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Sygate Firewall Will Be Discontinued

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Important Notice: Effective November 30th, 2005 all Sygate personal firewall products and forum support will be discontinued. This does not affect Sygate's Enterprise firewall and endpoint compliance products, which will still be updated and supported.

Former Sygate customers can be assured that Symantec will continue to provide forum support on all Sygate consumer products at this time. When appropriate, the Symantec Support organization will follow standard EOL and EOS processes. For additional information regarding those policies, please see the link below. For technical assistance, please email:

[email protected]

For EOL / EOS information click here

http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/v2/ec_main...ODE=&CACHE_ID=0

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Well, looks like I need a new free firewall... any suggestions guys? Is Kerio free being discontinued? Ill take ZA if I have to, but I don't like the limitations of the free version.

Matt

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Even though they are discontinuing support I figure I'll just keep on using it. Not sure about Kerio and I agree about the ZA limitations.

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Even though they are discontinuing support I figure I'll just keep on using it. Not sure about Kerio and I agree about the ZA limitations.

That's my plan also. I don't care for ZA either.

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I'll still run Sygate as long as I can also. :D

Matt.... I've seen this one mentioned (but can't remember where) that you may want to check out.

It's also offered at MajorGeeks.....

Personally I don't know anything about it but here it is:

Jetico

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let us know how it works Matt, in case we all need to change firewalls later

Thanks

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I've got Kerio kicking now. And, I have to say, I like it! Just make sure when you install, you pick advanced mode, so you controll and teach what has access and what doesn't. It acts like Sygate that way.

Matt

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I've got Kerio kicking now. And, I have to say, I like it! Just make sure when you install, you pick advanced mode, so you controll and teach what has access and what doesn't. It acts like Sygate that way.

Matt

Thanks Matt

This is good to know in case or should I ever have to change from Sygate. :thumbsup:

I'll keep Kerio in mind... ;)

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Sounds like you're good with Kerio's firewall, eh Matt?

i was gonna say...i've used "tiny" before. Played around with it and it doesn't suck. i've read it's pretty much the same architecture as XP FW. imho, XP FW isn't sucky at all. Well except...Ya know the deal on out bound... Anyway..."tiny" gives you that small sense of security, fair amount of control, it's easy on resources and it's free. i do recall being overwhelmed by it at first. But it was my first FW.You have to start somewhere right?

i've never tried Kerio or ZA...Think i'll keep Kerio in mind cuz your review sounded pretty positive. Man am i gonna miss Sygate! Thanks for sharing the info!

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Sygate Firewall is still available ( downloaded it just the other day as a test) from the

Symantic/Sygate page - redirecting to Simtel:

http://smb.sygate.com/free/default.php

If one can handle a firewall without customer support, go for it. As well, the forums should be

help to users with questions. :D

But will they continue updates?

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But will they continue updates?
Sygate's Enterprise firewall and endpoint compliance products, which will still be updated and supported.

Looks like only Enterprise user will still get updates/support...

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