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What do you know about Sygate firewall?


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#1 acklan

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 09:53 AM

I have been looking into the Sygate Personal Firewall Free Edition. Does anyone have personal experince with the program? Is it stable? Is it effective?
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 10:58 AM

I have no personal experience with Sygate Personal Firewall even if it is supposed to be the best firewall out there, but I read a while ago that Symantec bought Sygate, so I wouldn't expect it to be around as a free version long, nor remain a good firewall.
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 10:58 AM

I have been using Sygate for several years, and have found it to be very stable; with many good features, such as logs, backtrace and who-is functionality, it certainly serves the purpose. An added benefit is the ability to manage permissions by application, which saves time when beginning to use it.
According to Shield's Up! when I last tested the firewall, all ports it scanned registered as "stealth mode." Just one thing to note is that Sygate is being purchased, so the status of the free edition may be in question sometime in the future; however, since firewalls do not require constant updating, I do not see this as a significant problem to using it.
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 11:03 AM

Here is the press release.
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 11:12 AM

only been using sygate for a few months but so far so good. i cant compare to others though as i havent used anything else, except the one that comes with xp. seems easy enough to understand to and thats a plus to me.

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:40 PM

Been using sygate for awhile with no problems did try zone alarm once but went back tosygate....... :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:31 PM

I've been using Sygate for at least a year. I prefer it over Zone Alarm which has given me problems in the past. I have had no issues with the Sygate Personal Edition - ever.
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Posted 04 October 2005 - 08:25 PM

Thanks to one and all. You have given me what I need. I burned a couple of copies for future use, just in case Symantec turns it into a pig. I had bad experinces with Symantec's Norton products.
I did use ZA when I was using win98 but it was more trouble than it was worth(In my option). I have not tried it with W2k or XP Pro, which I am running now.


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