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Security Software Armory: => Firewall => Topic started by: Samker on 18. May 2007., 21:32:23

Title: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Samker on 18. May 2007., 21:32:23
Dear SCF Members,

in this Topic I would like to open discussion about The Best FireWall Solutions.


Right now I'm using McAfee Desktop FireWall 8.5 (old, but very good version :thumbsup: ).
Before McAfee FW I was use ZonaAlarm FW which is also excellent (probably The Best one) but because incompatibility with my AntiVirus (McAfee ViruScan Enterprise 8.5) I was uninstall them.  :(  

More about ZonaAlarm: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,26.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,26.0.html)


Now, please share with other SCF Members yours experiences, recommendations...?!

Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: goldengoose on 15. November 2007., 11:06:42
I was a long time user of Zone Alarm Security Suite, but could not find a suitable Vista copy.  I recently purchased a license for Bit Defender Internet Security Suite 2008 and find it very good, and not too much of a resource hog.  There is little if any drag created on start up, and it seems to work quite similar to ZA inasmuch as pop ups about setting new rules.  I am satisfied as at this point in time.
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Ravi Gupta on 02. January 2008., 10:56:21
Instead of relying on individual experiences alone, lets see the hard facts. And the facts say that the best free firewall is Online Armor while the best paid firewall is Outpost.
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: haz on 05. March 2009., 15:59:38
I'm currently Using Kaspersky Internet security, when the licence expires, I will switch back to Avira free antivirus and COMODO Firewall, I think COMODO and Zone Alarm are very close, but I feel COMODO is lighter.
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Samker on 05. March 2009., 16:28:51

I wasn't yet try KIS 2009 & Kaspersky Firewall?

How much resource (CPU) it use?

By the way, recently I was uninstall ZA because incompatibility with McAfee VSE.

Now I'm sticked with some old version of McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5...  :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: jake2pointzero on 05. March 2009., 20:21:25
I use the Vipre Firewall as my Firewall, back then i use ZA but it slows down my system. Up to now i'm still looking for a better firewall. any suggestions.
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: cyberick on 06. March 2009., 07:21:46
I would recommend McAfee Firewall. It has the ability to block specific ports.
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Samker on 06. March 2009., 16:09:22
I use the Vipre Firewall as my Firewall, back then i use ZA but it slows down my system. Up to now i'm still looking for a better firewall. any suggestions.

I would recommend McAfee Firewall. It has the ability to block specific ports.


I will also suggest McAfee, but Members also often talk about Comodo?

So think about this two solution.





 
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: haz on 06. March 2009., 16:26:22

I wasn't yet try KIS 2009 & Kaspersky Firewall?

How much resource (CPU) it use?

By the way, recently I was uninstall ZA because incompatibility with McAfee VSE.

Now I'm sticked with some old version of McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5...  :thumbsup:


Did you try the COMODO ? You'll see it doesn't differ that much function wise from the ZA.

About the KIS2009; in normal conditions ( Not performing on-demand scan ) the CPU usage in task manager reported 0 mostly, the memory meter reported about 20 MB, I did a Full scan then the meters started jumping ! anyway; it showed a maximum of 95% CPU ( the average was about 20% ) and a maximum of about 150MB of memory on task manager ( average about 50 MB ), of course these aren't accurate numbers, just approximations a made after running the full scan for about 5 minutes.. ! :) if you have a specific reliable way to test it please tell me.
But in general I don't sense any annoying delay in the operation of my PC ( I have a 3GHz AMD 6000+ CPU with 2GB 400MHz RAM ).
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Samker on 06. March 2009., 18:01:45
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Did you try the COMODO ?

I think that I was try some version before few years, if I find some good reason I'll install them again.  ;)

Thank you for very good recension of KIS 2009.  :thumbsup:

We don't have any tool for this kind of testing but your PC is very strong and he "push up" Kaspersky very easy. Probably some "weak" PC will have big problems with them?

Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: haz on 06. March 2009., 18:08:47
OK, after the scan is complete now, the CPU MAX reached 100% with average of about 50%, Memory Reached 300MB with average of 150MB, again, not so accurate numbers..

Quote
We don't have any tool for this kind of testing but your PC is very strong and he "push up" Kaspersky very easy. Probably some "weak" PC will have big problems with them?
Thanks for the info, I guess weaker PCs will certainly have some issues, anyway, Kaspersky was a good choice even when using my older 1.8GHz 256MB PC, back then; the ZA & COMODO was my real problem !  ;D
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Samker on 06. March 2009., 18:19:50
Quote
the ZA & COMODO was my real problem !

