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Offline Galskygge

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Good Free Firewall?
« on: October 05, 2007, 06:24:17 AM »
Hello,

I currently have Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall and love it. However, it recently (tonight) popped up with a message saying that it was switching to the free version (meaning less protection) because the paid subscription time finally ran out. The subscription price has dropped to a permanent $14.96 (US dollars), but in all honesty I'd like to see if I can find a free firewall that is just as good as Sunbelt, if not better. I read on the forum somewhere that someone said Jetico Personal Firewall v.2 (beta) was rated to be really good. Any idea if Jetico really is good? Does anyone know of any really great free firewalls?

Also, I'm curious of everyone else's opinion(s) on using Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall. Anyone care to comment? I've been using Sunbelt for about two years now, I think, and so far I believe it is working good. Any thoughts on this software, though?

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 07:22:06 AM »
I went back to 2.1.5 and don't regret it a bit, although this http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-9789911-12.html?tag=cnetfd.mt gives good options also.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 07:49:32 AM »
Hi Galskygge you may find some useful general info here:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=30036.0

Some very good info Comodo Personal Firewall:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=29259.msg249145;topicseen#msg249145
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 10:04:20 AM »
Hi Galskygge,

The free version of the Sunbelt firewall has exactly the same protection as the paid version.

You just lose ad blocking and HIPs. If you really miss those features, there are other free products that do the same job.
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 10:34:20 AM »
Galskygge,
If you want another choice for a very good free firewall I suggest you go to this site. http://www.netveda.com/downloads/index.htm  It is a very good product. They have their own customer based forum also, see http://forums.netveda.com//index.php?. Comodo is not the only free firewall that does a good job of protecting your computer.
The latest NetVeda version just recently released is 3.80.0.
For further information about this product please go HERE.
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 06:23:24 PM »
Neal,
The problem I ran into with that firewall is that I can't find any way to
permit port access to selected ports.  ??? ???
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 08:17:48 AM »
bob3160,

I belong to the NetVeda user forum. I asked the question about selected port access. Here is what their Tech support
person replied to me and I quote:

"By default, Safety.Net, locks down all ports.

If you would like to open any port(s), then you need to create a new Service Group. Each service group (Groups --> New Service) can have list of ports (and/or port ranges). Once you have it defined, you may select it under Local Internet Users -> Application Control -> Full Access.

You may also create a rule in Advanced Firewall to have more restricted opening of ports.

Hope this helps"

So, it appears there is a way to do what you wanted. It seems their support does answer users requests/questions.
Neal
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007, 03:08:46 PM »
Thanks Neal. Seems complicated to accomplish a simple task.
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 10:59:52 PM »
Thanks for all of the replies! I might check out NetVeda and see what that firewall is all about. It's really hard to come across a very good firewall...well, one that you want to do everything that "you" want anyway, lol.

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 11:42:20 PM »
Yes it is and then people want it for free ;D
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2007, 09:20:54 PM »
Hi, online armor has released a free firewall/hips program. It currently does NOT work with vista.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=187975
A few screenshots.
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2007, 09:25:39 PM »
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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2007, 10:03:09 PM »
timcan posted about Online Armor's free firewall.
I'm using it also.
It's easy to use and I may not go back to Comodo after my short experience with the OA freebie. ;)

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Re: Good Free Firewall?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2007, 11:01:20 PM »
Neal does it work with Vista as their blurbs fail to mention compatible OS's