Last night I received an email from a friend who had just picked up a used computer system which is running Microsoft’s Windows XP. The question was presented to me asking which free firewall I would recommend. I haven’t given much thought about a firewall, but did recall Outpost Firewall. I took a spin around the Internet and found that Outpost Firewall was still available.
Here is what is being said about Outpost Firewall from their web site:
Outpost Firewall gives peace of mind from any virtually every Internet danger. Unlike other personal firewalls, Outpost starts protecting against all kinds of internal and external attacks as soon as it’s installed.
This is the first firewall with an open architecture and support for plug-ins, so its capabilities can easily be extended by thousands of developers worldwide.
- Basic Firewall Protection – Standard packet and application filtering safeguard your computer from unwanted communications.
- Connections Monitoring – Lets you see network activity in real time, to help define inappropriate connections and close them right away.
Surfing Protection – Maintains your privacy on the Internet, keeps browser protected from Internet dangers.
The main benefit in using a 3rd party firewall on a XP box is that they provided bidirectional protection. So if you are in need of a new firewall, consider giving Outpost Firewall a try.