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Need A Firewall That Will Limit Users Rights


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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 01:43 PM

Is there a firewall that I can install on someones computer so that when the user is logged on as a non admin (with restricted rights), can't disable or over ride the firewall's abilities?

I like to install ZoneAlarm on peoples computers, but I don't know if I can restrict their access to it. Of course, I'd use another (free) firewall program if I can set it so that you need admin rights to make changes to it or even if you had to enter a password to make changes to it.

What I'm trying to do here is to install a program that the users (except admin) can't over ride.

Any and all help is appreciated :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 03:49 PM

Hi stevealmighty

Maybe that help's? Post #6 :thumbsup:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic68028.html#



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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:11 PM

Certainly helps DASOS! Does this make it so that a user can't disable it unless they know the password?
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

Acording to this:


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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:33 AM

Stelios, can you confirm that password protection is functional in the free version of Sygate?

I've looked around on the other major free firewall sites that I know of and that feature is only available in the paid version if at all. The following firewalls offer password lock, but not in the free version:

Zone Alarm
Kerio
Outpost


Those, along with Sygate, offer free versions of their product that are basically a trial. Once the trial period is up, features like password lock are disabled. For example, Kerio is fully functional for 30 days, then some features are disabled.

I'm not sure if Sygate is an exception or not when it comes to the password feature. Unfortunately I've had to uninstall it, tho it was my favorite firewall, because of conflicts with AVG Antispy and Kaspersky AV. Since it was bought out by Symantec and no longer supported, I can no longer recommend it.

I'm using Comodo for now, which is pretty nice. But it needs work--there are issues with how it deals with an AV email checker--is freeware only and doesn't offer password lock at all as far as I can find.

I suggest, if this is for people you are helping out, have them pay for the Kerio or Outpost or other commercial firewall if the password lock is a must have.

Just a suggestion. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 01:23 PM

Thanks Papakid!

I don’t use sygate any more I’ve use it for 2 months but never use the password lock feature!
I also use Comodo now.

Usasma use sygate many years, he can tell us more abut it.



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