Which firewall?

  manfromdelmonte 21:34 03 Dec 05
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I have onetel broadband and have just started to surf the net. I have been advised to installa free firewall. How do I do this and which is recommended?

  VoG II 21:42 03 Dec 05

Zone Alarm click here

  ade.h 21:44 03 Dec 05

Kerio is more configurable. Get it before the end of this month.

  Starfox 21:53 03 Dec 05

Zonealarm

  rdave13 22:58 03 Dec 05

Also try Sygate.

  Belatucadrus 00:18 04 Dec 05

click here for Kerio, soon to be taken over by Sunbelt click here

  Mavericke 08:23 04 Dec 05

Get Zone Alarm Pro...

  johndrew 12:58 04 Dec 05

I downloaded the 30 day trial of Kerio and noted it was obsolescent. It works fine with MS Firewall & Antispyware as well as AVG,Ad-Aware & Spybot.

I was going to buy the full version but feel uncertain as it will no longer be supported this time next year.

Zone Alarm and others either don`t like some of the other utilities (above) or (seem to) use an awful lot of cpu/ram.

Suggestions/advice?

  johndrew 13:04 04 Dec 05

I should have said, I did look at your link but Sunbelt is totally unknown to anyone I have spoken with. Perhaps we need a bit of education if you have any information on them?

  ade.h 15:04 04 Dec 05

You won't really need the full version; the features that will become unusable at the end of your trial period are not very important. The important functions will remain. The lack of support after 12 months is not really an issue for firewalls, so don't worry too much about that. If you would like the nearest equivalent that will continue to be supported, you could try Outpost. click here

  johndrew 14:01 05 Dec 05

Thanks for the tip. My main concern was that of updated protection/features; sometimes these can affect both security and stability. Based on your advice I shall stick with Kerio and not worry about the full version either until Sunbelt are better known to me or progress forces a change.

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