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eTrust EZ Armor from Computer Associates

Computer Associates new standard in online security and data protection; combining world-class eTrust EZ Antivirus, industrial strength eTrust EZ Firewall, and eTrust EZ Deskshield for protection against malicious email attachments. Tutorial Video Tutorial Video 2 Tutorial Video 3 Tutorial Video 4

- Lycos Europe Selects CA’s eTrust EZ Armor To Power Internet Security Offering
- PC Authority's "Recommend" Award (EZ Antivirus)
- Computing Magazine's Security Product of the Year (EZ Antivirus)
- Beats out Symantec, NAI McAfee, and Trend to win Best of Test rating by PC World, Denmark, November 2002 (EZ Antivirus)

Norton Person Firewall 2006

  • Automatically blocks intruders and thieves.
  • Hides your computer from hackers.
  • Automatically detects Internet attacks, like the CodeRed and Blaster worms.
  • Monitors and regulates all incoming and outgoing Internet traffic.
  • Gives you the power to decide which programs connect to the Internet.
  • Shields you from being attacked through security holes in software.
  • Prevents confidential information from being sent without your permission.
  • Blocks banner ads and popup windows, so you can surf faster.
  • Sets up easily on your home network.
  • Continues to protect when you connect your laptop to a different network.

BlackICE PC Protection

BlackICE automatically detects and blocks attacks through a comprehensive inspection of all inbound and outbound information to your computer. And BlackICE PC Protection is constantly working to secure your dial-up, DSL, and cable modem from hackers 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  

McAfee Personal Firewall Plus

Personal Firewall Plus not only blocks online thieves but lets you trace the source of hacker attacks, avoid future threats and alert the proper authorities (including ISPs or law enforcement). And it's from McAfee Security, the most trusted name in online security.

Sygate Personal Firewall Pro

Sygate Personal Firewall Pro provides a multi-layered shield of network, content, application, and operating system protection for your PC. Sygate Personal Firewall Pro integrates a world class Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) which includes application-based IDS, DoS protection, and Trojan protection, setting this program above other personal firewalls.

- PC World's World Class Award 2003
- WUGNET Shareware Hall of the Frame 2003
- PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award 2002
- Windows & .NET Reader's Choice Award 2002
- PC Word Best Buy 2002

ZoneAlarm Pro

ZoneAlarm Pro is the award-winning PC firewall that keeps your personal data and privacy safe from Internet hackers and data thieves. Shield your system with our proven, award-winning personal firewall. Keep hackers at bay with protection against worms, Trojans, spyware, and 47 types of malicious email attachments. ZoneAlarm Pro includes Cookie Control and Ad Blocking for a faster, safer Internet experience.  ZoneAlarm Free Download

- PC World - World Class Award 2003
- CNET - Editor's Choice Award June 2003

Kaspersky Anti-Hacker

Kaspersky Anti-Hacker blocks the most common hacker network attacks by continuously filtering incoming and outgoing trafficand detects most types of DoS attacks, as well as Ping of Death attacks, Land, Helkern, Lovesan and SMBDie. Anti-Hacker contains predefined rules for the most commonly used mail transfer agents, web-browsers, ICQ and other instant messaging programs. You can set security rules for Internet applications, and can regulate network application activity on the basis either of general program categories or specific actions performed by individual applications. Kaspersky Anti-Hacker checks all data packets and prevents unsanctioned leaks of confidential information. The program analyses all aspects of data transfer; headings, the protocol used, ports, IP addresses and so forth. Packets are filtered according to user defined rules based on this information. For instance, you can set packet filtration rules that will apply to all applications or only specified ones. If an IP-address is blocked by packet filtration rules, it will not be accessible to any application. Anti-Hacker modifies security rules for Internet applications using its inbuilt self-modification feature. When an event occurs which is not described in the pre-defined rules, the user has the option to create and add a new rule to the list of security rules. As a result, users are free to tailor a security profile to meet their specific needs. SmartStealth technology protects you by making your PC 'invisible'. When your computer is in 'Stealth' mode, no one can detect your computer in a network since all network activity is prohibited, unless explicitly permitted by rules which you, the user, define. You are free to surf the Internet unseen. You are even protected against DoS attacks.