I know that you plan to back to Avira, really don't know what to suggest. ZA is terrible combination with McAfee...  :thumbsdown:

Probably it's best to after Avira installation test few days ZA and after reinstallation test Comodo for same period.

For me, try is best type of testing.  ;)

Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Payam20 on 06. March 2009., 20:05:01
Nod32 Smart Security V4 ;-)
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: zaccqu on 07. March 2009., 15:39:47
I use the xp but I would change, it is better to mcafee or comodo?
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: mashed on 08. March 2009., 20:05:54
i've been using outpost firewall pro for a few years now, it does the job well.
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Samker on 08. March 2009., 22:43:34
I use the xp but I would change, it is better to mcafee or comodo?

My favorite is Mcafee,but as you see Mashed is very satisfied with OutPost Firewall so this is one more possible solution.

Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: bodarc on 09. March 2009., 15:46:40
Here's another vote for NOD 32 AV Suite which includes Firewall.  Works great for gaming as it doesn't crash the first run of new games (multiplayer accessing the Interent).
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: bdarshan on 09. March 2009., 19:01:01
i recommend Kaspersky Firewall it good
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: duomaxwell22 on 10. March 2009., 00:52:19
i recommend windows defender
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: GoshaTM on 10. March 2009., 05:40:05
OutPost Firewall super O0!
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: Samker on 10. March 2009., 07:28:35
i recommend windows defender

Windows Defender don't have firewall?

Or this is something new?

Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: deadeye on 11. March 2009., 23:48:39
Although Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite has failed me I do still use and recommend Zone Alarm Firewall, it is free, lightwieght, and secure.  I use it along with Mcafee vscan 8.5i without any problems.

V/r

deadeye
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: kike73 on 13. March 2009., 12:45:31
I use firewall of Windows XP, I am very contented with his operation, I fodder that stops a workstation is very good, also I have proven the one of eset, and fodder that works very well is but complete, I believe that for the use of the majority of people the one of xp is sufficient
Title: Re: Recommend Firewall to SCForum Visitors
Post by: kike73 on 13. March 2009., 13:03:55
It is very important to form well the firewall of our routers and the Nat of ports, alone to open the necessary ports
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Patrick78 on 23. March 2009., 20:48:22
i recommend mcafee personal firewall, comodo firewall
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: namboodiri on 26. March 2009., 10:01:51
ZoneAlarm is the best
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: kacongjkt on 06. April 2009., 03:12:48
i recomend mcafee firewall too
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: kayjho on 08. April 2009., 09:12:26
I would recommend McAfee Firewall. It has the ability to block specific ports.

   
that is correct :)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: smith2100 on 18. April 2009., 16:24:40
i dont know
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: demons75 on 24. April 2009., 10:40:40
I consider as the best firewall Zone Alarm only it and I use, well it is final with anti-virus.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: delta_777 on 27. April 2009., 10:52:10
I'm currently using Mcafee dektop firewall 8.0 with VSE 8.5i.

Although I've not seen any conflicts, does anyone have any info about problmes between the two ??
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Samker on 28. April 2009., 06:18:24
I'm currently using Mcafee dektop firewall 8.0 with VSE 8.5i.

Although I've not seen any conflicts, does anyone have any info about problmes between the two ??

I also use same combination and till now also no problem at all.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: F3RL on 28. April 2009., 11:14:37
I am also using it too!

 - McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8
 - McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Module 8.5i
 - McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5

I also have not seen any conflicts yet just like Samker

but I feel VSE8.5i is slowing my computer down. Anyway, good combination for me ;D
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: zocker on 01. May 2009., 22:31:44
I use McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5. It's a few years old now but very good. I don't know if it runs on Vista32, but i think not. On Vista 64 it definetly does't run. For those who use Vista can recommend the free Comodo Firewall witch even runs on Vista64 and that for free!
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Kdebian on 02. May 2009., 12:38:18
I'm using Win XP-Firewall with McAfee 8.5i + Antispyware Enterprise. Everything works fine till now but i'm planing to try comodo
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: nelodm06 on 05. May 2009., 03:59:29
Hi

On my end, I use Windows XP built in Firewall, in line with it, I have also use windows defender installed for spyware. Up to now I didn't have any problem with my machine. Also defender auto updates itself once their is a new update.

