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These days it is essential that you have some kind of firewall software installed on your system. To this end I have listed some of the best, free Firewall applications around.


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ZoneAlarm Firewall


Windows 2000 and above



   ZoneAlarm is an easy-to-use software firewall, that blocks hackers and other unknown threats, it has Intrusion Blocking which systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts and uses a Stealth Mode that automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet.

Zone Labs, a Check Point company, is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security.

(ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use, excluding governmental entities and educational institutions).

For more information | User Guide

Not 64-Bit Compatible


Comodo Firewall


Windows XP and Above



   Unfortunately, most firewalls leak. But Comodo's Firewall is unique in that it passes all known leak tests to ensure the integrity of data entering and exiting your system.

Comodo has put it's firewall through all kinds of sophisticated tests to ensure its product is powerful enough to ward off these attacks with default settings.

For more information

64-Bit Compatible


Ashampoo Firewall




Windows XP and Vista



   Ashampoo has years of experience in making programs simple to use. The Ashampoo FireWall FREE user interface explains itself, every step of the way. The information is right there on the screen where you need it, so that most users will never need to consult the help. But detailed help is also there when you need it.

For more information

Not 64-Bit Compatible


Outpost Firewall Free Edition




Windows XP and Vista



   Outpost Firewall Free gives you solid firewall protection with standard packet and application filtering to safeguard your data against unauthorized third parties. Plus, you get advanced protection against illegal program activity that will help stymie unknown threats. All this coupled with minimum impact on your system resources makes Outpost Firewall Free a must-have instrument for an unprotected PC.

For more information

64-Bit Compatible


IPCOP Firewall


x86 hardware, Linux Based

New ApplicationIPCOP


   The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution. It is geared towards home and SOHO users. The IPCop web-interface is very user-friendly and makes usage easy.

IPCop Linux is a complete Linux Distribution whose sole purpose is to protect the networks it is installed on. By implementing existing technology, outstanding new technology and secure programming practices IPCop is the Linux Distribution for those wanting to keep their computers/networks safe.

For more information | Documentation


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Vyatta Router



x86 hardware, VMWare & Xen



   Vyatta is a Linux-based, open network operating system that integrates advanced enterprise-class routing, security, bandwidth management and more. Vyatta runs on standard x86 hardware, VMWare & Xen and offers config via familiar CLI and web GUI.

Vyatta's open source, software-based approach to networking allows them to deliver a complete network OS that can connect and secure physical infrastructures as well as virtualization and cloud infrastructures. Vyatta software and appliances offer users a flexible, affordable alternative to proprietary, hardware-based, routers, firewalls, VPN concentrators and intrusion prevention devices.

For more information | Documentation


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