Which software firewall do you think you will be running one year from now?

Discussion in 'polls' started by InfinityAz, Sep 8, 2005.

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Which software firewall do you think you will be running one year from now?

  1. BlackIce

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  2. CA EZ Armor

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. Filseclab

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. F-Secure Internet Security

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Jetico

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Kaspersky Anti-Hacker

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Kerio 2.x

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  8. Kerio 4.x

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. Look 'n' Stop

    20 vote(s)
    14.2%
  10. McAfee

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  11. NetVeda

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  12. Norton

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  13. Outpost Free

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Outpost Pro

    28 vote(s)
    19.9%
  15. Packet Filter (CHX-I, etc.)

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  16. Panda

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  17. Sygate Personal Firewall

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  18. Sygate Pro

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  19. Tiny

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  20. Trend Micro Internet Security

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Windows Firewall

    7 vote(s)
    5.0%
  22. ZoneAlarm Free

    10 vote(s)
    7.1%
  23. ZoneAlarm Pro

    12 vote(s)
    8.5%
  24. Other (please specify)

    6 vote(s)
    4.3%
  25. I don't/won't run a software firewall

    8 vote(s)
    5.7%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    With the apparent demise of the Kerio and Sygate firewalls, I was curious to see which software firewall people think they will be running one year from now.

    I know we don't know what other firewalls may disappear, what new firewalls may appear, or what changes to Windows or other software during the next year may necessitate a change in firewalls but I'd like to know:

    What software firewall do you think you will be running one year from now?
     
  2. mvdu

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    Hopefully Kaspersky Anti-Hacker
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I use NIS it does everything I would want a software firewall to do. ;)
     
  4. nicM

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    Was using NIS too, and it's firewall is actually a good one: did hesitate to buy the firewall only for next year, ( with another av ) but I've tried Outpost, among others, ...and that's THE one to go for !! :) - still rate Norton's one as 2nd choice.
     
  5. abhi_mittal

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    Filseclab for me...great freebie!
     
  6. rawr

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    Filseclab's firewall. Until ZoneLab's does something about the freezes/crashes in ZoneAlarm, I'll be sticking with Filseclab's. :D
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I voted for ZoneAlarm Free, because it's free. I don't pay for firewalls with pros and cons.

    If they know the cons so well, why don't they fix them..
    If a certain con of firewall-A is a pro in firewall-B, why don't they fix firewall-A ?
    I never get the RIGHT answers to my questions, always excuses and non-solving explanations.
     
  8. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    I voted ZA cuz it only screwed up once since it first came out back in the 90`s on my machine. Sure there was bugs here and there but you`ll find that in all software. IMO
     
  9. ~*Nat*~

    ~*Nat*~ Registered Member

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    My vote goes to ZoneAlarm, because I've been using it for years...and with my little computer knowledge..it's easy and a breeze to have !

    Cheers, :D

     
  10. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Probably the one i'm running right now....my old, dilapidated, out of date, ZA+ ;) :D


    snowbound
     
  11. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    im running outpost and its great and cant wait for the v3. i do keep various firewalls (installers/setup) for testing and trialing tho.
     
  12. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Outpost is indeed one of the very best Firewalls and even useful for less-knowledgeable users because of the pre-defined rules, which makes Outpost ready for use. Creating rules requires more knowledge of course.
    Unfortunately it's not freeware. :(
     
  13. Mucker

    Mucker Registered Member

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    Netveda--I just tested it at Shields up, grc, pc flank and Sygate and it passed all with flying colors right out of box. The only adjustment I made was to block referrers and that was easy to do.

    Mucker
     
  14. sukarof

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    Netveda for me too. I have been using Look´n´stop but it (GUI) was a bit too complicated for me, never fully understood the process of making (advanced) rules.
    Stumbled on the free Netveda wich I have been testing for the last month. It seems to be a firewall in my taste. The tightening of rules was fairly simple to comprehend. Just wish it would tell when SPI blocks something.

    Would love to run Filesec after all the praise I heard about it, but it messed up my computer. Probably something in my config, but I dont have the time to trace it now, but I will probably try it again later on.
     
  15. wildman

    wildman Registered Member

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    :) My vote went to Zone Alarm as well. I just had to install it and forget about it. As far as I can tell it is doing it's thing, and I don't have to mess with it, for me that works.

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :eek: :D :p ;)
     
  16. toploader

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    probably be using what i'm using now kerio 2.1.5 - it's free - it's cute - it's passed all tests so far - it works out of the box (for me) - it's light on resource - will give me the opportunity to learn about rule based firewalls using Rmus's tutorial - keeps me entertained with messages like this...Someone from 81-179-125-218.dsl.pipex.com [81.179.125.218], port 62623 wants to send UDP datagram to port 2297 owned by 'Firefox' on your computer. :D
     
  17. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    Wow, Outpost Pro and Look -n- Stop is a close race. ;) and I thought LnS don't update thier software too often, must be good theno_O
     
  18. Brandon

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    Hopefully Online Armors Firewall once it comes out onto beta...Until then Outpost Firewall Pro :)

    Regards,

    Brandon
     
  19. yahoo

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    Tiny Firewall 6.5 Pro.

    It was hard to configure. It is now running well on my computer, and it will continue to be there.
     
  20. Heco

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    TheGreenBow. Very ease to use and efficient.:D
     
  21. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    I voted "Other"...with other being a router with NAT.

    Also at times I multihome my SBS2K3 server and use ISA2004 until I run into some online game I get into which won't work through it.
     
  22. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    I voted kerio 2.1.5. However, I'm currently using jetico and really like it. I really don't know:) I may be purchasing a new computer soon. And a year from now is a long time.

    If I purchase a new computer, which will be more powerful, my choices will probably go like this.

    #1 kerio 2.1.5
    #2 Jetico
    #3 Zonealarm free or pro ( zonealarm is no longer windows me compatible)

    Then there's all the rest. :)
     
  23. Arup

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    Most of them would be around, ZA and CHX for sure.
     
  24. Mr2cents

    Mr2cents Registered Member

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    Forgot about CHX. I'll probably try out a lot of firewalls. and then make a choice. That is if I get a new computer. If not...It's kerio 2.1.5 or jetico. Those 2 run best on my current computer.
     
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