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Poll: Which firewall are you using? (109 member(s) have cast votes)

Which firewall are you using?

  1. Sygate (14 votes [12.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.84%

  2. Tiny (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Safe'n'Sec (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. BlackICE (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. ZoneAlarm (34 votes [31.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.19%

  6. Norton Personal Firewall (5 votes [4.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.59%

  7. Outpost (8 votes [7.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.34%

  8. Other (39 votes [35.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.78%

  9. None (9 votes [8.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.26%

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#1 chiaz

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 03:10 AM

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 04:33 AM

Kerio? 2.15..

I won't list my hardware firewall since I'm assuming that the poll is about software firewalls.

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:42 AM

kerio 2.15 version.
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 06:05 PM

Kerio 4.2, but will buy Outpost pro soon :whistle:

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 03:36 AM

Currently using Norton Personal Firewall (as part of Norton Internet Security) but looking to change.

Any recommendations?

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:54 PM

http://www.firewallg...om/software.htm
Currently using Norton Personal Firewall (as part of  Norton Internet Security) but looking to change.

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I was running Norton too (2004), and think you should give Outpost a try :) , it does have the same features, plus extras :eek: , making it more powerful. But of course, there are a lot others available. Lots of reviews here: http://www.firewallg...om/software.htm

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:04 AM

Another Vote for Kerio 2.1.5

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:52 AM

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:32 AM

Hmmm... Kerio seemed to be quite popular too. Continue voting, people.

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:48 AM

Outpost.
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:45 AM

Kerio 2.15

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 04:43 AM

Kerio 2.1.5 is the one for me - why no Kerio button?

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 09:28 AM

I use Look 'n' stop
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 06:08 PM

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:47 PM

Using Windows OneCare's Firewall.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 06:33 PM

Win XP standard firewall

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:26 PM

The standard Windows XP firewall

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 02:33 AM

Zone Alarm 4.5. :alarm:

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 10:18 PM

zonealarm firewall pro. Used to be using Norton Personal Firewall, but later realised that although it is not bad, but it takes up lots of resources. Also, it slows down the startup of the computer. After removing Norton and replacing it with ZoneAlarm, my computer can start up much faster.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:26 PM

none now that ZA Security Suite stuffs up my msn, says i have no contacts. but they can talk to me and if i wanna talk to them i have to add them back... or just import my contacts list again :hmmm: so stopped using that and will wait til that stops stuffing up :S think it was 6.631 or something

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 12:32 PM

McAfee Personal Firewall

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:48 PM

Zone Alarm 5.5
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:29 AM

Depends which box you're talking about.

On my home server, I'm using nothing for a software firewall. I do, however, have a NAT router in place.

On my gaming desktop, I'm using ZoneAlarm 2 point something.

On my Toughbook (network administration laptop), I'm running Kerio 2.1.5. because of its limited resources (Pentium II, 300 MHz, 192MB RAM - and it's running XP better than a P4 3.8 can. Booya).

On my Dell Latitude, I've just got Mac OS X's default firewall on.

I've used KAH, ZoneAlarm, Kerio, and NIS, and out of all of them, I prefer Kerio over the others.
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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:56 PM

Get Kerio while you can, its being discontinued.

I heard Outpost firewall is good, haven't tried.

I have Mcafee on one comp, its good, sygate on another, its okay but sometimes it doesnt let my email page load and sometimes when I post logfiles of HJT it doesnt let them post....so I gotta disable it. Also something very strange about sygate is taht it basically allows ALL outbound traffic and Im not sure how to change that with the free edition...I dont think its such a good one to have...but since I have a hardware firewall router too Its not such a big deal.

Mainly I dont wanna waste my time messing with firewall rules and config. Is Zone Alarm pretty good?

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:26 AM

Call me cheap and unsecured, but all I have between my computer and the rest of the world is my router (with NAT enabled) and the hardware firewall built into it.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:08 AM

Hardware NAT/Firewall router (SMC Barricade, if you're interested). I've left the Windows firewall on because it seems like it'd be silly not to.

I've started building an OpenBSD box with the idea of putting that in transparent mode between my DSL modem and my router, but this'll be the first time I've done anything more complicated than a SQUID server on BSD... that may be a while yet.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 04:05 PM

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:35 PM

I'm not using any :p
SpywareBlaster is almost like the best firewall with it's immunization. No need to open ports for gaming.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:43 AM

I'm not using any :p
SpywareBlaster is almost like the best firewall with it's immunization. No need to open ports for gaming.

NO... SpywareBlaster is not a firewall by any stretch of the imagination and running on the internet today without a firewall is like playing pro football without padding - you are going to get hurt... If your computer is not already infected, it almost certainly will be soon...
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I'm not using any :p
SpywareBlaster is almost like the best firewall with it's immunization. No need to open ports for gaming.

NO... SpywareBlaster is not a firewall by any stretch of the imagination and running on the internet today without a firewall is like playing pro football without padding - you are going to get hurt... If your computer is not already infected, it almost certainly will be soon...



Allows me to second Budfred here, and clarify some things if you're unfamiliar with the concepts -- Spyware Blaster simply blocks certain kinds of programs from running on your computer, and makes certain websites unable to do very much on your computer. Spyware Blaster is quite good for that, and only that. But there are oher dangers than websites and programs that you may unintentionally download.

