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Boost your PC security against keyloggers and block Internet access to various apps, with the help of this powerful two-way firewall utility.
SpyShelter Firewall bundles anti-logger security tools and a powerful, two-way firewall within a single and intuitive interface. Its main purpose is to protect your computer against malicious attacks and data theft attempts.
The application integrates a rich set of modules that work together to add an extra security layer to your system, preventing the logging of keystrokes, Clipboard entries, webcam and screen activity, as well as sound recording attempts.
Made from a well-organized window split into multiple panes, SpyShelter displays the protection status and lets you manage the rules for each installed application that requires an Internet connection.
It's possible to create lists with third-party programs to block, as well as to set writing restrictions for any folders and removable drives. Plus, a tool can be allowed to capture live streaming from the webcam, but not to recording sounds.
When it comes to firewall configuration, you can choose the connections to allow or deny, create process execution rules, and customize the trust level for networks. It can be instructed to automatically give access to certified apps or other programs considered safe.
Unlike other similar utilities, SpyShelter Firewall doesn't give you the possibility to customize rules when a new app tries to access the Internet, so this may be deemed as a drawback to users looking to fully control it. Instead, you are prompted for action to either allow, deny or terminate it. Plus, SpyShelter can be asked to remember your preference for future prompts, or to block notifications for that particular process.
SpyShelter Firewall assures proactive protection against malicious activity by monitoring the system registry and the memory. It prevents keyloggers from recording activity data and gives you access control over servers and applications.
The various security levels enables you to customize its behavior, but choosing the right option in the displayed notification popup windows could pose problems to inexperienced users.
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A powerful solution that was especially created in order to offer an impenetrable security layer for the protection of any networks.
Business environments need much more stronger protective structures than the average user simply because they are more prone to be targeted by malware threats or hacker attacks. For this reason, the advanced security in their case consists of software solutions doubled by dedicated hardware devices.
Among the many types of such appliances that are available on the market, you can now find Kerio Control, a specialized Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall that covers a broad spectrum of network protection needs.
Manageable from any Internet browser, the software component takes care of applications, incoming and outgoing traffic, filters content and monitors user activities in order to prevent and fight off any potential menace that may affect the environment it is supposed to secure.
Kerio Control is able to work with several network and Internet interfaces, including VPN servers and it offers easy to use bandwidth and traffic management functions. By enforcing HTTP as well as FTP policies, users and URL addresses can be kept under control through rules that are easy to create and edit.
When it comes to virus detection and elimination, Kerio Control is able to put to work a solution that may already be integrated in the target environment, or it can employ an external engine. The supported protocols for this kind of security include SMTP, POP3, FTP and HTTP. Besides the internal settings of each antivirus solution, this software comes with its own policies that act like a supplemental insurance that the protection will not fail.
All in all, Kerio Control is clearly meant for business usage and not for the larger audience. The high degree of detailing offered as well as the powerful control functions make this tool one that network administrators would use with maximum efficiency.
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Kerio Control is part of these download collections: Firewall Protection
A basic inbound and outbound firewall application that provides you with an extra security layer for your computer, blocking unauthorized access.
Before going on the information superhighway you need to make sure your computer is properly protected. By default, your operating system comes equipped with a few tools for basic protection. However, specialized applications like ZoneAlarm Free Firewall are strictly dedicated to keeping your computer safe from various threats, blocking suspicious activity.
The setup process requires a little of your attention. There are several offers you might want to skip, such as web browser toolbars or a different home page. Besides this, you can choose the application's behavior which can automatically learn from your actions, or gain full control over its settings.
The interface is clean and modern, posing no accommodation problems. If you manage to find yourself stuck, there is an online help manual that can surely get you out of sticky situations.
By default, both a basic firewall and application control are turned on. The first is dedicated to preventing unauthorized access in order to keep your privacy safe. You can view networks that are under surveillance and add your own, as well as a few advanced features that let you disable Windows Firewall, allow VPN protocols, block public servers and several others.
The application control feature literally keeps an eye on all running processes and their behavior, and if the learning mode is selected from the setup process you are prompted whenever applications interact in order to allow or deny their activity if you consider it suspicious.
