Your opinions on the most secure firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Metal425, Jan 24, 2008.

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  1. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a very strong firewall. I don't mind if it's heavy on resources. It just has to be very secure. What are your opinions. ATM I'm using Comodo 3.0. I don't want a lot of pop-ups too.
     
  2. ethernal

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    nothing wrong with comodo... or any other well known software firewall.
    if you're happy with comodo, stay with them.
     
  3. YeOldeStonecat

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    Microsoft ISA.
     
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    InJoy Firewall.

    Most configurable, most secure, even on workstations.

    Regards
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  5. Nebulus

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    You can reduce the number of popups in almost any software firewall by adding rules by hand. For those rules, the firewall will no longer need to ask you what to do.
     
  6. Hermescomputers

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    Comodo is the best right now... just disable Defense + if you don't want any popups... But then again at firewall level as others have said they are all pretty decent...
     
  7. Davidpr

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    Would your recommendations still include a router firewall with a software FW or is this an overkill. I know this question is asked every so ofen but the threats seem to evolve over time.
     
  8. Hermescomputers

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada, eh?
    Actually here is another post about the same questions answered:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1168872&postcount=1878
     
  9. Diver

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    I would start with the router. In fact, a router and any free firewall beats any paid firewall, in the same price range. If you want the ultimate, run something like Smoothwall on an old computer and put some sort of HIPS on your machine to keep track of outbound connects.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Any which one will do.
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  11. wat0114

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    A router is a fabulous investment even for a home computer. IMO it is not overkill to use a software firewall in concert with a router, but then you would have to be willing and ambitious enough to want to control outbound connections for specific applications, otherwise there is no point using a software firewall to control their network access. As a minimum you want inbound security so even Windows fw is fine, but a router is the "Dog's Bollocks" :D

    BTW, what is "best" for some is not necessarily the best for others ;)
     
  12. Dieselman

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    Comodo all the way.
     
  13. jrmhng

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    Depends on what you mean by secure. What do you want your firewall to 'secure' against? Incoming packets? Outgoing packets? Preventing leaks? Content filtering?

    Incoming --> Windows built in firewall. (Although it doesn't block IGMP)
    Outgoing --> Almost all other third party firewalls
    Leaks --> Need a behavior blocker. Comodo 3 has D+. Jetico 1&2, Sunbelt, Zonealarm, Outpost etc all have have behavior blockers
    Content filtering --> look at proxies
     
  14. tepe2

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    What is IGMP? I use windows xp firewall for now, should I worry about this?
     
  15. LoneWolf

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    IGMP.
     
  16. jrmhng

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    There was a recent exploit based on IGMP. I dont' know of any other issues with IGMP.
     
  17. the Tester

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    As long as a firewall passes the stealth test at Shields Up I feel secure.
    Comodo,Online Armor,Zone Alarm are all free programs that have passed for me.
     
  18. truthseeker

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    I only use the Vista Firewall, and it also gives a perfect stealth report at Shields up.
     
  19. jrmhng

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    Exactly, depends on what you are looking for. I've been looking at some of the threads on IPS/IDS signatures. Too bad it is only mostly on enterprise products.
     
  20. The_1337

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    id say comodo because there is a pop up every 5 seconds.:D
     
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    You forgot the bicycle clips. Gravity. The belt won't help.

    :)
     
  24. s4u

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    How about simple common sense?
     
  25. jrmhng

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    Common sense isn't common place.

    I don't think there is much point to this thread unless we know what kind of functionality a user expects from a firewall.
     
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