Sygate, Zone Alarm

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  1. lvhkyjr2

    lvhkyjr2 Registered Member

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    Any one who has used both Sygate personal firewall and Zone Alarm (free ones) give me there opinion on which one they decided to keep and liked more?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have used both and I prefer sygate for my own use. Za worked alright it just seemed that sygate worked better on my comp. I don't use either one now I use mcafee firewall 4.0 which works very well for me. ;)
     
  3. FreePatriot

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    I've been using Sygate for years.And its the only software firewall I use on my machines.I've tried ZA and the protection was good but I prefer Sygate.I used the free one,but now I use Sygate Pro 5.5.
     
  4. lvhkyjr2

    lvhkyjr2 Registered Member

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    ya, im using sygate right now but the problem is that the new version 5.5 has a slow start up on my computer and the build that fixes that is 2525. That build is the newest one and is also only a beta version as of right now untill they release the final one. So I was thinking about trying zone alarm out until the final one is released. Not sure if the pro version is having the same problem?
     
  5. Sumire

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    Hi,lvhkyjr2 :)

    I know that some people report same problem about Sygate's newest version's slow start up issue. Some people go back to Sygate's older version(5.1), others just change software firewall. The choice is yours. I personally use Zone Alarm Pro 4.5.538 but I think Zone Alarm Pro is also relatively slow start up software firewall. If you like faster start up software firewll, my recommendation is Outpost Pro or Kerio 2.15. I use Kerio 2.15,too. which is still good software firewall.

    I haven't used mcafee's firewall, maybe mcafee's firewall is also good choice. ;)

    just my two cents worth.
    Best Regars
     
  6. Chuck57

    Chuck57 Registered Member

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    The latest version of McAfee Personal Firewall Plus is NICE!!!

    It loaded easily, is either preconfigured or you can use a wizard or do it yourself. It's stealth everywhere I tried it . It's pleasing to the eye, I think, and provides lots of information, and doesn't seem to use many resources.

    I haven't bothered with any leaktests so can't comment on those.
     
  7. NeonWizard

    NeonWizard Registered Member

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    I;ve used both Sygate and Zone alarm. I like zone alarm better because it gives you more info on what software is trying to access the net.

    I got both of them installed, but Sygate only in case the ZA shuts down for some reason.
     
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    [move]Welcome to Wilders Newbies [/move]
    I think you might find the ratings on this site helpful. http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm

    I used ZoneAlarm free and now use ZoneAlarm Pro which gives a greater level of protection.
     
  9. RobNyc

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    i have a similar problem too. i haven't tried sygate free but i am and see if the same slow down happens with free, cuz sygate pro was a total slow down, zap was fine i been using it ever since i had used outpost v1 n v2 for a few days before but i always came back to zap, hmm i also used kerio not v2 cuz i dont like rulebased, right now im just gonna try sygate free if it happens again ill unistall and try looknstop if i dont like it i guess go bak to zap
     
  10. RobNyc

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    Well I used all ZAP versions and they were all perfect with my system startup was fine. umm but yea with Kerio v2 was the fastest because the smaller the file the less resources is gonna take, and ZAP takes a lil less than SYGATE
     
  11. HiSpeedV

    HiSpeedV Registered Member

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    In my opinion, Sygate Personal Firewall PRO is a solid product. Have been using it for a long while.

    Best regards.
     
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