RE: Personal Firewalls

From: Rory (nazgul@csn.ul.ie)
Date: 04/09/03

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    Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 17:25:18 +0100 (IST)
    From: Rory <nazgul@csn.ul.ie>
    To: Craig Searle <craig.searle@sift.com.au>
    
    

    Mmmmmmm i'm curious i'm use zone alarm on a computer at home and am quite
    happy with it. I ws just wondering what caused you to pick Sygate over
    zone alarm. I'm quite happy with zone alarm but if there is something that
    is better I wouldn't mind knowing why.

    On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Craig Searle wrote:

    > I have used all three in the past and found Sygate PRO to be the best by far
    > (I haven't tried the free version, but I have been told it is quite good
    > too).
    >
    > The logging features will also help you to better understand what is going
    > on while you are "connected".
    >
    > Having said that, ZoneAlarm is also very good- a close second to Sygate.
    >
    > Best of luck,
    >
    > Craig Searle
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Sridhar J [mailto:sridhar.jayaraman@wipro.com]
    > Sent: Wednesday, 9 April 2003 05:27 AM
    > To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    > Subject: Personal Firewalls
    >
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > I have a PIII 550 m/c running Win98. I need a personal firewall for it. I am
    > looking at Zone Alarm, Sygate and Tiny Personal Firewall as my options.
    >
    > My intention is not only to protect my systems, but also to learn something
    > about logs and analysing them. In light of this, which do you think would be
    > ideal?
    >
    > No, I don't have a *nix system and don't intend to use it now.
    >
    >
    > ----------
    > Regards
    > Sridhar J
    > ----------
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