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    Default Firewall Security test results from Matousec - Feb 2013

    Hi !


    The latest testresults from Matousec:
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    2013-01-18: New results have been published for:
    • Comodo Internet Security Premium 6.0.260739.2674
    • SpyShelter Firewall 1.5
    • VIPRE Internet Security 2013 6.1.5493
    • ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2013 11.0.000.038


    After quite a long time we have a new version of Comodo Internet Security here in Proactive Security Challenge 64. Comodo Internet Security confirmed its number one position on the field of Windows proactive security once again. Although it lost 2 % points comparing to its previously tested version, it is still the only product that reached over the 90% bar. 92% score for today for Comodo. Congratulations!

    SpyShelter Firewall is new to our challenge. Most of the tested products just failed hardly for the first time. Not SpyShelter Firewall! This was one of the greatest positive surprises we have had here in the last couple of months. SpyShelter scored 79 % and next time it may even go for an excellent score if its vendor fixes several minor weak points that we found. Good job!

    The previously tested paid ZoneAlarm Extreme Security performed slightly better than its free alternative ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall. However, it seems that a functionality, which was responsible for protecting the browser against various malicious techniques, was removed from ZoneAlarm Extreme Security and so this time it scored just as its free cousin tested last time – 34 %.
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    Introduction - www.matousec.com

    Comodo firewall v6 has a new UI without the usual right-click functions on the taskbar-icon.
    The options to change security-level, fx. from "Safe" to "Training" has been removed in v6, which means that it is more complicated to switch levels, something that is usually needed everytime you want to install new software, otherwise youīll get a lot of popups during the installation.
    The new UI is confusing and it would be better if Comodo offered the user a choice between the old and new UI.

    I tested Comodo firewall on WS2012, just the HIPS (Defence+) as there is no (official) support for WS2012.
    So i used it together with Windows Firewall, with Comodoīs firewall disabled.
    I will post some testresults in another thread.

    Comodo lost 2% in Matousecīs test which means that there is 2 good reasons not to upgrade to v6....
    1. v5 has better protection
    2. v6 has a new UI without the usual right-click functions of the taskbar-icon
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    Looks like new results have also bee published for the following:

    2013-02-20: New results have been published for:

    ESET Smart Security 6.0.308.0
    FortKnox Personal Firewall 9.0.305.0
    Jetico Personal Firewall 2.1.0.12.2466
    UnThreat Internet Security 2013 6.1.36.15542.

    Same link!

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    Hi !

    Yes, noticed that yesterday but havenīt had time to post about it (yet).
    And Comodo is still #1....
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    Hi !

    One weird thing, previously Matousec has regularly updated their main page when new testresults have been available, but not this year.
    Which made me wonder if they still were alive...
    So a few days ago i decided to check their page about the "Proactive Security Challenge 64", and then i found new testresults !
    If you want to check for new results, then donīt look at their main page...

    http://www.matousec.com/projects/pro...-challenge-64/
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