SoftPerfect Personal Firewall

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  1. ronjor

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    Never even heard of it, is it new or something?
     
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    It's free. The screenshots indicate an excellent design, both in terms of protection and in terms of esthetics. I can't test it right now, but I have added it to my watch list.

    IMHO it looks like this Firewall warrants a really close look by one of Wilder's resident FW gurus -- Paranoid, Crazy M or such.
     
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    Looks interesting, however, it doesn't appear to have any outbound application control. Looks like you can just allow/block ports and IPs. So it would pretty much fail all leak tests if you're concerned about that.

    Another one like this that's pretty good is VisNetic Firewall, however, the price tag is a little higher at $49.
     
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    Unfortunately other commitments do not afford me as much time as I would like for testing these days.

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  7. Hi
    as kerodo wrote:
    "Looks interesting, however, it doesn't appear to have any outbound application control. Looks like you can just allow/block ports and IPs. So it would pretty much fail all leak tests if you're concerned about that."

    It is true, it doesn´t have an application control, in this moment I have it installed, and there´s nothing where I could set rules for each application, it only has a general rule for www, and every program is going to use it to go out. for example it opens ports for all browsers, so that once it is open you can use avery browser you have installed, not a rule for eachone and who knows, every program that wants to go out trough this ports.
    I send a mail to the creator and the thing I like it is that he answerd in less than 4 hours. I ask it about this, a program control and about something that monitor running applications that access network and he said:

    "Our firewall works at a low level and processes packets (not
    connections). In general it controls any network activity both
    incoming and outgoing".
    and I even asked him if they were considering to add it something like a sandbox.
    Well, let´s see latter, what they consider to add it.
    It only passes all test at scan.sygate.com and grc.com, perfectly stealth. but it lacks what Kerodo say, no controll for outgoing connections.
     
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    Good info. Thanks.
     
  9. Hi, I received this answer from Andrey Kotov at SorftPerfect:

    "Thank you for the explanation. Generally our firewall works at the
    NDIS level and unfortunately it is unable to determine what
    application is trying to access the Internet or a network resource.
    However, it is able to catch non-IP packets such as ARP or NETWARE. In
    other words our firewall is better to protect a workstation from
    attacks outside and WE ARE WORKING TO ADD APPLICATION CONTROL SUPPORT."

    This is a good answer because it realy seems an interesting rules firewall if they add application control, I hope it won´t take much time for that.
     
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    Thanks for the update. The firewall seems to hold promise.
     
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