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fannymites

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Kerio or Sygate?
« on: July 16, 2004, 03:13:18 AM »
Hi, I'm looking to switch firewalls and I'm just looking for simple one word answers to my question.
I've used Zone Alarm Free and Pro and both caused me problems and I'm using Outpost Free at the moment which I like but I've always found it a little quirky and unpredictable.
I'm trying to decide between these two and I want one to play nice with avas!
So, Kerio or Sygate? (free versions)

shgoh

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2004, 03:17:29 AM »
my personal preference is sygate :)

techie101

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2004, 03:20:30 AM »
fanny,  

I use Sygate on my Win XP and ME.  On my Win 98, I have Zone Alarm.
Sygate was not stable on the W98 machine for some reason.  ZA worked best.

Avast works with most firewalls that I have used so you have a wide choice:
Sygate
Kerio
Outpost

There are others, but these are the most common.

I find that Kerio is a bit confusing in ithe "permission" requests.
Sygate is pretty straight forward right out of the box.

good luck
« Last Edit: July 16, 2004, 03:21:22 AM by Techie101 »

Staind

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2004, 04:54:41 AM »
Isn't Kerio designed for more advanced users? I would recommend trying out both and picking one. Since you can only decide which you like best.

Ylap

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2004, 07:30:24 AM »
I don't know why don't You like Zone Alarm as I'm using ZAPro version and it works perfectly with my avast! Home Ed on Win98 SE. I don't have any problems. But if you want to use Kerio or Sygate I recommend you Seagate, as kerio is sometimes complicated to use espesially on security setting inside computer. Sygate is better choise for you. Good luck and be secure!

lee16

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2004, 11:32:40 AM »
Zone Alarm free/pro/suite all work fine on Win98 (SE) and seems to be fine on Win ME, but 2000 and Xp seem to have problems with it, but i am using Sygate at the moment on my Win98SE and it seems fine.

I have never used Ouypost so i don't no about that.

I tryed Kerio before (i think it was beta version) and it blocked everything from the start bar to my Documents, i couldn't even access my  drive though My computer, and get this, it did some alert haker thing when i tryed to restart my comp, i had to start my computer in safe mode and manuly remove it.

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2004, 02:17:28 PM »
Isn't Kerio designed for more advanced users? I would recommend trying out both and picking one. Since you can only decide which you like best.

Staind is fully correct (as usual  ;D)
ZA is working perfectly on my XP Pro SP1+
But if you need to change, I'll suggest (by order):
Sygate, Outpost, Kerio 2.5, Kerio version 4 (not stable for me).
The best things in life are free.

lee16

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2004, 02:20:20 PM »
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Sygate, Outpost, Kerio 2.5, Kerio version 4 (not stable for me).

What exsacly do you mean by unstable Technical?

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rloschmann

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2004, 02:34:20 PM »
I tried outpost free 1.0 then outpost pro 2.1. Outpost free 1.0 worked really fine but the pro version was very unstable (internet connections blocked, program crash, doesn't remember trusted applications...). Finally i switched to Kerio 4 and all is fine since then. Outpost free 1.0 is a good choice for beginners. Kerio is more for advanced users.

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2004, 03:09:57 PM »
What exsacly do you mean by unstable Technical?

It becomes a bloatware...
Firewall, spam catch, pop up killer, cleaning options... and so on.
Version 2.15 is quite good, for advanced users, stable, unique.

If you configure bad a firewall, it's better do not have any... You will only have a sensation of protection and not a protection at all. Kerio is for advanced users. ZA and Sygate do the same protection for us.
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KezzerDrix

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2004, 07:25:53 PM »
SYGATE

great user interface, great firewall

neal62

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2004, 03:00:24 AM »
I prefer Sygate Personal Firewall. Outpost would now be my second choice.

chester_ting

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Re:Kerio or Sygate?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2004, 08:52:20 AM »
I am currently using Kerio Personal Firewall 4.1.0 beta 4 and i would recommend it

I think its fine and i'll stick with it for now. Sygate is good though