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    Software based Firewall suggestions ?

    I'm looking for suggestions on software based firewalls, I've been currently using OutPost Pro but after some problems I removed it.

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    I am using Comodo Internet Security (firewall only), which is free and achieves good results in comparison to commercial software:
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    Alright, thank you I'll probably use it.

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    I use Mil Firewall and Lavasoft Personal Firewall. They work fine and have these options I need.

    I do not trust at the free programs and respectively at the free firewalls because often 'free' means 'it does not work properly'.

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    For further discussion regarding the free software, please check this thread - Free software
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    Lavasoft Personal Firewall was given a rating of good, compared to Comodo.

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    I have stopped using third party firewall programs in my network completely. They slow things down and often just state the obvious.

    Instead I use the Vista Firewall, combined with a NAT-router as a first line of defence.

    On business trips I have my laptop running ZoneAlarm, which is painfully slow but works.. Also used Comodo before, which is quite nice as I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shigamoto View Post
    I have stopped using third party firewall programs in my network completely. They slow things down and often just state the obvious.

    Instead I use the Vista Firewall, combined with a NAT-router as a first line of defence.

    On business trips I have my laptop running ZoneAlarm, which is painfully slow but works.. Also used Comodo before, which is quite nice as I recall.
    I also use ZoneAlarm on my third computer and it really works slowly. Try Mil Firewall, it does not decrease the computer and the network speed.

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    Linux IP tables.

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    Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall

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    Oh interesting, I have to take a look and compare with Comodo.


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