Sygate Pro vs Outpost Pro

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by AlamoCity, Jun 11, 2008.

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  1. AlamoCity

    AlamoCity Registered Member

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    I've been using Sygate Pro for many years without any problems. However, as most Wilders' users know, Norton bought it and killed it so they wouldn't have to compete with it. (This should have resulted in a class action lawsuit by all the unhappy Sygate fans, for intentional infliction of emotional distress.)

    Thus, it has not been updated to keep up with new exploits, so I was wondering whether people who are knowledgeable about firewalls think it is safe to continue using it.

    For example, does it do all this: http://www.agnitum.com/support/kb/article_print.php?id=1000193&lang=en&m=print

    (The above link is for a "description of main attacks that Outpost protects you from.")

    Which of those features is Sygate lacking that you consider to be a significant risk not to have?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    None really ...
    BTW, most of those "exploits" are so yesterday ...
    Half of them were addressed in the late 90s and early 2000s ...

    Mrk
     
  3. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    Yes the exploits won't do anything to a patched XP/Vista system.

    It also depends on what what you want to use outpost pro for. If it is just for these exploits, you wont be any worse off at all with sygate pro. However outpost has behavior blocker features that are more relevant to current malware.
     
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