Sunbelt Personal Firewall
Sunbelt Personal Firewall
Sunbelt’s Personal Firewall is our top choice again this year as the best stand-alone personal firewall. It’s simple but powerful.
Make no mistake, this is a serious firewall software suitable for the most demanding uses. But Sunbelt has made it accessible even for novice users.
Sunbelt keeps up their record of delivering strong, easy to use software with this release of their Personal Firewall.
In our many test installations, we didn’t encounter any snags, although it’s important to note the Personal Firewall isn’t yet compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows.
The user interface is well set up to for both novices and advanced users. You can either set-it-and-forget-it or fully customize it to suit your needs.
Resource usage was excellent. For such a strong and fully active bi-directional firewall, we found little to no effect on system load, even under the high volume network attacks we threw at our test PCs in our labs.
It should be noted that while this is and excellent software firewall, a firewall alone doesn’t mean your PC is protected. For Sunbelt, that comes in the VIPRE Antivirus Premium firewall combo.
By upgrading to VIPRE Antivirus Premium, your PC has protection against all types of viruses, worms, trojans, and other attacks.
Alone, Sunbelt Personal Firewall is powerful in its own right, but VIPRE Antivirus Premium offers a high-performance, high-value antivirus firewall software to help protect your PC online.
Sunbelt Personal Firewall Features
Solid Two-way Firewall
Filters ingoing and outgoing traffic. All incoming traffic is stopped and scanned for threats until you let it through. Outgoing traffic is stopped and scanned to prevent hidden programs from reporting back to their makers.
Improved Network Performance
More quickly and efficiently allows connections to and from the Internet while filtering for malicious activity.
Excellent Packet Filtering
Traffic inbound and outbound is inspected for malicious activity.
Prevents Process Injection Attempts
Prevents many malicious trojans and other malware from injecting into other good programs running and pretending to be them.
Software performs well even under high-volume network attacks and other load.
Updated Translations Files
Spanish, French, and several other languages now have improved support.
Seamless Integration with VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware
The Sunbelt Personal Firewall pairs with VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware for complete antivirus firewall software protection