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Poll: Firewalls (17 member(s) have cast votes)

Best firewall voted by users

  1. Comodo (8 votes [47.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.06%

  2. Jetico (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Outpost (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Sunbelt (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Sygate (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Zone Alarm (5 votes [29.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.41%

  7. Windows built in (1 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  8. Kerio (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Pc Tools (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Other please state (3 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

Best paid for firewall voted by users

  1. Norton (3 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  2. McAffee (3 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  3. Webroot (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Kaspersky (3 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  5. F-secure (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Pc Cillin (1 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  7. Lavasoft (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. NOD32 (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  9. AVG (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  10. Other please state (3 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

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#1 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 07:12 AM

Hi All

Just thought this could be a definitive firewall poll for all those who are wondering what firewall to choose from the masses available.

I just thought that it would be a lot easier to refer people to this thread instead of confusing them by recommending different products.

Please give reasons for your choice.

Edited by nigglesnush85, 11 January 2008 - 07:16 AM.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:36 PM

Actually, it's not quite so easy as that. People's operating systems, RAM size, other software installed on the computer, and other factors will affect how the firewall operates. There were two firewalls that I really liked that just didn't work right on my computer. I really think the best thing is to experiment with various firewalls until you are satisfied with how it works.

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#3 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for the input, and while I agree with what you are saying and to add the fact that there is no one product that can fit all soulutions/needs, I know most people that are new to all this will be bombarded with questions...

Which one is best?
Is it good value?
Has anyone else used it?
and so on

To have a simple poll where people can see clearly what the general verdict is would save hours of filtering through the mainly useless information search engines provide.
Regards,

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:39 PM

For a free firewall Zone Alarm is fantastic.
Its is easy to configure (Im a zobmie and can configure it :flowers: )
And it isnt annoying!

And for a paid firewall I reccomend PC Cilin. Since I have a soft spot for trend micro :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:44 PM

Well I voted Comodo and other (as it was the closest option for second question)as to me it is the best Free and paid as there is no (non-commercial) paid version.
I have only used free firewalls since my first paid subscription to the Panda combo expired. I liked that one very much. Now I only have free applications for almost 5 years.

Edited by boopme, 11 January 2008 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:15 AM

I would say Comodo, very easy to use and very good. I personally use it aswell and really like it.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:31 AM

My honest opinion zone alarm is one of the best free firewalls and it does seem to do the trick for me and doesn't use up many processes and updates regularly but im not sure really about ones you have to pay for as ive pretty much always have used free ones.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:28 AM

I forgot to add my choices :thumbsup: Comodo for free as it is fairly powerfull and easy and mcaffee for paid as it is better than norton .

Edited by nigglesnush85, 23 January 2008 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:12 AM

I have only the built in Windows Firewall but I'm planning to get Comodo after I installed ZA, my system suddenly got the "blue screen of death". :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:10 PM

Well the "blue screen of death" may not have been caused by the firewall. Yes, COMODO is a very good choice for a firewall, I personally use it and it is great and does the job. Just for reference, Windows Firewall only blocks incoming connections and not outgoing whereas a firewall like COMODO does, just like pretty much most other firewalls.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:57 PM

For free firewalls, I'm going to have to put my vote with Comodo, seeing as it's one of the only ones that worked nicely with my 64-bit OS :thumbsup:

I've only had it for a few days, but so far so good.

Edited by Mechanimal, 03 February 2008 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:47 PM

Is there a way to vote? I can't find anything to click :thumbsup:

Free: Kerio 2.1.5
Paid: any Zone Alarm, Comodo is close.

BTW, under paid firewalls is an option for NOD. NOD is antivirus, not a firewall. Eset has a firewall in their new product Eset security.


Edited: I see the way to click - it comes up after a second login.
A poll such as this is difficult. Version numbers matter an awful lot. Often older versions are better than the newest. Also it really depends on the machine, the user, what they do etc.

Edited by tos226, 03 February 2008 - 09:50 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:23 AM

Is there a way to vote? I can't find anything to click :thumbsup:

Free: Kerio 2.1.5
Paid: any Zone Alarm, Comodo is close.

BTW, under paid firewalls is an option for NOD. NOD is antivirus, not a firewall. Eset has a firewall in their new product Eset security.


Edited: I see the way to click - it comes up after a second login.
A poll such as this is difficult. Version numbers matter an awful lot. Often older versions are better than the newest. Also it really depends on the machine, the user, what they do etc.


NOD32 has recently branched out into the firewall market as are some AV companies. It is a good point you make about version numbers, if people were using a version that was not the latest they could mention it in a post.
Regards,

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