I had bad experience with Kaspersky and AVG.

thnx
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: hamid.sensini on 05. May 2009., 07:56:39
I use McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.5. It's a few years old now but very good. I don't know if it runs on Vista32, but i think not. On Vista 64 it definetly does't run. For those who use Vista can recommend the free Comodo Firewall witch even runs on Vista64 and that for free!
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: stations on 16. May 2009., 07:32:54
i'm using eset smart security
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: cerbero85 on 26. May 2009., 10:24:30
I'm using Sygate personal firewall pro, is old but work well... and I have not seen any conflicts with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i...
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: kasy on 03. June 2009., 16:55:20
hh

actually  am using a kaspersky anti virus + firewall

in firewall switch thats the best thing 
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: davep on 13. June 2009., 16:59:55
I use McAfee firewall, never had an issue.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: TaZyX on 10. July 2009., 18:50:35
McAfee is the best
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Gizew on 10. July 2009., 23:57:15
Zone Alarm is best.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: aguunk on 14. July 2009., 05:20:25
I use McAfee firewall, never had an issue.
I have use it
but when I uninstall mcafee, then I can reinstall it anymore
Zone Alarm is best.
I agree with you
it blocks pop ads and many more
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: lancelotacme on 14. July 2009., 12:02:33
I would recommend McAfee Firewall. It has the ability to block specific ports. Simple and userfriendly..
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: GoshaTM on 29. July 2009., 10:46:02
McAfee forever
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Darksat on 31. July 2009., 13:54:46
Sygate in my opinion.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: danbsfc on 03. August 2009., 16:09:54
sygate personal firewall is my no1 choice. Very lightweight, works with every anti virus program. Can be a bit intrusive but it is worth it
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: devilishere on 03. September 2009., 14:04:55
zonealarm is the best firewall without doubt. Second i think so comes Outpost...Top reviewers rate ZA as no.1 in all the test. But they say free option Comodo firewall is also good
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: niz180sx on 30. September 2009., 13:54:41

Been using Sygate for a very long time... Hasn't let me down...

Getting a bit aged, but as mentioned by somebody else. It's not bloated and runs well with all my other programs.

Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: kingprawn on 30. September 2009., 16:06:23
Outpost Firewall Pro (by Agnitum) is a pretty solid firewall.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: zouldiers on 06. October 2009., 14:22:10
I think it still depend on the system
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: dave on 09. October 2009., 10:01:51
the best is pctools firewall
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: oniasiu on 30. October 2009., 16:09:30
I'm currently just using my windows defender, but Zone Alarm was good before i had multiple conflicts with AVG and mcafee. i also use a hardware firewall in my router.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: xloquerox on 07. November 2009., 15:32:28
I USE ZONE ALARM
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: vtestv on 18. November 2009., 15:21:00
The best is  : several

For instance protect your windows 7 gaming pc with one of the firewall apps mentioned in other posts and secondly setup an old pc with two nics to act as a router with Linux and firewall Shorewall installed and place this pc in front of your game rig. Install webmin for easy web configuration and set inbound and outbound rules. Third your internet gateway will have a packet filter as well.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: stimpy on 19. November 2009., 01:20:51
what are the pros/cons of a software firewall vs a hardware firewall?
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: hazedaze on 31. December 2009., 10:34:37
I still use v8.5 Desktop Firewall and it has defended me well so far!!!
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: laurent on 14. March 2010., 18:34:49
i really like sunbelt personal firewall.it's very straightforward and simple to deploy.i had been using ZA in the past only because newer builds tend to be a memory hog and contain buggy code:o(
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: zocker on 19. March 2010., 01:07:29
For XP-Systems I can recommend McAfee Firewall Corp. 8.5.
For Vista and Win 7 I can recommend Outpost Firewall Pro.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: net on 19. March 2010., 06:38:51
what should i do if my windows firewall automatic update never works
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: cbdenver on 20. March 2010., 03:41:15
I used Zone alarm, but was cumbersome to configure and blocked normal internet access frequently.  Try Comodo firewall, its free and works well I think!
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: jackbency on 27. March 2010., 04:14:37
I use firewall because personal firewall software is to prevent identity theft and the lengthy process of restoring your credit. Your financial data and password lists may all be stored inside your computer. Even a novice hacker with the right tools could easily get into your system to copy these without detection.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: janissary on 12. May 2010., 13:21:22
COMODO is light and powerful.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Delsol on 09. June 2010., 23:23:17
A combination of Spybot Teatimer and Zonealarm freeware on top of CA AV Enterprise\Sygate FW at work fended off a major virus I downloaded straight off the internet - kudo to Spybot and ZA!!
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: testuser on 05. August 2010., 06:10:36
Does anyone have a detailed list of the McAfee Firewall features with screen shots of the rules you can create etc...? 
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: adimarten23 on 11. August 2010., 05:58:30
I would say  that Traditional firewalls focus on blocking simple threats and intrusions. Business grade Firewalls have added Unified Threat Management ) services such as anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, content filtering and even some anti-spam services to enhance to threat protection.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: scott0720 on 19. August 2010., 13:39:39
I have used Symantec, McAfee, and Kaspersky.  Lately I have tended to lean more towards McAfee as it is fairly lightweight when not active and has good alerting.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: hkw on 21. September 2010., 17:44:37
Many reckon Zone Alarm and Comodo Firewall are the best firewall. But which one is the best in overall performance and does security work well?
 
