Firewall edition is not a replacement for Windows firewall, but it works on top of it, giving you control over every network connection that processes make. This edition also gives you application execution control, which is an excellent hybrid of anti-exe and HIPS, most effective if you run the program in "Ask user" mode.
If you are looking to have proper control over what happens on your system, the Firewall edition is it.
Yes, it is a front end. SpyShelter Firewall does much more than just providing a front end for Windows Firewall, of course. But I haven't used the program recently. @ichito is in a better position to provide accurate info.So the firewall is a front end to the Windows firewall? And there i was thinking that someone made a true, new firewall...
Spyshelter isn't new, it is a decade old already. But it is still the the most efficient HIPS on the market with a very well made process logger.So the firewall is a front end to the Windows firewall? And there i was thinking that someone made a true, new firewall...
Spyshelter isn't new, it is a decade old already. But it is still the the most efficient HIPS on the market with a very well made process logger.
If you want a, serious true firewall, you will find it on corporate solutions, mot much on home ones.
New -12.0 - free version is featured with HIPS, fierwall module and screen protection (action #35)...all action are listed on creenshot belowI know Spyshelter, i just didn't follow up on it ever since they stopped the free version. That free version didn't have the firewall available. I don't need a serious firewall, i don't run a corporation, i have a router and Tinywall and i am sure hackers that will pass those won't waste their time with me, but i always liked 3rd party software firewalls. Thanks.
If the user does not disable the system firewall, then during an outgoing connection of any program, the rules of which firewall will take precedence - the Windows firewall or SpyShelter firewall?It allows to manage network rules basing on WFP filters but in own another way - rules of System FW are not imported to SSFW and vice versa so we can disable that first one.
Is it verified? For example, simplewall firewall, like SpyShelter, uses the Windows Filtering Platform to filter traffic, and the instructions for simplewall read “Simplewall works through WFP (Windows Filtering Platform) capabilities. The simplewall firewall does not change the configuration of the Windows firewall, but the Windows firewall filters have more high priority and processed first. " Although the mechanism of SpyShelter may somehow be implemented differently. Therefore, I asked about the priority: was the Windows firewall and the SpyShelter firewall checked, which of them had priority in connection processing? Just using the Windows firewall you can control some connections that cannot be controlled in the SpyShelter firewall, for example, the thin control svchost.exe. or control of Windows services.It looks that SpyShelter's rules are over the rules of System FW