Worth Paying For

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by sprongs, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. sprongs

    sprongs Registered Member

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    Is there any firewall that is worth paying for vs. a free one. Was looking at Look n Stop, and a few other paid firewalls. Any help would be appricated.
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  2. Chubb

    Chubb Registered Member

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    I would like to say that such kind of question would receive a variety of different answers because different person would have different taste, needs, preference and different computing environments. Some didn't mind the price because he/she can afford it, but some would say it is expensive, even though it is good. To see the effectiveness of different firewall, you can take a look of the Proactive Security Challenge at matousec.com:

    http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php

    I would suggest that you try each firewall you like to get a feel of how the firewall operates.

    To get a better response, you may list your computer configuration, what features and the level of protection you want.
     
  3. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    Trial as many as possible from a selection of potential candidates, then go with the one you like best. If it happens to be paid, then so be it, otherwise if it's free, that's an added bonus :)
     
  4. Fajo

    Fajo Registered Member

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    God people need to quit recommending this for firewall questions.. That is a HIPS test not a firewall test.

    That test is pure garbage in less you are looking for a HIPS program, It does not test the "Firewall Portion" of the Firewall.
     
  5. dcrowe0050

    dcrowe0050 Registered Member

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    Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Whatever you do dont discard or choose a firewall specifically because of test results at Matousec. Just search for Matousec in this forum and you will find a number of reasons why. I agree that you should research the features included in the firewalls that you might be interested in. Find one that suits your needs and trial for a while. If you dont like repeat, there are several good firewalls around it just depends on what your looking for, if you use a lot of public hot spots etc. And also check out some user reviews. Usually the best choice is the one that your comfortable with, free or paid.
     
  6. JohnnyDollar

    JohnnyDollar Guest

    Amen to that! :argh:
     
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