Settings can be fully customized, with sliders to adjust the level of security the application should apply. Furthermore, all programs can be viewed, as well as their status and trust level, and you can fully manage them and add your own.
Overall, the application uses little of your system's resources and stays hidden in the system tray most of the times so it does not take up much space. For enhanced accessibility, from the tray icon you can postpone restrictions for five minutes, cease all Internet activity, or even switch to a Game Mode that can automatically adapts itself or even allow all connections set up by the game.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is a powerful alternative to the basic Windows Firewall. It requires little attention on your behalf, especially with the learning mode that lets you adapt it to your style. In case you're looking for extra protection, this might just be the solution.
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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is part of these download collections: Free Firewall, Firewall Protection
Comprehensive web-based firewall with support for VPN and proxy server log analysis, reports, alerts, in-depth search, dashboard customization, and more.
Geared toward professional users, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer is a comprehensive software application that facilitates a secure firewall which can be accessed from a web browser. It supports VPN and proxy server log analysis, among other features.
During setup you can select one-click installation mode or switch to advanced mode to specify the edition (standalone or distributed), along with the web port and protocol. Optionally, Firewall Analyzer can be installed as a service.
Before proceeding any further, it tells you that some antivirus solutions are known to interfere with the app's functionality, so it's advisable to place an exception.
Once the server is launched, the program automatically loads itself in the default web browser, permitting you to log in with your credentials (the default user name and password are listed).
As far as the interface is concerned, Firewall Analyzer adopts a professional-looking environment with a clear-cut structure, where you can configure the firewall, import log files, add a syslog server, generate and examine reports, set up alerts, conduct search operations, and tinker with settings.
It lists configuration instructions for multiple types of firewalls and versions, such as Check Point, NetScreen, Cisco Systems, Microsoft ISA, CyberGuard and Cyberoam.
Meanwhile, reports can be generated for numerous devices and filters pertaining to protocols, IP/hosts, the destination, events and users. Plus, you can set up anomaly, bandwidth or normal alerts for devices, set the severity level, send email or SMS notifications, and run scripts. Advanced search operations can be executed for the aggregated logs database, raw firewall or proxy logs, or unknown protocols.
Firewall Analyzer provides you with plenty of options catering to the firewall (SysLog server, checkpoint firewall, device rules or details, connection diagnostics, firewall availability), the system (imported log files, protocol groups, archived files, alert profiles, schedule listing, mail server, SMS, DNS, report customization, work hours, server diagnostics, database console) and administrator (Intranet, user or license management, external authentication, user/hostname IP mapping, data storage, rebranding the web client).
No error dialogs popped up in our tests, and the software application didn't hang or crash. It didn't put a strain on the overall performance of the PC, using low CPU and RAM.
Taking into account its rich options and customization settings, ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer proves to be an efficient and reliable web-based firewall to suit the preferences of advanced users.
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An easy way to configure the Windows Filtering Platform and decide which services and protocols are allowed to launch on your computer and which should be blocked.
The role of the Windows Filtering Platform is to provide the API and the services required for network security applications to filter network data. simplewall is such an application, enabling you to override the default settings of the Windows Filtering Platform and install a new set of filters that block specific processes, in the attempt to protect you against malware.
To start using this application, you must first install its filters, which are actually a complex collection of rules that restrict the network access for specific processes and services. As you do so, simplewall recommends you disable the Windows Firewall but this option can be skipped.
It is more convenient to control the utility from the tray menu, rather than browsing the menus within the main window. To begin with, you can easily change the security model the application is going to implement. You can choose from the white list, the black list, and the 'trust no one' mode.
Secondly, the application can be configured to allow or block certain services (DHCP, DNS, NTP, SNMP, SSDP, Windows Update, Network Discovery), outbound and inbound ICMP protocols, and inbound connections. Please note that modifying these settings has a direct impact on the network connection status.
