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As title, I'm in need of some software firewall recommendations for Windows 2003 std.

I'm looking to spend less than £100 ($180).


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All of the following may not be any longer free, but you can check:


Filseclab Personal Firewall 2.5

Filseclab Personal Firewall is a personal firewall that allows you to control which programs can access the Internet and at what times. It offers an automated rules wizard that will prompt you for action whenever an incoming or outgoing connection is detected, that does not match any of the existing rule sets. You can then choose to grant or deny access, and automatically create a rule for it. The firewall also allows you to create rules manually and supports rules for applications, intranet, network type and time. In addition to connection filtering, the program also offers browser independent web site access filtering, that allows you to block specified sites or limit access to a list of sites. Additional features include control of ICMP packets, traffic graph display, three security levels and more. The interface is a little small (and a little confusing), but overall, Filseclab Personal Firewall offers some good features.


License: Freeware
Price: Free  
Windows: 98/ME/NT/2000/XP

Overview

Kernel-level and high-level double packet filtering engine, it protects your computer from attacks from the Internet, and from Trojan horse etc.
Control accessing websites.
Protecting local shared resources.
Controlling ICMP packets.
Writing log file.
Features

Packets traffic oscillograph.
Interactive mode automatically make ACL (Access Control Lists).


http://www.mywebattack.com/gnomeapp.php?id=108165

http://www.filseclab.com/eng/products/firewall.htm








4-30-2001

Smart Computing.com latest issue did a review of both "Zone Alarm" and "A Tiny Personal Firewall" both free downloads for personal use and gave a thumbs up to both.

Free Zone Alarm

 http://www.uant.net/firewall/zonealarmguide.html

http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp




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[langalist] LangaList Standard Edition 2002-02-11  
Date: 2/10/2002 9:11:26 PM Pacific Standard Time

Speaking Of ZoneAlarm...

A beta of a new version is in the works (see item #3), but for current
versions, check this out:

     Hi Fred. Thought I would let you know of a cool utility if you
     don't already know some of your readers might want to try it
     is called VisualZone for ZoneAlarm, on the web site it say's
     it is a report analyzer that is easier to read than ZoneAlarm,
     can also perform backtrace and automate backtrace, and submit
     intrusion reports to DShield for analysis. VisualZone can be
     found at

      http://www.visualizesoftware.com/




 Subj: [langalist] LangaList Standard Edition 2001-06-21
Date: 6/20/2001 11:07:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From:    fred@langa.com (Fred Langa)

New Firewall Contender?

Writing from Switzerland, reader "Bodo" says:

hi fred, I'm a longtime reader of your langalist (and now also
langalistplus). I want to lead you to a new and imho very
powerful firewall called "Outpost". Its a piece of software
designed by "agnitum" at

      http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/

   and direct download

       http://members.nbci.com/bojammer/files/outpost.exe


It's still in Beta-Status and free. One special point: the
support of the outpost developers is (for me a big surprise!)
very good. They give direct advices and help on their own (
http://www.agnitum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=31 )
and on some other security-related bulletin-boards and try to
help everybody who asks by mail...

Outpost is very user-friendly, either if you are novice or
advanced user of security-systems.

The homepage of Outpost is now still in Russian, but I think
Outpost is such a feature-rich and well done firewall-system
that I have to announce it to you. Give it a try. It's worth.
And the best its free!

Thanks, Bodo. It is beta--- unfinished software--- and the home page is
indeed a little daunting if you can't read Russian <g>; but the software
installation and BBS/support forum is in English. The BBS also is
starting to garner praise from (so far mostly) European users. I hope to
test drive Outpost soon!


[Lockergnome Windows Digest] Top 50 Windows Productivity Tips  
Date: 4/6/2002 6:11:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: subscriptions@lockergnome.com

Outpost Firewall v1.0.1511 [2.4M] W9x/2k/XP FREE

http://www.agnitum.com/download/OutpostInstall.exe

http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/


"Agnitum Outpost is the first personal firewall that supports
plug-ins. Sample plug-ins are included to show how this
revolutionary technology can easily be employed for such tasks as
Intrusion Detection, Advertisement Blocking, Content Filtering, E-







Free Personal Firewall Software

http://www.thefreecountry.com/security/firewalls.shtml


Personal Firewalls

Message #: 290511From: J RAMSent: 8/25/2003 6:19 PM
A.      Clifford...Take your pick.. they are free,all are good at what they do..

http://www.webattack.com/freeware/security/fwfirewall.shtml

OR

Snap Files  Personal Firewalls

http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security/fwfirewall.html




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I would check out Zonealarm by Zonelabs.  

If using for personal use, try the free uncluttered version:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_za.jsp


The PRO version is $39.95 w/1year updates:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_zap.jsp?lid=zasskulist_pronav


Security Suite is $59.95 w/1year updates:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/application?namespace=zls_catalog&origin=global.jsp&event=link1.skuList&&zl_catalog_view_id=201

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by:CasparUK
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Thanks for the list but can't see that any actually run on the stated Windows 2003 server std?


I'm looking for a windows 2003 server software firewall?
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by:lrmoore
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Read my first post and check out the link. It's already there! It's built right in!
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How secure is it tho...i've heard reports that the built-in one is worthless and a kid of 12 could circumvent it? :S
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Sorry - didn't see the 2003- so it's server.  The built in firewall is the only option for <$180,
if you can't live with the lax security - or suspect that some gaping hole might be waiting to
be found in Microsoft's built in fireall - then your cost requirements will have to be adjusted.

This option might work:
Zonlabs Integrity around $75 per client
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/corpsales/intOverview.jsp

If you have > 5 clients, you might as well buy a hardware firewall like a Cisco PIX 501 - 10 user (around $425) or 50 user (around $650)

Also worth mentioning, yet much more pricey - Symantec Enterprise Firewall:
http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/products/products.cfm?ProductID=47&EID=0
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