Security Corner

Apr 17 2008   7:05PM GMT

Top Five Personal Firewalls

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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:

  1. Comodo Firewall Pro (Free)
  2. Online Armor Personal Firewall ($40, Free version available)
  3. ProSecurity 1.43 ($30 single PC home user, $40 household)
  4. Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 6.0.2302.264.0490 ($40/year for 3 home PCs)
  5. Kaspersky Internet Security ($80/year for 3 PCs)

The top two, Comodo and Online Armor, scored 100% on the tests. I’m using Comodo from now on.

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: