Personal Firewall
Date: 09/27/05

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    Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:54:53 -0500
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    After talking to support (and in some cases attempting to talk to
    support and failing) and finding out more about the features, I'm going
    to try the demo of f-secure. I'll let you know how it goes, I may or
    may not get it in the end, (I'll let the list know) but this has been a
    worthwhile discussion. Thanks for all the input.

    Lance Druger
    (925) 674-7314

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Flory Jeffrey D Ctr 59 MDSS/MSISI
    Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:45 AM
    Subject: RE:

    Have you tried the one that comes with XP. If not it works, but for a
    network wide firewall you might want to try sidewinder, this firewall

    -----Original Message-----
    From: []
    Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 5:51 PM
    Subject: RE:

    Most of these will work on both XP and 2003. I've heard bad things

    Most of the firewall review sites are just plain bad. One knocked
    for lacking functions they have. Most of these test sites don't do any
    exhaustive tests. They do a simple port test and base the review on
    "Features" it's a firewall, if I wanted a virus scanner I'd buy one, if
    wanted anti-spyware I'd download it.

    I want a real firewall that's been hardened and tested with actual
    features like an IDS/IPS.

    Lance Druger
    (925) 674-7314

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bhowmik Shah []
    Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 3:36 PM
    Subject: RE: Software Firewalls

    Could somebody suggest a few Windows 2003 firewalls as well.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: []
    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
    but it was purchased by Norton and has been discontinued.

    - Zonalarm - 6.0 is unstable and lacks an IPS and the OS firewall slows
    PC down, and creates shutdown delays of over 2 minutes on a virgin
    of Windows

    - 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)
    the following features:

    Windows XP Compatible
    IPS - unattended active shunning of users that attempt hacking activity
    not slow traffic significantly Bi-directional 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
    type attacks

    Small memory footprint
    Clean uninstall

    Any recommendations or experience with the Norton product would be

    Lance Druger

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