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                               RE: Personal Firewalls


From: Craig Searle (
Date: 04/09/03

From: "Craig Searle" <>
To: "'Sridhar J'" <>, <security−>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 09:53:46 +1000

I have used all three in the past and found Sygate PRO to be the best by far
(I haven't tried the free version, but I have been told it is quite good

The logging features will also help you to better understand what is going
on while you are "connected".

Having said that, ZoneAlarm is also very good− a close second to Sygate.

Best of luck,

Craig Searle
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                             SecurityFocus BASICS: RE: Personal Firewalls

From: Sridhar J []
Sent: Wednesday, 9 April 2003 05:27 AM
To: security−
Subject: Personal Firewalls


I have a PIII 550 m/c running Win98. I need a personal firewall for it. I am
looking at Zone Alarm, Sygate and Tiny Personal Firewall as my options.

My intention is not only to protect my systems, but also to learn something
about logs and analysing them. In light of this, which do you think would be

No, I don't have a *nix system and don't intend to use it now.

Sridhar J
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