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  • Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

    Which is better overall:
    Sygate Personal Firewall:

    http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

    ZoneAlarm:

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...ku_list_za.jsp
    30
    Sygate Personal Firewall
    50.00%
    15
    Zone Alarm
    50.00%
    15

  • #2
    i prefer zonealarm

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    • #3
      I like them both. ZoneAlarm is more novice fireindly but sygate is easier on resources (and a little more technical). As far as protection, they are both basically equal. On my personal computers I usually use sygate, but when it's for someone else I usually use zonealarm.

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      • #4
        I prefer Sygate.

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        • #5
          I prefer ZoneAlarm, but Sygate is quite good too. I use it myself as I appreciate the ease-of-use, and I always install it on other people's systems.

          It's really a matter of preference. The programs basically have the same features.

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          • #6
            I also prefer zone alarm

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            • #7
              I've been using ZA for about 6yrs without any probs.

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              • #8
                heard problems with ZA using emule then I switched to sygate.

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                • #9
                  Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

                  zonealarm all the way. Sure it sometimes gets annoying with the pop up during games.. but you only have to deal with it once.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

                    Sygate.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

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                      Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
                      RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
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                      • #12
                        Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

                        Sygate is my preference......... it is user friendly, your non pingable... and the advanced rules for networking and IP blocking are super simple

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                        • #13
                          Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

                          I use both, one each of two machines, the idea being to see which I prefer. I have used ZA for some time, but I think it is becoming bloated. Sygate has the additional ability to ping incoming, which you only now get with ZA pro. So, I am starting to come down on the Sygate side. Only time will tell.
                          The bottom line is, use either, they are both freebies, although ZA is constantly emailing you to buy their Pro version, which now comes with a version of CA's EzAntivirus (what a crap yankie name). I use, and have used, EzA for several years, from the days when it was an Aussie bit of kit. "Only" costs me US$9.95 a year for updates, usually 3 a day. Good value in today's virus mad world. It works fine, I have not been hit for as long as I can remember with a virus. Then again I am a cautious type.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

                            My only complaint about Zone Alarm is the same comlpaint Ihave with XP SP2. It bugs me about antivirus. It's easily fixed in both ZA and SP2, but it's the kind of feature that bothers me, even though it makes sense for most users.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Which Firewall? ZoneAlarm or Sygate

                              I prefer Zonealarm, but sygate works better with AOL, as I found out the hard way lol, solution, remove AOL ;) ( you knew it was the only option right? )

                              Gary

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