Sygate firewall, still good?

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  1. L815

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    Sygate firewall was my favorite a couple of years ago. Although, development has seemed to stop, I see it offered over at FileHippo and am wondering if it is still a viable firewall or, is it too outdated?
     
  2. The Hammer

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    At the pace things move these days it's probably too outdated.
     
  3. Nebulus

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    It still works very well. However, it depends greatly on what you want to do with it. It won't protect you against leaks, and it won't work on vista and newer, but it does the job it was created for very well.
     
  4. funkydude

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    I stopped using it back when Symantec purchased it. With firewalled routers these days, windows firewall is good enough.
     
  5. Kerodo

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    It's probably fine for XP, but it has the proxy hole/issue for one thing. Otherwise, it works. Probably not the best running something that's no longer updated though. Although some do.
     
  6. Saraceno

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    If you're using XP, still good! If I wasn't on Vista, I'd load it on in a flash. :)
     
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    Not good anymore old features don't cut it in today's world..
     
  8. progress

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    I wouldn't use the Sygate FW, it's out of date. Zonealarm / PC Tools are easy-to-use FW ;)
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    It's not only good, it's excellent. It's a firewall for ipv4. Has ipv4 changed in the last few years? No. So the firewall is as relevant as it was the day it was released.

    It's a great firewall, stable, fast, robust, good logging, no overhead ...

    Mrk
     
  10. zapjb

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    Anyway to get it to work on Vista64? I know, lol.
     
  11. nomarjr3

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    It's as simple and effective as Kerio Firewall 2.1.5.
    And a lot easier to configure IMHO.

    It was the 1st software firewall I ever used. And I liked it a lot :D
    It's still good, if properly configured.
     
  12. YODA

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    :argh: I liked this firewall back in the days, it was good and light on resources. To answer your question, i think its a bit out of date. I think it depends what other programs you use with it, with HIPS it might be more effective.
     
  13. ramoncin

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    I use it on xp-sp3 along with DefenseWall. I´d be curious to know what you all think about that combo
     
  14. Mrkvonic

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    More effective how? Outbound leak tests ...? That's not firewall functionality. Filtering packets, that's what firewalls should do - and you can't get more efficient than, say WF, Kerio 2 or Sygate.

    Mrk
     
  15. subset

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    This Sygate clone FortKnox Firewall seems to work with Vista64 and it offers Skin support, maybe someone creates a perfect Sygate lookalike for Vista64. :cool:

    Cheers
     
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  16. dave88

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    Sygate is an excellent firewall for XP and W2K. If you're worried about leaktests add hips.
     
  17. Fly

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    Is it just a packet filter ? What kind of filtering, deep packet inspection ?

    Application control isn't irrelevant IMO.

    And of course, there is the OSI model, I'm not sure to what extent that matters. I'm not a techie.

    How does it handle wireless/networks ? I have a wireless WPA-PSK encrypted connection from my computer to my (home) router.
     
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