Scot Finnie awards Online Armor firewall of the year 2008

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  1. MikeNash

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    Hi Everyone,

    Today Scot Finnie awarded Online Armor firewall of the year 2008.

    http://blog.scotsnewsletter.com/2008/03/24/the-best-firewall-software-of-2008-online-armor/

    We're very please to receive this recommendation, and I'd like to give thanks to all our users for their support over this period, especially our beta test team and volunteer admins at the Online Armor forums.

    Every single person that tried Online Armor and gave us feedback (good or bad) has helped the product to get to where it is today.

    Things are just starting to get interesting and we've got a lot of big plans for the future.


    Mike
     
  2. GES/POR

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    Congrats. Well deserved indeed. Best support and best security product for the novice!
     
  3. cp4eva

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    Congrats, Mike. Having it on every PC in my home is my vote :thumb:
     
  4. Longboard

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    That stuff about openness and responsiveness must be the Aussie in you coming out
    Nice one TallEmu
    :)
     
  5. Shotwick

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    "That's what friends are for..." :D
     
  6. combo

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    I'm still waiting Vista version of O.A :'(
     
  7. alex_s

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    Cannot resist a wish to put in my 5 cents :)

    I'm sincerely glad for you, guys. I'm glad your restless efforts brought this positive. Keep up your run, please :)
     
  8. Seer

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    Who's Scot Finnie? Is he an eminent expert or something?
    Oh yes wait, I do remember some of his blabberings regarding L'n'S some months ago...
     
  9. danny9

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    Said by Scot Finnie:

    Inspiring Trust

    "One of Online Armor’s very best attributes isn’t a feature or functionality; it’s the people behind the product. Tall Emu’s CEO, Mike Nash, is the most visible person behind OA. He posts frequently in the OA support forums. What’s especially impressive about the talk and actions emanating from Australia-based Tall Emu is a strong corporate culture that values communication, honesty, a willingness to talk openly about problems, a responsive attitude, open-mindedness, and respect. I’m not sure how to say this, but I trust Tall Emu to do the right thing. I can’t remember the last time I felt that way about a software company in the post-Microsoft-antitrust era."

    Couldn't agree more and one of the reasons I purchased OnLine Armor.
    Congrats to Mike and his Team.
    Well deserved. :D
     
  10. waters

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    How can it be firewall of the year 2008 and not be Vista ready
     
  11. sukarof

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    Oh..its that guy..:blink:

    Even though I can not argue about the praise of Online armor, I have tested OA for a while on my XP (still waiting for Vista version though) and OA plays well and does what it claims. But Scott must have had a really bad day when he "tested" (as he claims) Look´n´stop.

    But congrats to Tallemu anyway, you deserve it.
     
  12. rookieman

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    I agree with you on this!It's not up to par yet without working on Vista??:(
     
  13. danny9

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    It's up to par and then some on XP.
    Will be out for vista soon.
    Just have a little patience. :cool:
     
  14. alex_s

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    The mainstream is still XP.
     
  15. Seer

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    He must have at least missed his breakfast.
    Iirc, he was annoyed with audible alerts L'n'S gives when something gets blocked even though it could be disabled lol. Or did he claim that it can not be disabled? I can't remember... Anyway, the guy is not ignorant, but I got the idea he's overly subjective in his rants and tends to pay attention to irrelevant things (like L'n'S audits i..e.). An expert should be utterly objective and to-the-point when giving public reviews IMO.
    Sorry I can't say much about OA first-hand, and if it's really worth all the praises. And sorry if this is OT.

    Cheers,
     
  16. hammerman

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    Congratulations Mike and your team.

    Just reward for your determination to produce an excellent product and for the impressive support you give to users.
     
  17. Lundholm

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    No, he's the guy that blabbered about COMODO "outbound protection" and was spanked by Melih, who accused him of being paid by Mike.
     
  18. Coolio10

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    Congratz OA, without good competition there is no inspiration for comodo devs to make their firewall even better.
     
  19. Seer

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    He wasn't the one ranting on L'n'S "beeps" then? I possibly confused him with some other "expert"...
    There was a thread started here (by ron I think) where this guy reviewed a couple of (3?) firewalls, and L'n'S came last. I'll try to find it, I could almost swear it was Finney...

    lol, I wouldn't go into who is paid by who lol I do not like conspiracy theories ;)
     
  20. alex_s

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    I like your approach :)

    And my best wishes to Comodo devs, but not to Melih !! (you know why) :)
     
  21. gaslad

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    Congrats to OA.

    I note that it is the paid version that took top honors- not the free.

    I followed Finnie's testing of software FWs from the beginning, and found them to be informative, fair, and accurate (at least judging by his review of Comodo FW, which I have used in several versions).

    I think anyone considering a new FW should read Finnie's excellent review in its entirety, to determine what would best suit their needs.
     
  22. Wake2

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    Congratulations Mike, and to the Tall Emu Group,
    well deserved award, and am still waiting for OA
    to be Vista SP1 compatible !

    Wake
     
  23. Diver

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    OA is a great product, but not necessarily because Scott Finnie says so. Try a few different firewalls and stay with one you like. What makes OA different is an intelligent approach to HIPS.
     
  24. Hairy Coo

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    Goodonya,Mike-take a well deserved bow for your hardwork:D

    Actually Scotts final review mostly made sense .

    However I found intriguing that "This evaluation assumes that the software firewall is running behind a hardware router ---"

    How can the actual security provided by the wall be measured when the router is giving part of it?
     
  25. wat0114

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    Correct, it was Scot Finnie. The thread is in the L 'n S forum somewhere.
     
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