WHY?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by korbennn, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. korbennn

    korbennn Registered Member

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    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Because Matousec does NOT test firewalls, he's testing HIPS.

    P.S. You are the lucky "most sucky thread title of the day" winner, please claim your prize ASAP. :p
     
  3. korbennn

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    This is not an answer, if i understand outpost firewall is not a firewall, comodo personal firewall too and a leaktest is made for test HIPS ^^ and not a firewall?

    read the result of eset and explain to me why 4%
     
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    Simply because they disabled other features, such as the real-time scanner which is able to detect and block malware exploting most of the tested weaknesses.
     
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    Of course it is the answer. Firewall = packet filter;HIPS = all the leaktests madness etc.

    If you want some more useful tests, then have a look at ICSA Labs firewalls testing or West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification.

    To test your firewall yourself you can use some of the online tests (and ignore anything that tests "leaks" and ignore anything that tells you that "stealth" is more secure than "closed"). Finally, if you want HIPS with loads of pop-ups then ESS is not for you. Finally, protecting you against keyloggers and similar is not a firewall job as noted above by Marcos.
     
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    Thanks for the answer.

    it's much clear now
     
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