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Samker on 21. September 2010., 19:12:25
Many reckon Zone Alarm and Comodo Firewall are the best firewall. But which one is the best in overall performance and does security work well?
 

In my opinion ZA is better...

Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: luzimenfis on 17. October 2010., 13:15:23
i think widows firewall is enough for normal users
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: bimen on 18. October 2010., 09:20:16
goood
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: kinter on 22. October 2010., 11:00:06
as for me usually I use "ProteMac NetMine" as a firewall...
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: humbox on 27. October 2010., 17:43:00
i allso think likel uzimenfis
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: vaxile on 11. November 2010., 11:58:44
Me too
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: alfiealvins on 10. December 2010., 00:20:06
Avira is the best firewall.Although there are many firewell softwares but Avira has good attack detection capability.One of the major features of Avira Premium Security Suite is a powerful firewall. This inclusion is valuable works as a two-way component monitors all incoming and outgoing activity through a wired or wireless. The firewall protects against hackers and treacherous strong enough to cripple your computer. Avira's firewall is very easy to use and comes with adjustable tray for easy customization.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: anemoneangela on 21. December 2010., 22:06:47
F-Secure Internet Security 2011 provides maintenance-free, easy to use solutions for computer security and protection against viruses you need to ensure safe and easy online surfing.
* Allow to remain free from spam email.
* Protect your computer from viruses, worms, rootkits and zero-day attacks.

Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Payam20 on 07. January 2011., 21:27:03
McAfee firewall is hard to use !
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: jhonas on 08. January 2011., 07:35:12
I will go with comodo firewall. It is the great firewall.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: jheysen on 12. February 2011., 01:11:53
Well, from my experience, it goes..
Advenced Users with knoledge and server: McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention
Average Home User: Windows Advenced firewall (the one from WinServer2003 and ahead)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: ronyyroyals on 30. April 2011., 22:57:53
The Windows systems has provide the best Firewall is under,
1) ESET Smart Security (Shareware)
2) ZoneAlarm Free Firewall (Freeware)
3) Comodo Firewall Pro (Freeware)
4) ZoneAlarm Free Firewall (Freeware)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: MissHow on 05. July 2011., 09:10:04
as for me usually I use ...... as a firewall...
I checked this program, it is a kind of Mac spy software.
How do you use it as firewall.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Duar97 on 20. July 2011., 11:01:02
please can you tell me where can i find the mcafee firewall? standalone... my av is mcafee virusscan enterprise 8.5i. i know it will be discontinued but can tell about the firewall?
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Samker on 20. July 2011., 15:58:11
please can you tell me where can i find the mcafee firewall? standalone... my av is mcafee virusscan enterprise 8.5i. i know it will be discontinued but can tell about the firewall?


Hi Duar,

McAfee firewall version 8.5 isn't supported since 2003.: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol-archive.aspx (http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol-archive.aspx)

Now it has been integrated into McAfee Host IPS.


If you're looking for some FREE and good solution, check these two FWs:

- Comodo FREE Firewall: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,764.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,764.0.html)

- ZoneAlarm FREE Firewall: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,26.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,26.0.html)




Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: jheysen on 20. July 2011., 23:57:31
There's also a new Firewall-Only HIPS 8.0, I don't know much details though.
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Duar97 on 22. July 2011., 09:12:36
thx, everyone
regards Duar97
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: amko_sa on 28. July 2011., 19:24:56
I am use now Zone alarm Free and It is one of the best firewalls for me. :police:
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Susantorres on 08. September 2011., 16:00:15
The three best free firewalls for Windows are

