View Full Version : Best firewall for personal use?

10 October 2004, 09:30 AM
Hi there

been looking for a software firewall recently. Having used zonealarm previously Im not gonna use that one again :)

Recently I found a firewall called outpost

is anyone using that one? If so is it any good?

Also I used to have kerio personal firewall, and it was very good, but recently it seems to have gone bloated as well.

If anyone knows if any other good firewalls let me know. I would like something with similar functionality to kerio, which is as soon as an application tries to connect it gives a warning and allows me to serup a rule for that app.

10 October 2004, 05:24 PM
A linksys gatway router.... Hardware firewalls are better than software, always..

10 October 2004, 05:30 PM
I have outpost firewall and really like it. The only problem is that my license was only for a year. Which I didnt realize it at the time. I thought that was kind of shotty, but oh well. I also run a hardware firewall out of my router.


10 October 2004, 10:34 PM
Black Ice ( isn't too shabby.

10 October 2004, 05:51 AM
ZoneAlarm ( ( is very good. ZoneLabs was aquired by Check Point ( (, the folks who do great VPN software and really know about security.

11 November 2004, 03:00 AM
I use Sygate. Its pretty good, I really haven't had any problems with it.

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