Firewalls

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Which to use?

Windows!
16
76%
Zonealarm!
5
24%
 
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BigT
 
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Postby BigT » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:05 pm

Currently I have nothing but praise for the Watchguard Firebox Soho 6

I've also used IPCop and Smoothwall on old PCs with a couple of NICs and they're great.

But if you have to go for a Windows based software firewall then it has to be Agnitum Outpost Pro
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Postby Aspect » Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:58 pm

I wouldnt trust windows for shit.
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Postby [pmig]dave » Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:25 pm

Im using Norton Internet Security 2003.

The subscription ends in a month though.

When it did this to another of my computers it totally buggered it.

Anyone know how much it is to renew subscription?
Dont think you get updates unless you do
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Postby Guest » Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:10 pm

Just format and reinstall Norton and you get another year.

Or buy the new version. These are the best options.

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Postby Achtung Englander » Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:14 am

dunno why everyone raves about Sygate. I uninstalled Zonealarm for Sygate and the bastard kept on crashing my PC. To me it looked better than ZA but its performance was shite

I went back to trusty ZoneAlarm.

I noticed that Sygate is endorsed by Nortel Networks. Well I wouldn't trust those fuckers to endorse anything.................I work for them :lol:
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Postby [pmig]dave » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:55 am

CountZer0 wrote:Just format and reinstall Norton and you get another year.

Or buy the new version. These are the best options.


I will probably just buy it then, cant be bothered with a reformat. It would take ages to put all my stuff back on.

Any idea how much a renewal is?
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Postby Bev » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:57 am

Kerio here. Used to use Zonealarm but it's shit.
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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:49 am

[pmig]dave wrote:
CountZer0 wrote:Just format and reinstall Norton and you get another year.

Or buy the new version. These are the best options.


I will probably just buy it then, cant be bothered with a reformat. It would take ages to put all my stuff back on.

Any idea how much a renewal is?


I beleive a renewal is almost the same as buying the new version. A little less maybe but for the extra features you might as well buy the new version.

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Postby Trowa » Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:37 pm

Do the format and reinstall, you still get updates. Im still using Norton System Works 2003 :D

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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:46 pm

I'm using Systemworks 2004 (which required activation) and I still reinstalled it after a format and got another year. I will probably get the new version anyway simply because of features.

With regard to firewalls though get a hardware firewall.

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Postby Nethlyn » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:58 am

Practically an anniversary bump, but now that my network is 100% after I discovered it was the new version of free ZA blocking my router's interface, I've got Outpost Pro on here for a month's trial.

I remembered there's Norton IS 2004 on the driver CD of my A64 mobo and the question is whether to pay for Outpost and put IS 2004 on my the machine that's sharing the net connection (that's if it's not too old to start using by now), otherwise any other firewall suggestions would be great.

On Kerio they're doing a special offer until the end of March at the Sunbelt software site which is the full version of Kerio Personal firewall for

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Postby Bev » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:34 am

I haven't bothered with a software firewall since getting a home network.
I've enough trouble getting the router to open ports without having to grapple with something else as well.
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