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  1. #1
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    Best firewall?

    Firewalls...

    ZoneAlarm is good, Tiny is good. But, I'm sold on Sygate; application based plus rules, with built in packet sniffer and best logs I've seen, Pro or free: [url]http://www.sygate.com/swat/default.htm[/url]

    Beta: [url]http://www.sygate.com/swat/beta/default.htm[/url]

    The Unofficial Sygate Firewall Website: [url]http://homepage.ntlworld.com/susan.todd*/index.htm[/url]

    Ho! Ho! Ho!
    Blacksheep

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    Looks very impressive, Blacksheep.
    So I went and got the beta
    (shiver me timbers!)

    Will let you know how it goes.
    Openly covert.

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    Sygate

    Howdy Nulland Void:

    "Looks very impressive, Blacksheep.
    So I went and got the beta
    (shiver me timbers!)

    Will let you know how it goes."

    Please do! I'm running free Sygate Personal Firewall 4.2.872 (did not uninstall ZA Pro) and don't have time for another beta right now.

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Have you been good little boys and girls?
    Blacksheep

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    BEST FIREWALL?

    HI,

    I Really dunno how u can say * is a best firewall.Fire walls r best when they r customised and bulid accordingly and explicitly for the network after having a perfect understanding of the network ur dealing with.

    Merry X-mas all.
    Data

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    Best firewall?

    Hi Data,

    I didn't say Sygate PF was the best firewall, that was a question. But it's very customizable with application and advanced rules. Near as I can figger the only thing not customizable is the SPF Intrusion Detection System (I.D.S.).

    Nulland Void,

    What do you think of SPF Pro beta???

    SPF free is stopping stuff for me ZA never did. First thing I did was restrict ports for Eudora phoning home to adserver. Eudora phone home can be blocked with ZA Pro by blocking adserver IP.

    Merry Christmas to all!

    P.S. Eudora Light (reduced features, not ad sponsored) still tries to phone home stuff like your IP, "face time", etc., e.g. SPF Traffic Log:
    *76* *2/26/200* 08:*5:42 Blocked TCP Outgoing adserver.eudora.com 208.*84.225.7 80 xxx.xxx.86.*5* ***4 C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe * *2/26/200* 08:*5:45 *2/26/200* 08:*5:45 GUI%GUICONFIG#SRULE@APPCONFIG-BLOCK#C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe
    Last edited by Blacksheep; 12-26-2001 at 09:30 AM.
    Blacksheep

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    Hey Blacksheep,

    It's very impressive.

    I wouldn't go so far as saying that it's better than Tiny
    insofar as giving "better" protection, but it does have some really nice bells and whistles.

    I love the back***** feature and that spiffy sniffer.

    I haven't had time to explore it all yet.
    The Pro beta is a freakin' *0 day thing, so that kinda pissed me off.

    But for the time being, I would vote for Sygate.

    I think both Tiny and Sygate blow ZA away, and DATA is right.
    It's "how" you use them for "what" you use them.

    Will look into it further and keep posting.
    Openly covert.

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    Sygate Pro PF beta

    Survived Christmas, installed SPF Pro beta.

    Hay Nulland Void:

    "It's very impressive."

    Agreed.

    "I wouldn't go so far as saying that it's better than Tiny
    insofar as giving "better" protection,"

    Dunno yet. Investigating SPF Pro beta claim for terminate process protection from bad asses like BioNet [url]http://www.nsclean.com/psc-bionet.html[/url] I queried ZA about the terminate process vulnerability and got a smoke screen answer.

    "but it does have some really nice bells and whistles."

    Agreed.

    "I love the back***** feature and that spiffy sniffer."

    Agreed. Strange no mention is made of these traceroute, whois, packet sniffer features.

    "I haven't had time to explore it all yet."

    Me neither.

    "The Pro beta is a freakin' *0 day thing, so that kinda pissed me off."

    Many software companies screw beta testers, many expert, by no pay, not even free license for many hours of work making their product better.

    "But for the time being, I would vote for Sygate."

    Agreed.

    "I think both Tiny and Sygate blow ZA away,"

    Agreed. But believe ZA is more user friendly out of the box for firewall newbies.

    "and DATA is right. It's "how" you use them for "what" you use them."

    Agreed. Hi DATA

    "Will look into it further and keep posting."

    Ditto.
    Blacksheep

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    Well, for my two cents worth, I have ZA Pro and BlackIce.
    These two together seem to do the job. However, I could be wrong, as I don't understand everything. Trying though.

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    Cool

    I have to say, I love Tiny!!! It has searved me we through many years of attacks. I have just combined Zone Alarm it is sooooooooooooo cool!!!

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    alternate firewall

    i am using za firewall and would like to install an alternate firewall for better protection, is it ok to have 2 firewalls such as tiny and za or tiny and sygate firewall installed and running at the same time? will they conflict or i should stick to one firewall running each time? some advice would be much appreciated!

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    Firewall conflicts

    IMO it's not a good idea to run 2 firewalls at same time.

    Tiny & ZA , SPF & ZA - both combinations conflicted in my system. In fact couldn't have both installed in my sys at same time.

    Here's an excellent firewall that many consider the best:

    [url]http://www.looknstop.com/En/index2.htm[/url]
    Blacksheep

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    curios Guest
    BlackSheep - ty for responding and valuable info.

    Can i use look n stop together with za then?
    im seriously considering getting rid of za for another firewall like tiny, it gives me random blue screens and illegal messages since i had it.

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    double firewall

    You can sucessfully run both ZA and Black ice in concert on win*8 and winME.. though I have no idea what OS you are using.

    I have done this by installing ZA pro first (completely) and then shutting it down completely.. and then installing black ice. On the reboot both worked fine and I have done this more than once.( reformats)

    Having two firewalls is kind of redundant..ZA Pro seems to be the favourite and I recommend it too. It must be good because hackers hate it like hell.

    instead of another firewall you might try a program called JAMMER, it keeps ***** of registry changes and thereby catches trogens etc.

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    BTW

    Having blue screens doesn't necessarily mean ZA is the problem. A clean reformat and load of all programs before pl***ing into the net solves allot of mysterious kernal problems. .. and running WINDOCTOR and SCANDISK and DEFRAG can solve allot of glitches as well.

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    curious Guest
    im using win*5 will that work with blackice and za pro?

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