Sygate Pro V ESS

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Palombaro, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. Palombaro

    Palombaro Registered Member

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    I have been running Sygate pro for years but currently trying ESS. Using ESS on Interactive filtering mode it closely resembles Sygate in behaviour. Have tried a number of leak tests with both and found comparable though slightly different results. Would appreciate any comments as to the differences. I am thinking of giving up Sygate because I already run NOD 32 antivirus and because Sygate is no longer supported or updated though it still continues to work.
    What do people think?
     
  2. Diver

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    Sygate Pro depends in part on signatures for its protection. These have been out of date for months if not a year. I don't think anyone should depend on it today.
     
  3. Beavenburt

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    It all depends on your view on leaks. Sygate isn't a leaktest giant but it's inbound protection is second to none. It does the job it was made for beautifully and is by no means obsolete.
     
  4. Palombaro

    Palombaro Registered Member

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    I agree with you Beavenburt and that is why I have continued with it long after its execution by Symantec. Just wonder given lack of support - signature updates as I understand it are not so important - whether it is time to move on. I have a high regard for NOD 32 and thought ESS might be the way forward especially as with interactive filtering it operates in the same manner as Sygate.
     
  5. Kerodo

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    Diver, the signatures in Sygate Pro are for the IDS, which I am pretty sure only applies to inbound traffic, port scans, etc. So in my mind they are not too important...
     
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