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Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro

Outpost Firewall Pro is a combination of firewall and anti-spyware protection.

  • Protection from spyware and identity theft
    New anti-spyware capabilities built into the program protect your computer against the rapidly increasing threats from spyware and ID theft. Spyware cannot enter, activate on, or transmit information out of computers protected by Outpost. The ID Block feature lets you determine which specific items of personal information, for example bank account numbers, are blocked from ever leaving the computer. Even if you choose to disable your spyware protection during PC-intensive tasks, you will still be protected as all new network connections are proactively verified to be spyware-free.
  • Know what's happening on your PC at all times
    Outpost’s Network Activity Monitor watches every connection between your computer and the Internet, alerting you immediately to any communications that may be unauthorized so you can take appropriate action.
  • Automatic, intelligent protection against hacker attacks
    Outpost’s Attack Detection automatically blocks network probes, zombie attacks, and other remote attempts to access your PC, using its continually-updated intrusion definitions database.
  • Control how applications communicate
    Outpost’s Component Control, Hidden Process Control, and Open Memory Control let you decide what applications and processes on your PC are allowed to do and what - if any- outbound connections they may make. Spyware can’t phone home from an Outpost-protected PC.
  • Understand the threats
    Every time Outpost asks you for information regarding action to be taken, Smart Advisor helps you to choose the best course of action by displaying context-sensitive hints and live advice. So you’ll never need to wonder whether you’ve made the right security decision, and you’ll learn something new about firewall security every time. The new ImproveNet service ensures you have access to the latest application behaviour rules, eliminating unnecessary requests for action and automating the task of making correct access decisions while maintaining the strongest possible protection.

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- CNet Rated 5 of 5
- SnapFiles (Web Attack) Rated Excellent
- PC Utility Editor's Choice
- PC Plus Editor's Choice
- PC Pro Recommended

SurfSecret Personal Firewall

SurfSecret Personal Firewall makes your computer invisible. When you use our stealth security levels, hackers won't even know your computer exists! And the firewall does all of this quietly, in the background, so you can use your computer with the confidence that you are protected by SurfSecret technology.

  • Three security levels - Maximum, Stealth, and Low
  • Emergency Lockdown switch
  • Customizable lockdown scenarios - on screensaver or at time of day
  • Filter Installation Wizard - specify exactly which IP addresses are allowed to connect to which ports on your computer
  • IP address range / IP address mask support
  • At your request, SurfSecret Personal Firewall will display a message every time a packet is blocked.
  • Detailed logging of break-in attempts to application and/or file.
  • Blocked packet counter
  • Automatically checks for new updates - and prompts with upgrade instructions
  • SurfSecret Personal Firewall will runs constantly in the background without any user intervention!
  • SurfSecret Personal Firewall runs on Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP

- As featured in CNet, WiredNews, USA Today, Yahoo! Internet Life


R-Firewall is a FREE program comparable with commercial firewalls. It is an effective and easy-to-use solution to secure your on-line activity. It protects a computer connected to a local network and/or to the Internet against any intrusions, attacks, trojans, spyware, and other external and internal threats. R-Firewall also filters out inappropriate Internet pages content and blocks dangerous active components you may get while browsing over the Internet or receiving e-mail massages.
Automatic configuration during setup allows you securely surf the Internet right after the software installation. Mobile users can create multiple and easily switchable configurations for specific network environments (Internet surfing at home, office local networks, or public Wi-Fi spots).


AnalogX PortBlocker allows you to basically block the Internet port of most servers, making them unreachable to other computers on the Internet. This program is NOT a Firewall, but it will allow you to run a server that is only available on the local network, and will log any access attempts made by other machines that are attempting to use the blocked interface.



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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
It scans for security misconfigurations and missing security updates in Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Internet Information Services (IIS) 4.0 and 5.0, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01+, SQL Server 7.0, Exchange Server, BizTalk Server, Commerce Server, Content Management Server, Host Integration Server, Microsoft Virtual Machine, Media Player and Microsoft Office.

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