

    http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8537/49766190pg7.png


    For the history, Zone Alarm Free is heavier than PC Tools Firewall and it still can't properly open an UDP inbound port after so many years that ZAF is around (Emule users know that). As a matter of fact, in ZAF you can't specify port OR protocol! Allowing something outbound, means any port/any protocol, same for inbound. Very safe!

    No, it doesn't.

    I don't think the member that started the thread cares about DLL injection, but alas, in advanced settings - expert user, at least since the last v.3, it DOES have dll injection protection.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1172158&postcount=62

    The current version (v.5) goes far beyond it. And ZAF has nothing.

    I highly doubt the user of Pentium III 1GB is planning of running Vista 64bit on it.
     
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    Well, at the end OP settled with a basic firewall (since DSA offers pretty rudimentary firewall capabilities, but offers that "injection protected" feeling quite well:))

    IMO PCTFW resembles most on those "old fashioned" firewalls nowadays - even with it's GUI:) If you don't need (or like) it's HIPS capabilities just turn of Enhanced Security Verification and you'll get pure firewall with pretty good startup set of rules which is also very customizable, light on resources, and completely free..
     
  22. firzen771

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    +1 to that for sure
     
  23. zen_usuario

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    +1 :thumb:
    For RISING FW, the user can install the features he want (components), and after to customize the components he installed & configurations easily. Plus, I've installed RISING FW with CIS (Comodo Internet Security) previously installed, and no compatibility issues (I´ve did this for test only).
    ZoneAlarm free is the one I would not use also. For me, there are better "pure firewall" options.
     
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  24. fblais

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    Do you think I'd better use Mamutu than DSA?

    Regards,
    François
     
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    Mamutu+PCTFW combo would provide a better protection.
     
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