[Dshield] Windoze Questions...

warpmedia warpmedia at comcast.net
Fri Feb 13 17:28:26 GMT 2004


Since no one has mentioned it, I will ask: What about the FW product from 
Kerio know as Kerio Personal Firewall v2 or v4?

I've used 2, then 4 for about 2 months and like it a lot more than ZA but 
don't know if it's really better or not.


At 11:45 AM 2/12/2004, Doug White wrote:

>:   6) Finally, windows firewalls... Is Zone Alarm still considered the 
>best for
>Windows? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the firewall built into
>Win/XP?
>
>I strongly recommend ZoneAlarm Pro (The paid for version) as among its meany
>features it will block both incoming and outgoing, whereas the XP firewall 
>(Same
>for Win2003, will only block incoming (generally speaking)  No one really can
>tell what protection y9ou have with the XP firewall, and little information is
>given.
>
>ZA also have web content filtering, mail filtering (renames executables so 
>they
>will not auto-execute) and more.
>
>If you run Snort and ZA on the same Windows box, ZoneAlarm will block much 
>stuff
>before it gets to Snort, and as a result Snort will not ever see all of the
>stuff.  I used Snort on both platforms for awhile, but have now disabled it,
>because it seems to be just too processor intensive.
>

Joshua MacCraw
warpmedia at comcast.net
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