Best Firewall 2015


ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite


PROS : Good objectives. Major advancement of the previous version. Easy to use and automatic for all levels of users. Fully compatible with major antivirus software and Windows operating systems.

CONS: Could give more detailed information from firewall e.g. opening ports, active connections or connection speed. Can slow down your Firefox browser.

BOTTOM LINE: Decent Firewall. Works great in Windows XP. The latest versions of Zone Alarm have constantly passed all the tests, including the leak test. Sometimes, you cannot download Adobe Flash unless you disable it.

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ESET Smart Security for Windows


PROS : Secure and speedy. Allows you to create a detailed log in which records the most significant traffic passing through it. You can switch between sets of firewall settings. Levels of admission can be locate.

CONS: Does not provide a precise system of scan for each type of virus or any attacks performed outside the operating point. Difficult to upgrade.

BOTTOM LINE: Like most Windows security products, there are very few configuration options for the ESET Smart Firewall. On the other hand, it may be intense on computer system resources.

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Panda Global Protection 2015


PROS : Good behavior analysis. Designed for home and small office settings, the 2015 edition provides a reliable solution to intrusion prevention and a personal firewall for individual PCs. Also helpful in this version is the gaming mode.

CONS: In testing, Panda detected only up to 92% of threats. However, it scored best against rogue programs with 100 percent detection.Technical support is limited to email.

BOTTOM LINE: Capable of working on a 64-bit Windows system. Firewall easily disabled.  However, beginners should have no problem learning how to use the software.

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Agnitum Outpost Pro Firewall


PROS : In spite of a few annoying features,  the 2015 edition ensures good protection against all new external attacks. Compatible with anti-virus software. Minor impact on performance. Runs in stealth mode.

CONS: Get mediocre scores in anti-malware tests.The program may not be best for beginners. Does not report Web-based exploits.

BOTTOM LINE: Like most of its competitors, the program provides the maintenance free, easy-to-use solutions for computer security and virus protection. Suitable for netbook and other low-end PCs. Registration is required

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Comodo Firewall


PROS : Runs as a stand-alone program on a user’s computer. Ability to secure all connections when you are online. Additional features of interest : auto sandbox technology, personalized alerts with prevention-based security.

CONS: Fails tests for protection against system shutdowns or malicious logouts or system shutdowns.There is no portable version of this product available.

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to keep malware, viruses, and hackers at bay, it contains detailed alerts letting you know the severity of the threat. Not among the very best. Forum and knowledgebase available.

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