A firewall blocks completely different kinds of things (such as trojans, worms, and malicious people) from getting to your computer. You see, Microsoft Windows is designed by people who thought for a long time that security is less important than usability. This means that a Windows computer on the internet without a firewal has all kinds of ports open to anyone who knows how to access them. File sharing is a big one, but there are ports for windows management and similar things that were left open as well. This means that if you have not got some kind of firewall running, your computer is wide open for the jerks to access.

Two caveats to this. 1 - if you're running Win98, it is LESS of an issue (but it is still an issue), and 2 - if you're running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, then you have the Windows Firewall built in and turned on by default.

Please look into what version of windows you have. If you've got your Automatic Update enabled, then there is a fair chance you're running with WinXP SP 2 firewall, which is mostly ok, certainly better than nothing.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:36 PM

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:30 PM

f-secure through my isp

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:46 PM

Thank you both! :)

I used Norton last time, but I think it is not really good. I must agree that it is quite secure, but once installed, it will slow down your PC startup A LOT, and take up lots of resources. I recommend ZoneAlarm Pro. It passed all the tests at http://scan.sygatetech.com/ , although I am not really sure whether that site is accurate or not?

Edited by orcaz, 06 December 2005 - 11:48 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:51 PM

none now that ZA Security Suite stuffs up my msn, says i have no contacts. but they can talk to me and if i wanna talk to them i have to add them back... or just import my contacts list again :hmmm: so stopped using that and will wait til that stops stuffing up :S think it was 6.631 or something

I don't really like to use Security suites. I prefer antivirus and firewall separated, instead of working together in a suite. I think your problem may be caused by IM Secure, which is included in ZA Security Suite. When I tried IM Secure, I had lots of problems with MSN after that, like unable to logon...

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:48 AM

At the moment i'm using Sygate, but after reading that it was bought by Symantec i'm now looking to change. So far, from what I read it's very possible that i'll go with Kerio. Before Sygate I had ZoneAlarm but it was bugging my computer so I changed. I'll try Kerio and see what happens.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:51 AM

Can I ask if anyone knows of a trustworthy site where you can download older versions of firewalls such as ZoneAlarm and Kerio? I've got a 300MHz machine and not much hard drive space left and need a suitable firewall. Thanks in advance.

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Check out http://www.oldversion.com and see if it's there. If it's not there, just punch in the product and the version into Google or whatever search engine you use and see what comes up... there's a chance that it's archived someplace on someone's site. Otherwise, just ask around on various message boards and sooner or later you should find at least one person who has a copy of what you're looking for.
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Thanks. I found ZoneAlarm 5.5 at www.pcworld.com

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:06 PM


none now that ZA Security Suite stuffs up my msn, says i have no contacts. but they can talk to me and if i wanna talk to them i have to add them back... or just import my contacts list again :hmmm: so stopped using that and will wait til that stops stuffing up :S think it was 6.631 or something

I don't really like to use Security suites. I prefer antivirus and firewall separated, instead of working together in a suite. I think your problem may be caused by IM Secure, which is included in ZA Security Suite. When I tried IM Secure, I had lots of problems with MSN after that, like unable to logon...


i think i still had the problem with IM Secure disabled... maybe ill just try Pro then download the seperate Anti-Virus?

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 05:40 AM

Trend Micro (Internet Security Suite 2005, a combined firewall, antivirus, sypware, plus more program), which even Hotmail uses to protect its users, Mindblower!

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 03:00 PM

Kerio

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 02:30 AM

IS there any option to edit this poll? I have more to add.

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I'm not using any :p
SpywareBlaster is almost like the best firewall with it's immunization. No need to open ports for gaming.

NO... SpywareBlaster is not a firewall by any stretch of the imagination and running on the internet today without a firewall is like playing pro football without padding - you are going to get hurt... If your computer is not already infected, it almost certainly will be soon...



Allows me to second Budfred here, and clarify some things if you're unfamiliar with the concepts -- Spyware Blaster simply blocks certain kinds of programs from running on your computer, and makes certain websites unable to do very much on your computer. Spyware Blaster is quite good for that, and only that. But there are oher dangers than websites and programs that you may unintentionally download.

A firewall blocks completely different kinds of things (such as trojans, worms, and malicious people) from getting to your computer. You see, Microsoft Windows is designed by people who thought for a long time that security is less important than usability. This means that a Windows computer on the internet without a firewal has all kinds of ports open to anyone who knows how to access them. File sharing is a big one, but there are ports for windows management and similar things that were left open as well. This means that if you have not got some kind of firewall running, your computer is wide open for the jerks to access.

Two caveats to this. 1 - if you're running Win98, it is LESS of an issue (but it is still an issue), and 2 - if you're running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, then you have the Windows Firewall built in and turned on by default.

Please look into what version of windows you have. If you've got your Automatic Update enabled, then there is a fair chance you're running with WinXP SP 2 firewall, which is mostly ok, certainly better than nothing.




Does windows firewall have to be disabled if running another firewall program? and is this firewall good enough in this day n age?

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:29 PM

It is a good idea to disable Windows firewall (or any other firewall) when you run another because the 2 programs can conflict and cause a variety of problems...

and is this firewall good enough in this day n age?

What firewall are you referring to?? If you mean the Windows Firewall, the answer is no... It is not a good choice since it apparently still only blocks incoming attacks...
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