As soon as an application requests network access, it registers its call, checks the rules, and displays a small popup window near the tray icon. The process is then placed in the main window, marked as a system app, invalid app, shared resource or silent. You can then decide which apps are allowed to access the network and which should be blocked. Information about all the dropped (blocked) packets is stored in a log file, for later reference.
simplewall offers an alternative to the default set of filters of the Windows firewall, enabling you to control which apps or processes should be restricted when it comes to accessing the Internet. It is configured to automatically block malware and telemetry-related data. Aside from the aforementioned rule set, it can also include custom rules to block specific ports or IP addresses. You can define these restrictions from the 'Settings' window.
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Firewall for monitoring the network activity, viewing bandwidth usage statistics and preventing apps from connecting to the Internet.
Although you may not always be notified about it, processes and applications sometimes connect to the Internet to send or receive data. Because of this, your computer can get hijacked or infected by malware, especially if you are not aware of the vulnerability and you do not take any measures to protect the system against unauthorized access.
GlassWire is a software utility that provides you with around-the-clock security when it comes to your Internet connection, by monitoring the incoming and outgoing network traffic. Hence, it is able to detect and display information about every service or process that is currently making use of your bandwidth, as well as the IP addresses of each third party connection.
In order to make the data easier to read, the utility display this information in graph form, which is updated every few seconds with your network's activity feed. In addition, the notification service also alerts you whenever a new connection is detected and you can view separate feeds for applications and regular Internet traffic.
The firewall capabilities of the utility can be used to protect yourself from any unwanted connections, as well as block certain applications from being able to transfer data over the Internet. Thus, you are able to choose which programs are allowed to use the network and send or receive information, by simply clicking on them in the provided list.
As far as your bandwidth is concerned, GlassWire is capable of monitoring every byte of data that passes through the system, as well as display the information in an intuitive manner, using graphs and statistics. Thanks to this, you can see exactly which applications use the most bandwidth, as well as the IP address at the receiving end and the protocol used in the transfer.
All in all, GlassWire provides you everything you might need in order to monitor network activity and protect your computer against unauthorized connections. In addition, the modern interface is intuitive and easy-to-use, making it very simple for anyone to take full advantage of its capabilities, without any previous experience required.
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GlassWire is part of these download collections: Bandwidth Managers
A powerful solution for protecting a network and filtering all data traffic to make sure no unauthorized attempts to access the PCs gets through.
Considering that any PC connecting to the Internet becomes vulnerable to attacks, the importance of having a firewall cannot be stressed enough. Not only does a firewall enhance the protection against malware and hackers, but it also can help improve privacy, as many of the aspects of your connection can be blocked. RusRoute is a dedicated firewall solution that can help protect your computer and LAN from various online threats.
The program comes with a rather minimalistic interface and, judging by the graphical interfaces available today, it does not have a very modern GUI. Nevertheless, the app more than compensates via its functionality.
All available functions and options are available in the single window interface and navigating them entails accessing the drop-down menus. In fact, the tool captures most of the network connection aspects, including, but not limited to flood protection, port scan blocking, VPN client or Ethernet. You should take the time to go through each one of them to configure a safe network environment that can help enhance security and privacy of your home or work computer.
The highlight of the tool stems from the numerous features and options that can be customized to suit your needs and preferences. Regardless of the type of connection, be it HTTPS, DNS, VPN or TCP, the app provides some settings to help you make it more secure.
At the same time, the tool provides comprehensive information about your network and all devices connected. Take note that you can find adapter details for all detected devices in a dedicated List and learn more about IP addresses, time table and network protocols with data about the source, destination, filter or broadcast included.
All in all, RusRoute is capable of securing a network environment, while also providing useful features for the management of connected workstations.
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Protects your computer against all kinds of threats, preventing suspicious applications from accessing the Internet and sending data back home.
When it comes to security, most users rely on the features of their chosen antivirus solution or the integrated Windows firewall. However, there are also standalone firewall applications out there that can efficiently control Internet access. One of them is suggestively (and a bit uncreative at the same time) named Free Firewall.
This personal firewall acts as an alternative to the built-in solution provided by the Windows operating system, providing a rather different way to control how and which applications installed on the host computer access the Internet.
Free Firewall can retrieve a complete list of all the applications that are installed and run on the computer, displaying both active and inactive ones, alongside the complete list of active services, all color coded. Table entries can be filtered by name but other criteria are not available. For each, there are options to block it or remove it from the list (removing an app does not mean the process is terminated).
