RE: Software Firewalls
From: Gary K. Fulford (gfulford_at_theemmanuelgroup.com)
To: "'Bhowmik Shah'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 13:25:15 -0400
If I may, as a partner with most major virus and protection companies; I
have found that F-Secure offer a very functional and robust firewall. Of
course, if you looking for a real robust software program then I would say
that Norton is the one. However, functionality is not very good.
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From: Bhowmik Shah [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:36 PM
Subject: RE: Software Firewalls
Could somebody suggest a few Windows 2003 firewalls as well.
From: Lance.Druger@wellsfargo.com [mailto:Lance.Druger@wellsfargo.com]
Sent: Friday, 23 September 2005 5:35 AM
Subject: Software Firewalls
I'm personally (not the company I work for) looking for a new software
firewall. I was using Sygate as it has an active IPS and excellent logging,
but it was purchased by Norton and has been discontinued.
- Zonalarm - 6.0 is unstable and lacks an IPS and the OS firewall slows the
PC down, and creates shutdown delays of over 2 minutes on a virgin install
- Norton tends to litter the registry, but feature wise may be the best
- Kerio has ceased development
I have a NAT router, but really need a software firewall (paid is fine) with
the following features:
Windows XP Compatible
IPS - unattended active shunning of users that attempt hacking activity
Does not slow traffic significantly
Actively being improved/updated
Advanced rule creation
A decent (but not completely intuitive) interface
Program access control (preferably w/ MD5 hash)
A minimal IDS (logging suspicious activity)
Resistant to various "leak test" type attacks
Small memory footprint
Any recommendations or experience with the Norton product would be greatly
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