Sygate Personal Firewall PRO v5.5

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  1. north450

    north450 Registered Member

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    Would any one know if this is still a reliable firewall for xp pro sp2.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Kerodo

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    It's fine as long as you don't mind the lack of IDS signatures/updates and the proxy issue. See previous threads for details on both.
     
  3. Bob D

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    Using 5.6 build 3408 on XP Pro SP2 here.
    I find it stable, unobtrusive.
     
  4. ellison64

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    I always seem to go round in circles between sygate>looknstop>kerio 2.15>sygate.If i really thought about it ,i guess i miss sygate more than the others when i havent got it installed.Currently using sygate pro 56.3408The sigs updates are just extra to the firewall protection and doesnt take any of its security away.There is the proxy issue ,but that has never been a problem for me with the pro either.So personally i would say its very reliable and stable,but if you consider leaktests from a firewall important then dont bother with sygate
    ellison
     
  5. subset

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    Sygate Free 5.5 2710 up and running... for how many years now :cool:
    There are still many Sygate users, but of course there is nothing new to talk about since Sygate was slayed by Norton.

    If you are concerned about missing latest features (HIPS, IDS...), it's easy to build a second line of defense with apps like:
    a-squared Anti-Malware, EQSecure, ProSecurity, ThreatFire etc.

    Maybe I'll try to modify some Vista system files to make Sygate compatible :ninja:

    Cheers
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Sygate is TEH firewall. The IDS signatures are really nothing important. As a pure firewall, it works great. No slowdowns, no crashes, no eating of memory and cpu, simple and beautiful.
    Mrk
     
  7. Kerodo

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    I agree, it IS a great firewall. I dismiss the IDS sigs as not very important also. I did see a little cpu usage at an idle when I ran Sygate Pro year ago, but nothing worth worrying about. Very minor... It may have just been an issue with my network adaptor and drivers....
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I have been downloading the entire internet for many years now, playing online, tons of simultaneous connections, never a single problem.
    Mrk
     
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    I have been running the 5.6.3408 version without any issues for several months on a XP SP2 PC. I did notice something that may be a bit odd. One night I left my PC connected (without turning off all access to the firewall) to eat dinner and watch TV. When I came back to the PC, I checked the connection logs and it showed that all inbound and outbound communications were blocked for all of the hours that I was away. I only had an IE browser window still open to the Yahoo main page with nothing else running at the time. It seems like the system closed all communications after a lengthy lack of response on the system? o_O
     
  10. dave88

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    Yes it is still a reliable firewall, it works great on xp. It is lean, mean and has great logs. It works very well with massive connections, torrenting, etc.

    links to various versions:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1030646&postcount=11
     
  11. jrmhng

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    If IDS signatures are important, Blink from eEye is available. I think it is still free for users from USA. It does have its issues the last time I tried it on XP. A few FPs and a bit of a slow down etc.
     
  12. Beavenburt

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    Theres an option in Sygate to block all traffic when the screensaver activates. This can done globally or per app. A very nice feature.
     
  13. Yoda1953

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    the enable dll authentication + automatically allow known dll's is a nice feature too regarding to some leaktests :ninja:
     
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