- Comodo Internet Security

- PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition

- ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

These are highly recommended. :)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Fintech on 09. September 2011., 19:28:16
I think McAfee Desktop FireWall 8.5 is one off best Firewall ever!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Samker on 09. September 2011., 20:16:42
I think McAfee Desktop FireWall 8.5 is one off best Firewall ever!  :thumbsup:

I agree with you pal... I still use them. ;)

Can you imagine that McAfee stop support for last version in 2003.: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol-archive.aspx (http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol-archive.aspx)

However, I'll probably use them on my Destop's XP till 2014.  O0


 


Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Fintech on 09. September 2011., 20:25:12
Thanx from your information  :)  I think that all haven't even known from the whole matter!
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: mikey on 21. February 2012., 18:28:47
I posted this elsewhere just a few days ago. I hope no one will mind if I just do a paste;

Quote
free 'Online Armor'

I find it harder to recommend products today than how it used to be. With so many sec tools available now (mostly scams), it is harder to pick and choose. Also, when recommending products, the user abilities must be a consideration.

I can't recommend the tools I use as an end point solution because they are designed for admin and not the casual user...like the Snort IDS(host based). This leaves me a little bit out of touch with common use.

However, I've been doing some recent informal testing of some of the more respected tools in the HIPS category. Of the products examined so far, I find OnlineArmor to be the most user friendly and with equal or better HIPS protection. It also has a strong user base and plenty of help and refs.

HIPS filtering/firewalling is essential today. Remember; " If it can't initiate, it can't infect."

BTW OnlineArmor also has what I consider a prerequisite for any HIPS tool, a 'learning mode'.

I think that's about 2c worth. 
Title: Re: The Best FireWall - "Online Armor"
Post by: Samker on 22. February 2012., 10:57:12
Thanks Mike. :thumbsup:

"Because of" your recommendation, I'll add (sticked) "Online Armor Free" Topic to SCforum's Firewall area (with Comodo & ZoneAlarm). ;)




I posted this elsewhere just a few days ago. I hope no one will mind if I just do a paste;

Quote
free 'Online Armor'

I find it harder to recommend products today than how it used to be. With so many sec tools available now (mostly scams), it is harder to pick and choose. Also, when recommending products, the user abilities must be a consideration.

I can't recommend the tools I use as an end point solution because they are designed for admin and not the casual user...like the Snort IDS(host based). This leaves me a little bit out of touch with common use.

However, I've been doing some recent informal testing of some of the more respected tools in the HIPS category. Of the products examined so far, I find OnlineArmor to be the most user friendly and with equal or better HIPS protection. It also has a strong user base and plenty of help and refs.

HIPS filtering/firewalling is essential today. Remember; " If it can't initiate, it can't infect."

BTW OnlineArmor also has what I consider a prerequisite for any HIPS tool, a 'learning mode'.

I think that's about 2c worth.  
Title: Re: The Best FireWall - "Online Armor"
Post by: Samker on 22. February 2012., 11:30:15

Here it's, "Online Armor FREE Firewall (download)": http://scforum.info/index.php/board,13.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/board,13.0.html)


Thanks Mike. :thumbsup:

"Because of" your recommendation, I'll add (sticked) "Online Armor Free" Topic to SCforum's Firewall area (with Comodo & ZoneAlarm). ;)




I posted this elsewhere just a few days ago. I hope no one will mind if I just do a paste;

Quote
free 'Online Armor'

I find it harder to recommend products today than how it used to be. With so many sec tools available now (mostly scams), it is harder to pick and choose. Also, when recommending products, the user abilities must be a consideration.

I can't recommend the tools I use as an end point solution because they are designed for admin and not the casual user...like the Snort IDS(host based). This leaves me a little bit out of touch with common use.

However, I've been doing some recent informal testing of some of the more respected tools in the HIPS category. Of the products examined so far, I find OnlineArmor to be the most user friendly and with equal or better HIPS protection. It also has a strong user base and plenty of help and refs.

HIPS filtering/firewalling is essential today. Remember; " If it can't initiate, it can't infect."

BTW OnlineArmor also has what I consider a prerequisite for any HIPS tool, a 'learning mode'.

I think that's about 2c worth.  
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: devnullius on 24. April 2012., 15:53:05
to end all discussions (which I didn't read, for I don't like Firewall :>)... Proactive Security Challenge 64 awards http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge-64/results.php (http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge-64/results.php))

Link by "Fubar" on http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sterjo-portable-firewall28/ (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sterjo-portable-firewall28/) .

Only TWO products get a recommended - ALL others FAIL (miserably). Can you guess which two?

