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Security Software Armory: => Firewall => Topic started by: Amker on 20. June 2007., 16:42:18

Title: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Amker on 20. June 2007., 16:42:18
 There are two basic software firewalls: rule-based and non-rule-based. Non-rule-based are the easier of the two to install and configure, while rule-based offer the most flexibility.

These so-called "set it and forget it" firewalls, like Zone Alarm, provide very good inbound and outbound packet and application filtering, allowing only the traffic that you want/authorized. The drawback is that, in some cases, it is an all-or-nothing proposition. You either allow an application to access the Internet or your system, or you don't.

Rule-based firewalls, on the other hand, like Kerio or Norton Personal Firewall, offer you the ability to not only control what applications and services are granted access, but through which ports and what direction (in, out or both).

Another consideration is whether you want/need added functions such as ad, cookie, pop-up blocking and privacy measures. Many want a firewall to be just that, a firewall, no more, no less, while others prefer to have a more integrated security solution.

So, after weighing the options against your current needs and skills, you should choose the firewall that works for you. No matter your choice, there are many very skilled SCForum members here to help you ensure that your system is as secure as it can be. All you have to do is ask!
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: madchip on 13. March 2010., 16:44:01
 :) best use for my case , if you have a old pc, use this pc for a firewall and install on hit ipcop => http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ipcop/wiki (http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ipcop/wiki)
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: madchip on 14. March 2010., 12:10:34
 ;D i forgot write ipcop, it's totally free  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Samker on 14. March 2010., 12:40:20
:) best use for my case , if you have a old pc, use this pc for a firewall and install on hit ipcop => http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ipcop/wiki (http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ipcop/wiki)


;D i forgot write ipcop, it's totally free  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Thanks, nice Tip.  :up:

Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: alexrock23 on 26. May 2010., 10:05:59
Really useful information has been post in this thread.There are too many variables to suggest that setting up any (software) firewall (on its own) to give 100% protection is possible, because it isn't. Setting up a firewall to give an 'optimum' level of protection which will adequately protect 95% of us however is easily achievable with a little time and a little knowledge. The knowledge can be obtained via Google, but if you don't have the time (or the inclination) then you must choose a multiple protection product like CIS, OA or PC Tools.....and pray! This is because even though such firewalls offer multiple levels of protection they still "recognize" certain other applications as "trusted" (namely Microsoft) which belong to the very category in which many of the vulnerabilities exist.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: hkw on 21. September 2010., 17:38:44
Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: vaxile on 11. November 2010., 12:09:51
Thanks
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: alfiealvins on 10. December 2010., 00:24:01
Windows Firewall (Vista or Windows 7 only) are sufficient, but Windows XPfirewall monitors incoming traffic  alone.  A firewall must be bi-directional to be effective. So if you use Windows XP, I strongly recommend that third-party firewall instead of Windows XP firewall. I use and recommend Comodo free firewall.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Samker on 10. December 2010., 06:02:59
...

I use and recommend Comodo free firewall.

I agree, Comodo provide quite good protection... more info's about Comodo: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,764.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,764.0.html)

Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: jhonas on 08. January 2011., 07:43:21
Thanks for sharing this great information.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: john5brad on 01. March 2011., 07:02:24
Thanks for the value info.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: thomson5tran on 18. March 2011., 06:19:39
Reading this Topic here you will get all the reviews of the best firewalls. Great! :up:
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: ronyyroyals on 30. April 2011., 22:41:54
 the best firewall program has become slightly outdated, but it still covers the strengths. And firewall has given perfect security to your data and stop unutilised.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Mattlevy on 30. October 2018., 13:53:28
thanks, helpful tips.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Akshay_M on 02. October 2019., 18:57:41
Windows has a built in firewall. Any third party firewall will have to be paid for. You can try COMODO


Regards,
Akshay
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Suko on 03. April 2020., 07:57:23
thanks, helpful tips.
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: Suko on 02. June 2020., 16:31:14
i forgot to write ipcop, it's totally free
Title: Re: The best type of software firewall
Post by: RuskinF on 18. June 2020., 15:41:28
The five types of firewall that I know of are:

1. Packet filtering firewall
2. Circuit-level gateway
3. Stateful inspection firewall
4. Application-level gateway (aka proxy firewall)
5. Next-generation firewall (NGFW)