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Old 12-12-2005, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For several years I have been using Sygate Firewall with which I have been delighted.

However I understand that Sygate has been absobed by Symantec.

Can anyone advise me about a suitable alternative - the Symantec one comes with a/v package which I already have in Norton System Works 2006?
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well Symantec has Norton Internet Securties which has the AV, Firewall, and Anti Spam. It doesnt have all the features of Systemworks but it does have the essientials. I personally use Zone Alarm Pro which is the firewall, anti spyware, and email scanning. For an AV i use NOD32.

You are correct Sygate was taken over by Symantec and they decided to axe all Sygate products and stick with thier own.
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windows xp built-in firewall works pretty good.

zone alarm makes a great firewall as well (hint: download it)
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Thanks to both of you. Symantec site says they will support
Sygate for 6 months, but I cannot find anything on their site to confirm.

I have no wish to have Norton package (apparently they don't do a stand alone Firewall?) as, as I indicated, I already have Norton a/v in NSW2006 premier and there may be a conflict anyway.

The SP2 firewall is not adequate, I have had a bit of fun penetrating it with not to much difficulty.

Tried ZoneAlarm but had conflict problems with the anti-spyware
part. It is far from being intuitive as the Sygate version and, for example, does not disable automatically the SP2 firewall.

Is there a site which compares stand alone firewalls?
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Well Norton does have just a Firewall if that is what you are looking for. Click me! <~~that will take to the Symantec site.

As for a site that compares them. I have found nothing recent. Most of the sites i found that compare firewalls are form 2000. A couple from 2002. Nothing more recent.
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Thanks to both of you. Symantec site says they will support
Sygate for 6 months, but I cannot find anything on their site to confirm.

I have no wish to have Norton package (apparently they don't do a stand alone Firewall?) as, as I indicated, I already have Norton a/v in NSW2006 premier and there may be a conflict anyway.

The SP2 firewall is not adequate, I have had a bit of fun penetrating it with not to much difficulty.

Tried ZoneAlarm but had conflict problems with the anti-spyware
part. It is far from being intuitive as the Sygate version and, for example, does not disable automatically the SP2 firewall.

Is there a site which compares stand alone firewalls?
How did you penetrate it?
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zone alarm has a built-in antispyware and antivirus scanner, and it works very well
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Software Firewalls are weak. Routers are best... Routers + Software Firewall + Good AV + Firefox + 3-4 Anti Spyware programs PWN all.

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Old 01-04-2006, 10:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Does anybody know how efficient the Lavasoft Firewall is, please?
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vcom and nvida make nice ones
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