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Windows Personal Firewall Analysis #205429 01/22/2008 5:04 PM
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Here is an interesting website for leak testing firewalls with a lot of information

Windows Personal Firewall Analysis

Leak Test Results

See site for full details
  • Product Product Score Level of Anti-leak Protection
  • Online Armor Personal Firewall 2.1.0.19 Free 9625 Excellent - 100%
  • Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 6.0.2162.205.402.266 9625 Excellent - 100%
  • Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184 9475 Excellent
  • Jetico Personal Firewall 2.0.0.35 9375 Excellent
  • ProSecurity 1.40 beta 1 8875 Very good
  • ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.408.000 8600 Very good
  • Lavasoft Personal Firewall 2.0.1019.7604 (700) 8500 Very good
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0.0.125 8475 Very good
  • System Safety Monitor 2.4.0.617 beta 7975 Very good
  • Jetico Personal Firewall 1.0.1.61 FreewareFREE 7750 Very good
  • Privatefirewall 5.0.8.11 7625 Very good
  • Ghost Security Suite [BETA] 1.110 7500 Very good
  • Dynamic Security Agent 1.0.8.8FREE 7375 Good
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 15.30.1151 7000 Good
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2007 7.01.128 6625 Good
  • G DATA InternetSecurity 2007 6100 Good
  • PC Tools Firewall Plus 3.0.0.36FREE 5825 Poor
  • BlackICE PC Protection 3.6.cpv 5750 Poor
  • Sunbelt Personal Firewall 4.5.916 5200 Poor
  • FortKnox Personal Firewall 2007 2.0.205.0 5125 Poor
  • Look 'n' Stop 2.06 4300 Poor
  • Safety.Net 3.61.0002FREE 4000 Poor
  • Norton Internet Security 2008 15.0.0.60 3600 Very poor
  • Avira Premium Security Suite 7 build 98 2450 Very poor
  • SensiveGuard 1.06FREE 2350 Very poor
  • Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6.2808FREE 2350 Very poor
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 8.0 2325 Very poor
  • Blink Personal Edition 3.0.8.1496FREE 2250 Very poor
  • ZoneAlarm Free 7.0.302.000FREE 1500 Very poor
  • CA Personal Firewall 2007 3.0.0.196 1000 None
  • Outpost Firewall Free 1.0.1817.1645FREE 1000 None
  • BitDefender Internet Security 10.108 750 None
  • Norman Personal Firewall 1.42 750 None
  • TheGreenBow Personal Firewall 2.60.005 750 None
  • Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007 6.00.00 650 None
  • AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall 7.5.431 500 None
  • Armor2net Personal Firewall 3.13.30 500 None
  • Ashampoo FireWall Pro 1.14 500 None
  • Filseclab Personal Firewall 3.0.0.8686FREE 500 None
  • Rising Personal Firewall 2007 19.33.10 500 None
  • Prisma Firewall 2.4.4.0 250 None
  • Windows Firewall XP SP2FREE 0 None



Re: Windows Personal Firewall Analysis [Re: ntdoc] #205446 01/22/2008 5:40 PM
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Cheers NT

You made me look clever on my forums wink

What do you suppose "none" means?


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Re: Windows Personal Firewall Analysis [Re: Mark S] #205458 01/22/2008 8:17 PM
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My guess would be that they don't specifically implement technology to prevent the leak.

Here is an overall results {see the site for more details}

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Results of our analyses

In the first phase of our project, we have analysed five firewall families: ZoneAlarm, Kerio, Norton, Outpost and BlackICE. In the second phase, we have already analysed Comodo firewall and Kaspersky Internet Security. The summary of our results follows.

Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.2.614 is clearly the best product among those we have already tested. KIS is a mature product based on quite a good multilayered security design, which quality is close to the quality of the design of ZoneAlarm Pro. Compared to the tested version of ZoneAlarm Pro, KIS does not suffer from that much serious and critical bugs. The multilayered nature of its protection limits potential attackers to gain a complete control of the system even if some security mechanism is bypassed. On the other hand, there still exists number of ways how to bypass the protection of this product completely. In spite of that, Kaspersky Internet Security is the only product we can recommend to end-users nowadays. We have been informed that future versions of KIS will have better anti-leak protection.

Comodo Personal Firewall 2.3.6.81, now Comodo Firewall Pro, is a firewall with very simple security design, which is far from being perfect and misses some important security features. But the simplicity is also one of the strongest qualities of this product because a potential attacker has not much chances to bypass the implemented protection. Comodo firewall offers the best anti-leak protection among over 20 firewalls we have leak-tested. Comodo firewall is free in its full version, this can be a strong argument for many end-users. Because of the design imperfections, it is relatively easy to bypass the protection that Comodo Personal Firewall 2.3.6.81 implements. However, the vendor of this firewall is working on its new series. We were told that this is going to be much more secure solution. First beta-versions of Comodo Firewall 3 should be available in a few months.

In the overall rating, ZoneAlarm Pro 6.1.744.001 is comparable with Comodo Personal Firewall 2.3.6.81. The main property of ZoneAlarm Pro is very good personal firewall design, the best design among all firewalls we have already tested. The design of ZAP is not perfect, but it is close to the ideal design of personal firewalls. The only reason, why this product is not the number one in our tests, is an excessive number of bugs in the implementation of its security features. This makes the protection of ZAP very ineffective and easy to bypass regardless the good design. Since we reviewed ZoneAlarm Pro 6.1, its vendor have noticeably improved this product, fixed many bugs we have reported and released ZoneAlarm Pro 7, which would probably score much better in our tests than its older version.

Unfortunately, all other products we have tested are parodies of personal firewall software.


Don't forget to read the Vendor responses which some make good points.
Leak Test - see bottom for Vendor Respones

Re: Windows Personal Firewall Analysis [Re: ntdoc] #205679 01/29/2008 9:41 AM
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cheers wink

Wont tell you my fire wall its crap according to the results lol


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Re: Windows Personal Firewall Analysis [Re: Mark S] #205690 01/29/2008 12:02 PM
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So it doesn't actually test it, just tells you past results?

I've always scored well on the one where they actually test it.


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