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RIP: Kerio Personal Firewall

Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:09 pm

Kerio, a popular desktop firewall software recommended by lots of TR people, is being pulled because of too much competition from all the other the bloatware. :evil:

Another good product going down. A sad day indeed. :(:-?
 
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:20 pm

That sucks, it was/is a decent product. Now the others will either start charging for it or going the same route i suppose. Free lunches are starting to fade away.
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:33 pm

May be that's why Microsoft needs to get into the AV game just like the guy in the article said to compete? Or else they will pull ICF? :P
 
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:07 pm

im pretty sure I read that Symantec bought out Sygate personal firewall too, whether that will spell RIP for that product too im not sure... id hope that sygate doesnt become infected with the norton bloat

so what does that leave us for decent non bollocks firewall solutions?
 
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:26 pm

Trends Micros internet Secuirty.

AV, Firewall, spam, and spyware tool. Small fast, and cheap.

Yes it is not free, but they keep everything updated so well and frequently I don't mind.

Lightyears better the Norton. I want to see Symantec DIE! :evil:
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:29 pm

I used to use KPF heavily as well. I actually preferred it's predecessor, the free version of Tiny Personal Firewall, more but KPF wasn't too bad a replacement.

Right now I use the SP2 firewall combined with a broadband router. I don't do anything exotic and this fits my needs for now.
 
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:59 pm

WTF? SPF was bought by Symantec?

Hot damn, that leaves, what, ZoneAlarm? No way is that touching my system. I'll stick with Avast's "Network Shield" (blocks blatant attacks, but it's not a true firewall - someone tried to blast me, and it caught it...) and (if it's an XP box - this isn't) SP2's firewall.
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:17 pm

How about making a real hardware firewall solution? It's a great way to use those old rigs that are just collecting dust. Just get some flavor of BSD or Linux and config it for Firewall usage and you're set.
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Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:48 pm

Krogoth: I'm using a D-Link DI-604 sitting between my cable modem and my laptop.

It's not that. It's the WiFi network at my college. SPF has caught I don't know HOW many attempts to break in from other laptops there.

I can't fit a hardware firewall in my WiFi card, and I don't want to carry two laptops just for a firewall.
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Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:37 am

Kerio has been getting progressively worse since v2 anyway. Too much bloat, and the interface in the later versions was particularly unintuitive.

I'm currently using nvidia hardware firewall on my A64 box - not that it hasn't got issues itself, but at least it seems to be working nicely with my suite of programs at the moment.
 
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Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:07 am

Krogoth255 wrote:
How about making a real hardware firewall solution? It's a great way to use those old rigs that are just collecting dust. Just get some flavor of BSD or Linux and config it for Firewall usage and you're set.


Smoothwall does just that.
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Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:10 am

fc34 wrote:
Krogoth255 wrote:
How about making a real hardware firewall solution? It's a great way to use those old rigs that are just collecting dust. Just get some flavor of BSD or Linux and config it for Firewall usage and you're set.


Smoothwall does just that.
As does a whole pile of other options.
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