How well does your personal firewall protect you? GRC’s Leak Test, PCFlank, and Bob Sundling’s TooLeaky all provide a quick way to check your personal firewall to see if it effectively blocks outbound connections. But if you really want to know how well your firewall protects you against a whole host of known attacks, check out Matousec’s Firewall Challenge website. Here are the top five based on Matousec’s extensive testing:
- Comodo Firewall Pro 220.127.116.119 (Free)
- Online Armor Personal Firewall 18.104.22.168 ($40, Free version available)
- ProSecurity 1.43 ($30 single PC home user, $40 household)
- Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 6.0.2302.264.0490 ($40/year for 3 home PCs)
- Kaspersky Internet Security 22.214.171.1245 ($80/year for 3 PCs)
The top two, Comodo and Online Armor, scored 100% on the tests. I’m using Comodo from now on.