When I bought a pc desktop the first thing that instantly got into my mind was installing a personal software Firewall. I will admit, I’m very curious with this thing. It was even first in my list than having an anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Added to the fact that I know how important it is to keep our privacy…and to protect it by all means. But, I discovered that having a personal firewall installed in a pc is not as easy as I think of for what I expected it to be, as it didn’t completely satisfy my own personal needs and I can always detect some problems after several days or weeks of using it. One of the major problem I found is on how to configure it correctly “and to configure it perfectly” and some of the “experts” said that it can even take a lifetime configuring out a firewall perfectly and even if it was configured perfectly still it’s not a 100% assurance to be totally protected in the web, added to the fact what gkweb have said that there’s no firewall available yet of today that he know of that can pass to all of the outbound leak testing tests that he have made.. and also… added to the fact that some of the professional hackers of the world are only seventeen years old. Wheww!!! Sounds scary, isn’t it? I know, many topics are already written on this, Ok, I am just an ordinary guy who loves surfing the net. And all I want (like 90% I think of internet surfers) is to enjoy surfing the net w/out those many “technicalities” that can only adds to more “hassles” and confusions or difficulties of using the pc & the net. I’m glad freewares really exist including software firewalls, and I am very thankful there are Software Companies who really have a good heart in doing so and also there are lots of techno experts out there who really care in helping us net surfers to enjoy web surfing in a safer way. Actually, until now, I’m still wondering why Firewall was called a firewall wherein it was not design to protect us from fire and also it didn’t really look like a wall to me but was designed and made to protect pc from hackers, from unwanted programs that wants to connect outside, and most importantly (I think) in making our pc invisible in cyberspace. Maybe, it’s better if we can call it a PC Filter or maybe a Personal Computer Angel, or a System MagicGate, or a CyberSpace Watcher, or maybe an Internet Eye? Ohmmn… sorry, it already sounded cinematic or like kiddies stuff. Alright, alright, Firewall is more acceptable…and at least it sounded more “techno” and I’m sure it’ll be unacceptable to “old-timers” and at the same time can only adds more “stress” and difficulties to new comers if we try to change its name now. Huhumn… I’m sorry if that was the only personal Firewalls I have mentioned here and that was the only good features I have seen and liked in them, of course every Firewall are unique and I don’t like to offend anyone and absolutely I don’t like to mentioned bad points and flaws of Firewalls here, (it’s up to you to find out that flaws or maybe many already knows that). Again, I am not a techno expert and not planning to become one. I’m just a casual surfer, a simple guy w/ simple needs. And of all the topics…Firewall are the most fascinating that I’ve found when we talked about internet security. To tell you, if it’s only possible to install several Personal Firewalls on my pc like Anti-Spywares (I have 10 installed on my pc) maybe I have already done that just to compensate what are lacking from one. I do hope that maybe, someday, or somebody out there or there’s an organization, or in the web community just like Mozilla.org, etc…that can produce, innovate and improve the way personal Firewalls are made and operate in our pc’s today. Mozilla Firefox web browser is the most popular web browser of today…coz’ of it’s many super cool features not found on Internet Explorer (and even in other web browsers), and one of its best feature was that it’s a lot more faster and safer to use than IE and the great part of it was that – it was totally FREE!!! Aside from that, Firefox was updated in a regular basis. Maybe these programmers, they are Angels sent here to us by Cyber Gods. I hope that same Cyber Gods will also send us another set of “Angels” this time their mission is in transforming and making a super perfect Personal Firewall that we can be proud of to protect our pc and privacy in a lot more better way… like magic. Some firewall makers bundles their product w/ more functionalities not related for the functions of being a Firewall. Like adding an Anti-virus, Ads filter, Anti-spyware etc… Maybe it can be better if they just add a real-time Trojan monitor and scanner coz it’s more related for what a Firewall should be. Well, anyway, the above said topic may already sounds boring for some. But I am just anticipating that someday I hope that “a great wall” or a super perfect Firewall that can really satisfy us all will suddenly emerge or appear in a scene… a Personal Firewall w/ a combinations of the best of the best “ingredients” or possibly “the best of both worlds” of the present modern-day Personal Firewalls of today. And that is- a Personal Firewall w/ a user friendly easy to use functions and smartness of Zone Alarm, the smooth stability, perfect net invisibility and internet speed and detailed great looks of Kerio, the auto Trojan detection and termination features, less pop-ups and default out of the box immediate protection settings of Sygate, the plug-in features of Outpost Pro, the lightness & low system resources functions of NetVeda, the small size of Look’n’Stop, and the simple set-ups of VPN features of SecurePoint firewall… And if possible, this Firewall should pass to all available outbound leak testing tests available of today. Sounds amazing but possible, isn’t it? Can someone out there know if this kind of Personal Software Firewall already exists on this planet? Will you please, don’t make it a secret!!! coz somebody out there might find it anyway.