This is especially worrisome when you look closely at the players that fail. All big names. Avast. Kaspersky. Norton. G-Data. McAfee. Rising. The list goes on :(

Online Armor was not mentioned in this test.

Detailed reports are downloadable as pdf. Reading the details might even change my mind about firewalls... They do seem to be a very good add-on for virusprotection. The nasties not catched by the regular antivirus engine, might be catched by the firewall. I would not have expected this. But us Fubar points out righteously, the best firewall solutions come with 100 a 150MB of binary code... It must do something ;p

Time to take a critical look at the "pinned" solutions with scforum? ; )

Enjoy!

Devvie


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Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: mikey on 26. April 2012., 01:20:37
I don't think I would have rated Comodo that high. I also don't put much faith in comparitive testing;
Thoughts on Anti-Malware Product Comparison Testing (http://forums.voiceofthepublic.com/smf2/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=1)

I haven't looked at Comodo since Oct 2010. I found it's HIPS features to be quite good. However, it employs a common signature scanner that brought many F/Ps and faulty removal routines.

As always, I recommend that users seek trained pro help when cleaning up any unwanted wares. Faulty removal and removal of false targets can literally trash the sys.

You might find this interesting. :) After whitelisting/ignoring all the F/Ps in Comodo, I still had an interesting scan result; http://forums.voiceofthepublic.com/smf2/index.php?topic=148.0 (http://forums.voiceofthepublic.com/smf2/index.php?topic=148.0)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Pez on 26. April 2012., 09:28:41
The best Firewall at the market is:

1. Cut the powercord,
2. disassemble the battery,
3. cut the internet cable,
4. unplug the GSM, 3G, 4G (or what ever) modem and router from the internet that you have connection to, disassemble also all hard drives.
5. Go to your local (Swiss or other land with high bank security outside US and EU) Bank and lock in everything in you rented Banksafe.

This is not 100% prof but it is currently one of the safest Firewall on the market. ;)

Important to know you compromise's the system again if you or someone else open the Banksafe or move it to a other country or a other regime.

Note also my signature below ;) :
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: devnullius on 26. April 2012., 15:24:45
The best Firewall at the market is:

1. Cut the powercord,
2. disassemble the battery,
3. cut the internet cable,
4. unplug the GSM, 3G, 4G (or what ever) modem and router from the internet that you have connection to, disassemble also all hard drives.
5. Go to your local (Swiss or other land with high bank security outside US and EU) Bank and lock in everything in you rented Banksafe.

This is not 100% prof but it is currently one of the safest Firewall on the market. ;)

Important to know you compromise's the system again if you or someone else open the Banksafe or move it to a other country or a other regime.

Note also my signature below ;) :

You left out one important step: shoot every homing pigeon flying over ;p

And your signature... Is this a rude sex metaphore? Not amused!

;))

Peace!

devnullus
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Pez on 27. April 2012., 09:28:27


And your signature... Is this a rude sex metaphore? Not amused!

;))

Peace!

devnullus

??? I don't understand your reference to a rude sex metaphor ???

My signature is:
"Their is two easy way to configure a system!
Every thing open and every thing closed.
Every thing else is more or less complex."

Do you see any thing else ???
Can't see anything related to sex in that one. If you do you probably have some kind of virus! ;)

I have used this comment about systems security since I read the Orange book of security to understand the "C2" security in the end 1980:Th.

Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computer_System_Evaluation_Criteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computer_System_Evaluation_Criteria)

Rainbow Series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Series)

Orange book: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/secpubs/rainbow/std001.txt (http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/secpubs/rainbow/std001.txt)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: devnullius on 29. April 2012., 09:57:36
The Orange Book... Last time I heard that one mentioned was in the movie Hackers (with the young and looooovely Angelina Jolie).

Gotta see that one soon again : )

And yes: the sex remark was very obvious, to me. You are a bad man, Samker ;p

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Raman11 on 24. October 2013., 11:04:43
My Firewall Security is McAfee and I am using it from last 2 years and working very nicely for me...
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: herwin94 on 03. December 2016., 05:01:09
maybe i can say COMODO is the best.. but it depends for every people
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Jarom on 08. January 2017., 22:49:23
Hi!

I recommend SpyShelter Firewall  :)
Title: Re: The Best FireWall?!
Post by: Samker on 10. January 2017., 18:46:28
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I recommend SpyShelter Firewall  :)

Hmmm... it look quite good: http://scforum.info/index.php?topic=12698.0

Thanks for recommendation. :thumbsup: