Which personal firewalls would you like to see tested ?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by gkweb, Feb 16, 2006.

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  1. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hello,

    as I am in the process of updating my "Firewall leak tester"'s tests, I am requesting you which software personal firewall (with application filtering) would you like to see tested in addition to the popular ones ?
    I cannot assure you that every requested firewall will be tested, but I'll do my best to test as much as possible.

    To the moderators, I hope this post is ok regarding forum rules, I was not sure at first.

    Regards,
    gkweb.
     
  2. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    I would like to see all of the firewalls tested previously, with perhaps the beta version of KIS? Maybe Prevx1 in expert or pro mode since it does have an outbound control. Filseclab and Netveda.net would be good additions, because you might be able to make those companies get their act in gear :p

    Thanks for the time you put into testing, many appreciate your effort.

    Alphalutra1
     
  3. Paul Wilders

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    Be our guest, Guillaume ;)

    regards,

    paul
     
  4. sukarof

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    I would like to see CoreForce, Netveda and Tiny Firewall in that test.
     
  5. rdsu

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    NetVeda, Filseclab, and know the info about the free versions of Kerio and ZoneAlarm... ;)
     
  6. WSFuser

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    mcafee personal firewall
    mcafee desktop firewall
    black ice pc protection
    webroot desktop firewall
     
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  7. nicM

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    Hi gkweb,

    That would be great to have different tests - or a comment on their different results - for Free/Full FW versions (ZA and Kerio), and maybe BlackIce and FireBall could be tested too?

    Cheers,
    nicM
     
  8. hollywoodpc

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    There aqre other things to consider than passing a leaktest . Fireball is a big letdown . Do not know if it will pass all the leaktests as I never got that far . It looked good but , nope . Not to be . Just remember . Passing leaktests are only part of the puzzle . It will be great for gk to do this . Certainly helpful . But , do not choose based soley on this .
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    All firewalls you can come up with.
    Mrk
     
  10. sweater

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    Filseclab Pro....and possibly all the firewalls that you can grab to in the net. Please, kindly includes free firewalls coz I think some of them works fine like the paid ones. :D ;) :cool:
     
  11. Slovak

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    Netveda, filescab.
     
  12. Mem

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    Sunbelt Kerio 4.2.3 free and paid (with advanced, not simple settings)
    ZA free and Pro
    Outpost 3.5
    KIS 6 beta release candidate (most recent version at the time of testing)


    Good luck with this. A lot of work but it has been helpful to many so thank you ahead of time.
     
  13. timcan

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    Please test Comodo personal fw.
     
  14. khazars

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    Can you test Jetico as now it's out of Beta and you had it as a beta in your last tests!?
     
  15. se7engreen

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    gkweb-
    That's very cool, looking forward to a good read. I have more of a question than a request. Do programs like AppDefend, Safe 'n' Sec, and Prevx1 have a place in your testing since they are not traditional firewalls?
     
  16. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Se7engreen,

    I am testing personal firewalls, which are more and more adding "sandbox like" features to overcome their weaknesses. Because of this new trend(?), I am taking this in count by now in my next tests.
    A perfect example is for instance Outpost, which is a personal firewall, but which has added a generic memory modification protection to block leaktests such as Copycat.

    However, a product which is above all a system sandbox/pure application monitoring, such as mentionned AppDefend/PrevX/ProcessGuard etc... will not be tested in the scoreboard, even if there is a part of the product dealing with network (as with Appdefend and basic outbound requests).
    These kind of product are evaluated differently and rewarded in the "4 - Rewards" page (that I will also update).

    There is a difference between a firewall warning you about a network access, and a product asking you if you whish to allow a global hook using a "mysterious" DLL. The gap is becomming everyday thinner, so the rules may change in the future.

    I hope it answers your question :)

    @All
    Filseclab and Netveda will be tested
     
  17. JRCATES

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    Tiny Firewall
    McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
    Netveda
    Filescab
    Webroot Desktop Firewall
     
  18. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    I am unable to find a trial version of "McAfee Personal Firewall Plus", it seems that you can only buy it.
     
  19. WSFuser

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    check here fot the trial download. and heres teh trial for mcafee desktop firewall
     
  20. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Thanks you very much ;)
    Do you know the difference between the both version ?
     
  21. WSFuser

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    nope, i never used mcafee personal firewall plus tho i did try desktop firewall once.
     
  22. metallicakid15

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    antihacker from kaspersky?
     
  23. rockray

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    Kerio Personal Firewall 4.23

    I realy like it.:D
     
  24. Joliet Jake

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    Coreforce and Filsclab. Thanks.
     
  25. tepe2

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    Za
    Outpost
    Kerio
    Kaspersky
    Trend Micro

    Free and Full

    Thanks for your good work !
     
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