White knight rescues Kerio's free firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by msanto, Dec 1, 2005.

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  1. msanto

    msanto Registered Member

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    Good news for fans of free security software: The Kerio Personal Firewall isn't going away after all.

    Sunbelt Software, best known for its CounterSpy anti-spyware product, said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the Kerio Personal Firewall from Kerio Technologies, saving the popular consumer desktop firewall product from the chop. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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  2. ronjor

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    Good news! Thanks.
     
  3. ErikAlbert

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    Maybe Sunbelt Software is planning to create their own Frankenstein Security Suite :
    Firewall (Kerio) + CountrySpy (AS), but they still need an AV. :)
     
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    That's awesome. I'm glad to know that not all the decent freebies are disappearing. It will be interesting to see where Sunbelt takes all of this.
     
  6. Hyperion

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    Very good news.Now if they decided to make it also lighter,it would be perfect :D
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Yep, a good rewrite, or even a reversion back to the old Kerio 2 layout would be nice... although that'll probably never happen.. Still, nice to see it stay alive one way or another.. :)
     
  8. rdsu

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    Good news :)

    Hope they improve it and let it using very low resources...
     
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    A product worthy of being saved. Version 4.2.x is robust, and if Sunbelt can keep it that way and/or improve upon it, so much the better. Good to hear that a freeware version will be made available.
     
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    The key issue is whether Sunbelt are hiring/acquiring Kerio's developers also. If not, it will take them longer to get to grips with the code to provide any updates. It will be interesting to see how things progress but it looks like another example of an all-in-one security suite being put together.
     
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    I hope if they made it into another newer versions that their upgraded 4.2.2 will not crashed again on my system. :oops: Maybe, the HIPS feature is not compatible w my system. :doubt:

    And aside from improving this firewall that i hope that they can also make it more lighter and faster and safer. :cool:
     
  13. Mele20

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    They are planning on a suite. They already have an AV they are working on. When the suite will be ready, I have no idea. Hopefully, they will keep a free version of Kerio separate from the suite.
     
  14. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I agree totally. But no matter what they do with it unless you are going to "Nortonize" the product, it is a positive development. ;)

    I thought about this and did not want to confuse anyone. "Nortonize" = beyond their past history which is well documented here at the Wilders, I was thinking about the Sygate FW fate, playing out again. :(
     
  15. chaos16

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    is there known a release date ofr this firewall?
     
  16. Kerodo

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    No...
     
  17. controler

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    I bet ther are alot scrambling to gather suite components right now.

    Those that frequent wilders like forums do not like suites.
    They want CONTROL. they want MORE resorces, they want HYPER speed LOL

    Home users on the other hand NEED suites.

    It is not what is best for you and I but rather what is best for the average user.

    controler
     
  18. ErikAlbert

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    Yep, security suites are "in" and the majority of the users (average users) will buy them.
    That's why all these companies were so quickly to create one. As always MONEY is the main reason.
    Quality doesn't matter for these users, they want a simple, cheaper and all-in-one solution.

    I wonder if Agnitum has already an AV for their security suite LOL.
    I find it amusing to see where each company is getting its firewall, AV or AS.
     
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    CounterSpy News
    Issue #18 - Dec 16, 2005
    • The Kerio Personal Firewall will be re-branded on an interim basis as the "Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall".
    • All existing customers of the Kerio Personal Firewall V4 will be able to receive support through Sunbelt once the acquisition is completed.
    • Upon the close of the deal, Sunbelt will also announce new reduced pricing for the full version of the product and a variety of special offers for both Kerio and Sunbelt customers.
    • Additionally, Sunbelt will continue Kerio's tradition of providing a basic free version for home users.
    • During the transition period, Kerio will continue to support the product and users are encouraged to download the Kerio Personal Firewall from the Kerio website at www.kerio.com until the acquisition is completed.
    http://www.counterspynews.com/
     
  20. starstruck

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    I'm personally fine with 'security suites'. look at ghost security's ghost suite.

    You pay seperately for each component, if you want it, you pay for it, if you don't want it , you don't pay for it. Talk about the advantage of suites, with the advantage of control!

    Much Much better than all those people selling suites, that force you to buy the whole package. Sure the whole package is cheaper than buying each component seperately, but there's no control!
     
  21. controler

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    Well duh?

    Money? Yes it is and that is what motivates people. Or human rights or sex, or doing the right thing.

    BUT, Think about what is best for home users here not your own agendas, OK?

    Actualy think about how home users use their computers and the internet.

    Oh yea they are hit by adds, Yes they want sexual sites that don't POP their computers, Look at Blaze LOL

    My answer is think simple and think about your fellow man-woman.

    Understand what is right.

    Understand what is human.

    Only do good to others even if they are A holes.

    Fight for what IS right PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Never deter from that thought.

    Sit back have a few drinks and say hey, I can do that.


    con
     
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    Sunbelt Completes Kerio Firewall Buy-Lowers pricing

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    Anyone who wants an excellent firewall at an UNBELIEVABLE price should get this . Kerio is outstanding . And , at $ 14.95 , it is an incredible deal for this security !~
     
  25. Upasaka

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    At these prices they can't go wrong...I wanted 2 licences and waited to see what would happen with this sale,what a saving!

    Sunbelt have also taken the documents and greatly improved them,see here....

    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Kerio-Docs.cfm
     
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