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Kerio vs Native xp sp2 firewall.

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Anonymous
January 24, 2005 11:21:46 AM

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I recently upgraded from WIN98SE to Winxp home with sp2. It didn't care
for my firewall (Kerio freebee), so I suspended it. Someone suggested
that the native firewall didn't do a great job of keeping my system
from sending out. Any comment?
January 28, 2005 2:51:42 AM

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That is correct. Give Outpost Free firewall a try. I've tried many and
prefer this one. You can get it at www.agnitum.com


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"zZero" <jsk2@excite.com> wrote in message
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> I recently upgraded from WIN98SE to Winxp home with sp2. It didn't care
> for my firewall (Kerio freebee), so I suspended it. Someone suggested
> that the native firewall didn't do a great job of keeping my system
> from sending out. Any comment?
>
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 3:59:11 PM

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The biggest complaint about the XP SP2 firewall is the adequacy of its coverage.
Unlike software firewalls that have been around for a while (Zone Alarm and
Symantec/Norton to name two), the SP2 firewall does nothing to monitor for rogue
programs that attempt to connect to the internet from inside your computer. I
have been the free Zone Alarm almost since it was released. There is also Zone
Alarm Pro with heightened firewall coverage for a price.

The second biggest issue has to do with Microsoft's long checkered history in
producing insecure and unreliable operating systems. Do you trust Microsoft
with the security of your computer? Answer: Not if I can help it... Ben Myers

On 24 Jan 2005 08:21:46 -0800, "zZero" <jsk2@excite.com> wrote:

>I recently upgraded from WIN98SE to Winxp home with sp2. It didn't care
>for my firewall (Kerio freebee), so I suspended it. Someone suggested
>that the native firewall didn't do a great job of keeping my system
>from sending out. Any comment?
>
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