Re: Time to ditch Sygate firewall?
From: louise (nospam_at_nospam.com)
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:58:58 GMT
In article <ajkOe.23988$Hx4.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Margaret Wilson wrote:
> > Interesting choice in AV software. I chose NOD32 as well! I've
> > been very pleased with it. Much better than NAV in my opinion. I
> > did the firewall eval thing quite a while ago, and my choice is
> > Black ICE. I know some people say it's not a "real" firewall
> > because it doesn't scan outgoing traffic. Well, if those people
> > actually read the manual, they'd know there's a switch you can use
> > in firewall.ini to have it scan outgoing traffic.
> If you can edit a text file to turn it on, malware can edit the text
> file to turn it off. (Never used BlackIce for this reason.)
> > Personally, I prefer to start with a known-clean system and then
> > simply scan incoming traffic. My network sits behind a NAT
> > firewall, however, so that provides some additional protection
> > (again, not against outgoing traffic). Anyway, before I found
> > BlackICE, my fav was Tiny Firewall, which I believe became Kerio,
> > which I understand is now no longer being updated IIRC.....
> Kerio is alive and well. And a very good firewall. Free for home use.
> Yes, it monitors both inbound and outbound traffic.
I just looked at the Kerio site and at the comparison chart between
the paid and free version.
I note that the free version does not offer script blocking along
with some other things I'm not knowledgeable enough to asses.
I'm running Nod32 for my AV and I have a Linksys NAT router. Win
XP Pro with MS firewall turned off.
Is script blocking necessary?