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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 200 votes out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.2808
  • Total Downloads:
    4,039,490
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (See description); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This easy-to-use firewall presents itself as a quality option for those seeking protection from the Net nasties. We like Sygate Personal Firewall's handy and clear interface, which lets you quickly disable the firewall and access dialog windows via the system-tray icon.

This application is a good bet for beginners because it's not necessary to configure any settings to get started. When the utility detects a program trying to connect to the Web for the first time, it asks you whether to allow or disallow access and remembers the setting. Advanced users can set permissions manually for any group of applications, such as a range of trusted IPs and protocols. Unfortunately, the current version isn't Vista compatible if you're looking for an alternative to the Windows Firewall.

The app didn't slow down our computer and less than 10 MB of RAM. Password protection guards against other users, such as children or employees, changing settings or turning off the firewall. Whether you're new to firewalls or have used them before, this free option should be on your shortlist.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 200 votes

    • 5 star 109
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 38
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6.2808
Unspecified updates and/or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Sygate Technologies
Publisher web site http://smb.sygate.com
Release Date February 08, 2007
Date Added February 08, 2007
Version 5.6.2808
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 8.8MB
File Name sygate562808.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,039,490
Downloads Last Week 31
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations See description
Price $39.95

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