Top 5 Free Windows Firewall

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, July 20, 2009

firewallProbably you know it needs a firewall program to use the Internet safely. Firewall not only protects you against attacks from the Internet, it also informs you when programs installed on your computer are trying to phone home and enable you to prevent hackers  from accessing your system. Now Windows firewall is unable to do this. So you need a top-notch firewall.
With the success of Zonealarm firewall there’s a stream of new firewall software programs generated and released every year. Out of these only a few are worth your time and money. Now if you are looking to use firewall for private and non-profit organizations the best option is a free firewall. We have a selected the top 5 free firewall for Windows users.

1. ZoneAlarm

This is an extremely user-friendly firewall program with a stylish interface and simple slider control. It has been designed to protect your cable-connected PC or DSL from hackers. The firewall control the entrance to your computer and permits only those traffic that you understand or initiate. ZoneAlarm also features a Internet lock that blocks the Internet traffic while you computer is not being used. The Zones featured in the program allows different security levels for a local network and for the Internet.

2. Comodo

This is one of the best firewalls available free. It requires some time to configure the firewall and tweak it to get it to work with your system. Comodo secures your system against internal and external attacks. It blocks internet access to malicious Trojan programs and ensures your personal data is protected against theft. Comodo offers complete end-point security for Personal Computers and Networks. Most importantly, the firewall is doesn’t leak, like most other software.


3. Agnitum Outposts


Outposts has been designed with standard packet and application filtering to protect your data against unauthorized third parties. The free firewall does application behavior monitoring and makes your system complete hacker proof.


4. Ashampoo

It’s  a lightweight firewall with efficient security tools. The program is highly flexible and has different modes - Heavy-duty firewall protection, Easy mode, Expert mode, Simple and compact and learning mode. By just activating the Expert Mode you can use a range of expert features included in Ashampoo. In this mode you can create detailed rules for every program, indicating specifically the ports and the types of connections that you want it to use. It offers you detailed report about your computer’s internal, LAN and external connections and communications settings as well as statistics. Further, it also updates the information continuously at definite intervals set by you.


5. Online Amor

This is a fully equipped firewall with an easy to operate interface. It protects your system against hackers and malicious programs. It offers full protection to carry out online Banking and Transacting from your system.



July 21, 2009: 9:40 am

If you are looking for a good firewall Try Cyberoam UTM. This UTM has other features too such as Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Content Filtering and many more.So it can be said as All-in-One security appliance.

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