PC Flank tests Kerio 2.1.5

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by normishmael, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. normishmael

    normishmael Guest

    I just completed the below PC Flank tests with my new instal of Kerio 2.1.5:
    PC Flank Leaktest NEW!
    Quick Test
    Stealth Test
    Browser Test
    Trojans Test
    Advanced Port Scanner
    Exploits
    All of them were "pass" The stealth test comes a "pass" with no firewall active at all,(ISP blocking Ports?)

    I supose I am asking is PC Flank reliable,or do I need to try other tests.
    I doubt hoary old Kerio will pass the "hyper-BuckRogers-injection" test's
    Comodo and OnLine Armour shed like water off a ducks back,but is passing the above (the firewall related) tests indication for pretty good security?

    Sorry to show my ignorance but I need to know.

    Thanks
     
  2. Fajo

    Fajo Registered Member

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    Your as safe as a test can make you. ;)
     
  3. normishmael

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    mighty fine.
     
  4. Stem

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    My first question would be "are you behind a router".

    Some ISP will block some inbound ports but personally see it at minimal (mine restricts port 445).

    Note:- Some tests are made against the browser, so some settings such as allowing/blocking referrers within the browser can affect results.


    - Stem
     
  5. normishmael

    normishmael Guest

    Stem:
    no,just DSL connection and software firewall.
    no router.
     
  6. Stem

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    normishmael,

    It will then depend on your windows setup. ( is windows firewall still active?). Without a firewall then services active will show.
     
  7. normishmael

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    Stem:
    Windows Firewall is turned off.
     
  8. Kerodo

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    As far as inbound goes, the only remaining rational conclusion is that your modem has a router of sorts built-in.

    As for outbound or other exploit type tests, Kerio probably won't pass any of that stuff very well. Not sure exactly what is being tested though, and whether inbound or out.

    I never trusted PCFlank nor considered it reliable. Every time I tested inbound on various firewalls a few years back, grc.com showed stealth, while PCFlank always gave random various bogus results claiming closed and even a few open port statuses... So I concluded long ago, that PCFlank was nonsense.... Perhaps it has improved since then, I have no idea....
     
  9. vijayind

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    Hi normishmael,
    Since you are using a DSL connection, I think you will be having a DSL modem/CPE. The DSL CPE also acts as a router (in most ISP configs).

    Please check your user manual for CPE or ask your ISP, for details about logging in and configuring your DSL modem.
    For example: a Netopia DSL CPE has IP: 192.168.1.254 and username/password as admin/admin.

    Once you have those details, login into the CPE and check the WAN interface. If its in bridged mode, then its a transparent device. Hence the open ports are on your system and not the CPE.
    If its in any other mode (other than bridged mode), then CPE is acting as a router. Check if your CPE has a basic firewall and functionality to block/open ports. Then configure the same.
     
  10. normishmael

    normishmael Guest

    Kerodo & Vijayind:
    Thanks for the advice.
    I will get with Embraq or whatever Sprint is called now about the modem.
    Something about PCFlank just seemed a little glib or something...
     
  11. Kerodo

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    Good luck Normishmael, I think Vijayind hit the nail on the head.......
     
  12. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    Glad to be of any possible assistance. If you have any queries or issues, please feel free to get back on the forum.
     
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