Which personal firewalls would you like to see tested ?

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

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  1. Webby

    Webby Registered Member

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    Well I think you will have to throw in the very popular Windows XP :D just to show me what it's doing.... or not doing.

    Cheers Webby
     
  2. SwordOfSecurity

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    i'd really like to see those! good nominations :p also..adding onto the list: Windows Firewall (set on its best settings) so that the public and users of Windows Firewall can get a good sense on just how well protected they are when using it. note: we all know windows firewall is pretty bad, but lets see a few facts that will prove its effectiveness--like test results!! [besides shields up].
     
  3. aigle

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    When you are going to complete it.
     
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    When you are going to complete it. I am interested to see about

    Jetico
    ZA free
    ZA pro
    Kerio free
    Kerio pro
    Norton firewall
    Outpost
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    I'll give my full list:

    Zonealarm, Sygate, Kerio 2.1.5, Kerio 4.2.3, Jetico, Netveda, Filseclab, Kerodo, Outpost, LnS, Tiny, Norton, Webroot, Lavasoft, TDI (open source), Ghostwall, CHX-I.

    Mrk
     
  6. aigle

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    just a small edit, free and proversions should be tested separately, like ZA free and pro, Kerio free and pro...etc. It will give us an idea that where is the place for free versions of commercial products?
     
  7. kareldjag

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    Hi,

    Salut Guillaume,

    As a consumer, i always defend the largest choice.
    If Outpost and LnS are among the best firewalls, there's also other interesting and very effective firewall.

    -Injoy firewall, one of the most efficient for filtring incoming packets: http://www.fx.dk/firewall/

    -Deerfield: http://www.deerfield.com/products/visnetic-firewall/

    -Protoport, a recent firewall by a russian programmer, seems like a little outpost (but is affected by some bugs) http://www.protoport.com/index.firewall

    -TermiNet: http://www.infotecs.biz/Soft/terminet.htm

    -NetOP: http://www.crossteccorp.com/netopfirewall/index.html
    Effective firewall, specially if we consider this demo:D : http://film.netop.com/

    -NetFirewall: http://www.ntkernel.com/w&p.php?id=18

    -The GreenBow (a good choice for beginners): http://www.thegreenbow.com/fwp.html

    -BitGuard: http://www.tryus.dk/bitguard.asp

    Regards
     
  8. WSFuser

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    maybe gkweb can answer this, but would packet filters be worth having in this test? could they actually pass leaktests?
     
  9. gerardwil

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    Smoothwall
    IPCop
     
  10. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Currently not. Packet filters only firewalls (such as CHX) have no outbound application filtering, and thus cannot be tested.

    I am taking a look at this very long list, should be I hope at least 15 firewalls, more if others firewalls I haven't looked yet fits the test criteria ("firewall" is a term used to define very different products).

    Thanks you for the answers so far.
     
  11. JRCATES

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    Judging from some of the responses, I think the above portion that is highlighted is being missed. Checking the site to see which ones ALREADY are being tested would probably be a good idea....
     
  12. metallicakid15

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    bitdefender?
     
  13. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    There will be very good suprises in the next update... Do not miss it :)
    Should take time anyway to achieve most of the tests, I have no ETA for now, still too much things to do.

    I will bump this thread when the update will be out (do not expect it soon anyway).
     
  14. sweater

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    I hope that you've also includes some more details on how and why the firewalls pass or failed the test. Maybe, it can be more better if the detailed "highest" settings that you've done on the firewalls can be also understood even by an ordinary surfers. Coz how can we use that firewall to pass the same test like yours if we didn't even know how it should be done? :rolleyes: o_O I mean, it's okay even if we just copy your settings... or at least we have some kind of "default gkweb" settings on the firewall so that ordinary surfers like me to have something to start with to make them right for what it really does to be. ;)

    I am glad that someone like you has put a time to make this things really possible. :D
     
  15. ned kelly

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    Sweater makes a valid point, as with a major brand firewall in the last firewall leake tester. The firewall failed a number of tests but by puting a single check in a box, the firewall passed almost all tests. Sure i know its up to us to read the firewall manual but with some simple instructions it can make all the difference...
     
  16. Graystoke

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    Since I'm using the paid version, I also would like to see a test of Sunbelt Kerio 4.2.3.
     
  17. ugly

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    LnS
    ZA
    Outpost
    Norton
    McAfee
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    Kaspersky 2006
     
  18. brjoon1021

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    Filseclab pro. (it is free despite sounding $$)

    Jetico

    Netveda

    Filseclab

    Sunbelt/Kerio 4.2.3 both Pro/$$$ version and the freebie that you are left with after the trial.

    Please consider importing the rules set that is commonly referred to as the "BZ rules set" : http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,8023708~mode=flat

    I imported those and basically left it alone accept for adding some apps that I wanted to give specific rights to. I passes pretty much everything at the test site accept for pcaudit and another one. I think that the freebie version of Kerio 4.2.3 with this rules set in place is pretty secure... Whatever the firewall didn't alert me to first, Norton shot down or the MSAS antispyware took care of.
     
  19. sosaiso

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    How about the firewall on Online Armor?
     
  20. EASTER.2010

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    Dunno if this one qualifies or not and is still in early beta actually but it is another all-in-one suite type of program. Maybe on the order of a System Safety Monitor but it's claim is it's a firewall plus registry/applications permissions firewall.
    CoreForce (beta)

    btw kareldjag, hit 'em hard and heavy pls :D Everyone here can benefit greatly from these type findings and especially the vendors. We need for them to close up any soft spots.
     
  21. tansu

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    I'd like to see iSafer Winsock, which is an open source firewall.
     
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  23. lotuseclat79

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    Hi gkweb,

    I happen to run both ZA Free and PC-Cillin Internet Security which although primarily an AV comes with its own personal Firewall that is tightly coupled into network virus and worm detection - i.e. if you disable it, you lose that part of its protection. ZA Free stealths all of the ports and adds the outbound notification - and I'm sure it lacks any other of the advanced capabilities that you have documented on your website. Since I'm a bit unclear on the line between so-called advanced firewall capabilities and a HIPS capability, I also run Prevx1R to help fill any gaps. I could use some advice in this area because I'm not sure where I'm vulnerable.

    It would be instructive (at least for me) to see how the two together compare to others.

    I don't suppose you'll be able to do any combo testing such as this, but I'll look forward to the test results you get.

    I was not able to download Copycat because it was not zipped, and in order to download it I would have to disable my AV that now quarantines it. If it were zipped, I could at least configure the AV to ignore it, and be able to test it on my system and perhaps be able to complete some of the other tests from your website as well. Just a constructive suggestion if you have the time.

    -- Tom
     
  24. zapjb

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    As well as other firewalls mentioned. I'd like to see these freeware firewalls tested.

    Comodo Personal Firewall
    Sonar
    GhostWall
    Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition
    SensiveGuard
    Wyvern Firewall
    SoftPerfect Personal Firewall
     
  25. StevieO

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