Which Firewalls Iz The Best At This Time???

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by RobNyc, Sep 28, 2002.

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  1. RobNyc

    RobNyc Registered Member

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    Which Firewall is/has been the best overall?

    *Doesn't eat much resources
    *Easy to use
    these are just a few things I can think of.
     
  2. yodafan

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    hi rob.....

    I would suggest ZA (free version), simple and very effective.... and there is always outpost (free) which is more effective, but is not easy to use.

    YODA
     
  3. Judgedredd

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    ZA/ZA/ZAP are a bit resource hungery. If you know and understand TCPIP then maybe you should try a rule based Firewall. You can create and tighten all your own rules.

    Try out http://www.kerio.com

    :)
     
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    I'm not a personal firewall expert ... we have a dedicated Linux box running SmoothWall which keeps hackers out ... but I've used Zone Alarm specifically to block other pests (cooies, etc) since the day the freebie hit the streets. I bought the Pro version the first day it was released (and renewed it a few months ago) and I've always been quite happy with its performance.

    However, I've been trying Outpost Pro for the past couple of weeks, and it does a more comprehensive job on assorted pests than ZA. I'll be sticking with it.

    I don't think you'd be unhappy with either ... although if you nailed me down to a single recommendation I'd have to say "Outpost Pro".
     
  5. RobNyc

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    thanks, hm... I dont know sooo much about the TCPIP but I know a bit.
     
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    thanks to you, i have used both of them. if you notice for outpost it askes you a to accept or deny for any different port, for example in kazaalite, it askes me for udp port 100-2114, udp ports 5000-20,000 etc... tcp 200 bla bla, and i go to put it accept all and it blocks the bad things itself
    zone alarm as i was told resource hog.
     
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    thanks
     
  8. claire

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    Hi Rob,
    You could give a try to Lookandstop.Very light in resource
    and very effective if you use the enhanced ruleset
    http://looknstop.com :)
     
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    sorry


    Note from FanJ:
    This posting was modified by me; this kind of remarks is not appreciated on this board.
     
  11. LowWaterMark

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    Rob,

    What you do here and how you are treated here will depend only upon how you act here, as this is entirely separate from DSLReports. I hope you have a good time, find a lot of help and learn many things here.

    Contribute what you can to help others and enjoy. :)

    Welcome,
    LowWaterMark
     
  12. hayc59

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    OutPost Pro(free) is what i am using, and i have tried alot!!
    and its the best around!! try it and you just might agree :D
     
  13. FanJ

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    Rob,

    May I kindly ask you to refrain from the kind of remark you posted in that posting?

    Thanks, Jan.
     
  14. Vampirefo

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    For free version I like and use Kerio, pay version, I like Look N Stop.
     
  15. RobNyc

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    Thanks.
     
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    You are not my neighbor, LoL. My sister yea she did messed this system up.
     
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    I have no idea what Rob said to tick everyone off. However, it seems the diatribe was set off by the mere mention of DSLReports.

    I used to visit DSLReports [no longer do], where vitriolic comments, ill will, and flame attacks seemed always to flourish.

    It's sad that, now and then, their bad vibes seem somehow to seep into this forum.
     
  18. Paul Wilders

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    bellgamin,

    We are quite loose over on this board - as you might have noticed. Nevertheless, there are some limits in the end - one of them: no personal attacks or insults, regardless whom these are addressed to.

    Fanj has rightly deleted the contents from the post in this context for that reason.

    It's actually of no concern who and/or which possible other forum is involved - we couldn't care less.

    Rob is welcome over here, as everyone is - provided he'll stick to our board policy. That's all there's to it ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  19. RobNyc

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    I was the one that modified my own post b4.
     
  20. FanJ

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    Thanks Rob for modifying your posting (after my modification).

    Cheers, Jan.
     
  21. RobNyc

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    No Sweat. My mistake
     
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