Internet Firewalls - Which Is Best?

  matt45 19:03 31 Dec 2003
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Which Internet Firewall Program is the best? Norton Internet Security or ZoneAlarm Firewall?

  mikef. 19:11 31 Dec 2003

Go for ZoneAlarm there is really nothing in it and ZoneAlarm is free.

  DieSse 20:22 31 Dec 2003

I get on very well with free Sygate Personal Firewall - causes no system problems, unlike many others I've tried.

  spuds 22:42 31 Dec 2003

ZoneAlarm click here or Outpost click here

  G0rdon 18:47 07 Jan 2004

I personally feel zonealarm is the best - it's just so well thought out etc. Go to click here and search for zonealarm, im sure the website is click here - Do **NOT** get 'blackice defender' or 'blackice' - this isn't a firewall as such; as it only blocks traffic you specify, so really it's more of a 'blocker' if you know what i mean.. whereas zonealarm will block all outgoing and incoming traffic and give u a wee pop-up box asking if u want to allow the traffic always (like pop3 email etc) or block it (like an outgoing trojan virus from ur computer) - better safe than sorry... zonealarm is free, there is payable options tho for certain benefits of an upgraded program,

  Mysticnas 18:55 07 Jan 2004

firewall is very good.

my brother uses Zonealarm, it's not a patch on NPF, but then it's free.

  matt45 20:05 07 Jan 2004

OK, I've now got ZoneAlarm Pro. Thanks for all your suggestions.

  Stuartli 09:49 08 Jan 2004

PC Advisor made the point, late last year, in a review of online security, that ZoneAlarm's free version is as good as anything you'll find.

It's also been recommended for years by Steve Gibson, an expert on the subject (click here).

My own firewall? ZA's free version, updated as new versions come out....

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