System Safety Monitor

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by egghead, Mar 22, 2006.

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  1. egghead

    egghead Registered Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I have a hardware firewall taking care of inbound connections. Now I'm looking for a program that takes care of my outbound connections. I don't want to do this by means of a software firewall, but by means of an IPS program.

    I have already tried appdefend; like that one but is still a beta (don't know what 's the program is like in official release) and it is not very configurable.

    I recently "discovered" System Safety Monitor and I'm very impressed by this (Russian?)program. It is very configurable and it is doing a great job. Furthermore, there are no conflicts with Kav 6 or other software.

    It seems that in this forum ProcessGuard and Appdefend are the favorites.
    Are there among you who have tried SSM and what are you thoughts?

    regards
     
  2. Devil's Advocate

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    I wouldn't use it , if I were you.
     
  3. BlueZannetti

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    egghead,

    Your desired goal is the function of a software firewall using application based filtering, yet you don't want to use a software firewall. I'm somewhat confused, especially since, as far as I recall, two of the other programs you mention do not accomplish this objective.

    Blue
     
  4. egghead

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    Devil's advocate,

    Why? o_O :eek:


    Blue Zanetti,

    For my outbound connections I want to use an IPS program (I did not think of an IPS program as a firewall).

    regards
     
  5. root

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    Although SSM is not designed to be a firewall, I have found it to be a most excellent security program. As a matter of fact, I would change any other program I use before going without SSM. It gives me absolute control over what runs on my machine.
    SSM 2 beta has pretty much finished testing and I believe the last version is considered a full release. I have been beta testing SSM since Max first came out with it and was sorry to see he had to let it go, but the new company that now owns SSM rights has done an excellent job of making it easier to use and they have fixed a lot of bugs in the last couple of months.
    I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to control what runs on their computer.
    They have a forum that offers help if needed at http://syssafety.com/forum/?login
     
  6. Astronomy

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    ssm is a good soft firewall,requires minimal PC resources and Receive powerful real-time protection shield.
     
  7. kareldjag

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    Hi,

    System Safety Monitor is considered as an application firewall (=control of activity and execution on the system), but this is not a firewall (more an HIPS).
    It has just some firewall features by filtring openig windows (via the browser) with specific names (like "sex"): in this case, it acts as a parental control utility.

    Personal HIPS have more and more firewall features: this is an evolution of these products mostly generated by marketing strategies.

    For your question, i suggest to take a look at other desktop IPS with more efficient firewall functions than SSM:

    -Safe'n'Sec: http://www.star-force.com/

    -Viguard Pro : http://www.viguard.com/

    If it is your strategy for connections control...

    Regards
     
  8. BlueZannetti

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    I guess I was getting at whether you want to control the process, outbound connections the process makes, or both? These are distinct objectives that tend to have different optimal solutions.

    It's been a while since I've used any of these three options extensively and as I recall, AppDefend was the only one that directly supported application level communications control. From kareldjag's comment, it sounds like SSM can perform some level of content control. Last time I looked PG was mainly pure process control.

    Blue
     
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  9. egghead

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    Thank you all for responding.

    I'll stick with SSM because I think it is a great program. I feel the program is underestimated on this forum. Like Root says it gives absolute control over what runs on my pc. I have thrown all the leaktest of firewallleaktester.com at it and I have blocked all of them. :D

    My protection these days is:

    -hardwarefirewall (all ports stealth)
    -KAV 2006
    -system safety monitor (btw v 2.00.564=official version)
    -Adaware Personal
    -Giant Antispyware (now bought by MS)

    If malware succeeds to bypass these apps then it deserves to be in my PC !
    :cool:

    regards
     
  10. PeterVO

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    Hello,

    I'm also very impressed with the latest version of SSM, in fact I'm thinking about buying it.
    It has been running very stable on my laptop for several days. I've used it on and off for years but recently returned to it because programs like 'All Seeing Eyes', 'AntiHook' and "S'n'S" didn't function properly on my box.
    The new team seems very dedicated and very helpfull in their forum.
    Definitely a program to watch out for!

    Kind regards,

    PeterVO
     
  11. EASTER.2010

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    Not true and only a matter of personal opinion and speculation only.

    System Safety Monitor is X-Trememly Formidable and very efficient on the system without the usual issues and problems you often read about even right here in these forums.

    SSM in this current trial/commercial release is only the tip of the iceberg, they are actively planning implimenting more prevention and protections into what is already a SOLID and very sound program that is revolutionizing ALL windows security platforms.
    I challenge any other vendors to claim that they also support the so-called outdated systems of Windows 98/Me. For those users, this is truly a technological wonder and is very thoughtful of the developers to show their concern to these users instead of neglecting them like the rest don't mind doing, including Microsoft itself!

    Anyone care to put all of these up for a comprehensive test of their specific capabilities? :thumb:
     
  12. Paranoid2000

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    SSM is a very good complement to most software firewalls (as Kareldjag points out, it does not include network access control) and is one of very few programs of its type to offer Win9x/ME support (though some have complained of instability with these OSes) with Online Armor being the only other that I know of.

    It does have strengths and weaknesses compared to the likes of Process Guard but can be run in tandem with it, though there will be some duplication of functionality.
     
  13. jleslie

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    So if you are using SSM and PG together (which I am thinking of doing) how do you cope with the feature over-lap? My current plan is to untick Execution Protection in PG, but what do people think?

    I'd like to add that I have the paid version of SSM and think it's very good. I also have the paid PG, but I'm still playing with that so can't say so far. (I also use Sygate for the net firewall, btw. RIP - it got bought and killed, in case anyone is wondering why the RIP.)
    Jon
     
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