What is interesting about Free Firewall is the modes in which it can run. The 'Credulous' mode allows unknown apps or apps that the user didn't set rules for access the Internet. In other words, rules that you set are active, all other applications have restriction-free access to the online environment. The opposite is the 'Paranoid' mode, which blocks everything, including apps that are unknown or have no rules set.
It is also possible to run Free Firewall in 'blockade' mode. In this case, all the applications and running services are not allowed to access the Internet or the network. Switching the blockade off wil restore the previous rules configuration.
Aiming to protect its users from online threats and prevent excessive data collection, Free Firewall can permit or deny Internet access to installed applications, thus offering robust control over the data that leaves your system.
Aside from the firewall functions, this application can also block online user and behavior tracking, restrict outgoing telemetry data and protect the computer from unauthorized remote access.
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A non-intrusive firewall software solution that was designed to provide some extra security and process monitoring capabilities, especially for home users.
Staying safe while connected to a local network and, more importantly, when browsing the Internet is a job for dedicated utilities, like antivirus or firewall solutions. Even if Windows comes, in the later iterations, with an effective firewall application, there are some programs that can complement it and, thus, make the PC a safer place.
Such a tool is TinyWall, a lightweight app whose main purpose is to block malicious processes and prevent insecure connections. The simple interface makes it easy to configure the software, but the way in which it works, by blocking all connections from the get-go, may bring it a lot of dislikes, at least after the first hours of usage.
The main rule you will have to follow when this tool is installed and running onto your system is that if you notice a certain program that requires network or Internet access/connectivity is not working properly, check the firewall.
You can add all verified and trusted applications to the exceptions list you will find in the 'Settings' area of TinyWall. In fact, there are two such lists, the other one being for 'Special Exceptions' which apply to the whole system.
Thus, you will be able to give the green light for certain software to receive and send data through the available connections, while also enabling or deactivating supplementary network traffic features. These include file and printer sharing, Windows network discovery, Windows update, Windows Remote Desktop or Remote Assistance to name just a few.
The monitoring capabilities of TinyWall will make it possible for you to view the running processes, the ports and protocols they use as well as the destination and remote address. It is also possible to check out the apps that were blocked I the last couple of minutes by the firewall.
To sum things up, it is clear that TinyWall can be a great helper, but it is mostly useful for users who are not bothered by numerous trips to the settings zone where exceptions upon exceptions must be created to have all the installed programs function without glitches.
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Block hackers and other unknown threats, with comprehensive virus protection as well as with program suspicious behavior monitoring.
The prevention of intrusions on any computer is a very important task and often a single application is not enough to fend off malware attacks, hacking or phishing attempts. There are, nonetheless, several software solutions that are well equipped for these battles and among them you can find ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus + Firewall.
A comprehensive suite that encompasses online and offline security, data backup and identity protection, this utility is quite user friendly and customizable so anyone anyone can benefit from its functions.
The well-thought layout of the functions makes it possible for all users to easily check out the current level of safety on their system and make the necessary adjustments to ensure nothing can get in without you knowing and approving it.
Inside the computer security module you will find the most powerful tools and the first of them is the 'Advanced Firewall', which supervises the network activity and filters all the incoming and outgoing bits of data. Adjusting its running options is a simple job if you want to use the two sliders for the Public Zone, respectively Trusted Zone security.
The 'Antivirus & Anti-spyware' as well as the 'Application Control' modules are just as easy to maintain, but in case you feel the need to make some in-depth customizations, there are many advanced settings for each and every component of ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus + Firewall.
The Internet security is ensured by a 'Privacy Toolbar' that is designed mainly for blocking trackers and can provide personal Facebook privacy reports. There are two more tools at your disposal, namely the 'Identity Protection' and the 'Online Backup' which will ensure your private and sensitive data is kept safe and away from prying eyes.
Thanks to a pretty solid set of features, ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus + Firewall manages to put up a good performance and present itself as a valid choice for all users. It does not take a lot of time to get accommodate and it's designed in such a way to offer the same level of protection for both beginners and power users.
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