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avast! Firewall?
« on: April 05, 2003, 11:25:25 AM »
How about avast! Firewall? :D
Your anti-virus software is so good that I am sure you could even compete with Norton Internet Security package! :)

Imagine avast! Internet Security Home and Professional! :D 8)

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2003, 05:27:13 PM »
I had the same idea...

But I hope for two different products, because it's better than an all in one product.

What about a spybot?  ;D  :-\

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2003, 12:07:06 AM »
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How about avast! Firewall?

Hmm, while it would be undoubtly nice, this is what I think: making a quality product requires certain level of experience and expertise. Unfortunately, we don't have much experience in this field, and the firewall industry is (although related) somewhat different from AV...

That said, we're currently in the process of researching what possibilities exist in the area of partnership with real firewall vendors... :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2003, 06:26:09 AM »
And I think that's the right way....BYE!

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2003, 11:08:44 AM »
Cool.  8)
So you're planning to cooperate with a firewall software company? I only hope this firewall is quality product just like avast! 4 is.

At the moment I am using Sygate Firewall, it seems to be the best fw out there right now. I wish I could afford the Pro version...  :-\

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2003, 04:16:50 PM »
Hi,
I am using another Czech product...Kerio Personal Firewall! It's ok for me...

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2003, 04:34:45 PM »
For Logd -- please note that the old 'Tiny Software' is now 'Kerio Technologies', and their Kerio Personal Firewall is pretty good, indeed. See www.kerio.com (this is my reaction to our discussion here http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=195;start=0).

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2003, 07:08:41 PM »
Kerio, Tiny, whatever. :) It is pretty good. But Sygate has some features I prefer to have.
For example I simply love to see incoming and outgoing traffic meters Sygate offers in it's main window.

And Kerio interface is too complex, Sygate has much better interface.

It's the small things that makes the difference after all. ;)

Just keep doing excellent work with avast!. :)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2003, 07:14:34 PM by Logd »

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2003, 12:29:54 AM »
Two other great Firewalls are the well known Zone Alarm and Agnitum Outpost Firewall.  Both are free.  I use Agnitum Outpost Firewall, most haven't heard of it, but I think it is a good one and passes the Shields Up!! test.

Shields Up tests the security of your pc's connection to the web.  https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

 8)

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2003, 06:28:42 AM »
Shields UP! and Sygate Security checks have little use for me because they can't even find my puter.  ;D One of the few positive sides in having an ISP NAT...
« Last Edit: April 08, 2003, 06:29:26 AM by Logd »

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Re:avast! Firewall?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2003, 07:47:03 PM »
Hi,

another good test is at http://www.pcflank.com/

Kerio Personal Firewall is ok in PcFlank test and in Shields Up!

Bye. :)