What firewall is best?

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  1. WildChild

    WildChild I'm Still Watching

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    Nortons 2003...2004 sucked bigtime,and a hardware firewall here.
     
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  2. HardwareHeaven

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    2004 was bugged to hell...... good point
     
  3. WildChild

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    Security Test
     
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    shields up and the sygate checker are also good.
     
  5. zerodamage

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    In my professional opinion, http://www.grc.com (shields up) is the absolute best for security checking and information on the web. I use it quite often. Especially the DCOMbobulator program. It helped today, that is for sure.

    As for the Norton 2004, CRAP. I have to find a machine that it will run on properly. Just a buggy pos.
     
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    GRC.com is good yes...I'll agree with that but symantec 's does a pretty good job also.Norton's 2004 security completely shut my system down from the internet ,couldnt get it to run for sh$$,I'll stay with the 2003 version till they fix it.
     
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    Asking Symantec to check Norton is like asking a car dealer about the car he's about to sell you.
    Best thing it might do is to point out a need for an update, and if you run lLive Update frecuently, It's pointless.

    Grc.com is in my opinion the best place, but I wouldn't recomend to test ZAP there because of the same reason said above.
     
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    if you have an older box with two nics in it, check out M0n0wall.com
     
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    dorkz Striving to overcome

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    I notice people saying "norton 2003 sucks big time".

    How?
     
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    is it possible to run this from a windows XP system?

    i have an old p3 550 with 128 Mb ram @100 MHz sitting here but i dont wanna go buy 2 network cards just for a firewall. Also i need a hard drive for it and i have not the slightest idea about linux. Yes there are loadsa resources but 3rd year uni and disertation handin date at 6t of May means not much time.
     
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    Agnitum Outpost Firewall.
     
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    The software fire wall in xp sp2 will be better than most software fire walls.
    Once sp2 rtm is out i'm uninstalling the fire wall in trend internet security and using xp's new one. I also have a router with port stealthing and spi. I think nowdays you need both hardware and software to be safe if it's even possible to be.
     
  15. Dexsal

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    Norton Internet Security â„¢ 2004 Professional. Updates weeky:)

    Reading some of the above threads, it looks like these better;)
     
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    I've used Norton, McAfee Firewall Plus 04, Outpost Pro, Zone Alarm Pro, and Sygate Personal Firewall Pro 5.5-

    By far the best is Sygate. The Intrusion Detection System is awesome, it's a set it and forget it type of thing. The advanced rules do everything else, and are straightforward and complete. The application handling is easy and works flawlessly.

    It's so good I forget it's even there. It doesn't hog bandwidth like most others I've used and it never does anything strange. When I get the chance I'm going to install it on my parents, sister's, and brother's PC too because it's great for people who really don't want to mess around with a bunch of different settings all the time.

    I know this is an old thread, but maybe someone will try this great software if they read this.
     
  17. Dexsal

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    I have many people in my area on cable which effect my bandwidth in which i notice which application hogs my bandwidth more

    (Netgear route pro/safe firewall/prin/server);' i found this to be a big hog, same with McAfee Firewall Plus 04. Zone Alarm Pro & Plus

    Norton Internet Security â„¢ 2004 Professional. was good.

    just dloaded Sygate Personal Firewall Pro 5.5- no problems so far.http://soho.sygate.com/ and wil check out the above firewalls
     
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    been using sygate for ages now, its solid as a rock and its free :)
     
  19. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Does the free version have the intrusion detection system too? I'm using the paid version and it's awesome.


    Anyone who has ever used ZA needs to make sure it's totally uninstalled and out of the registry also--
     
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    now that you mention it I've just noticed it doesn't!!!! ahh well, it does a good job and is rated highly at sheildsup (the reason i chose it originally) Read a bit about intrusion detection though... looks pretty nifty
     

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