Sygate Personal Firewall

Sygate Personal Firewall is a firewall that automatically protects your PC from hackers and other malicious attacks. It includes full-ICS support, protocol driver-level protection and enhanced logging. All components are centrally managed with an included Enterprise Policy Manager.  Individually, these components provide multiple levels of protection against damage and loss and integration with existing provisioning, desktop management, enterprise management, remediation, network operations, helpdesk, asset management and audit solutions and workflows.

Sygate Personal Firewall is more than an advanced, user-friendly personal firewall – it is a bi-directional intrusion defense system. Sygate Personal Firewall ensures your personal computer is completely protected from malicious hackers and other intruders while preventing unauthorized access from your computer to a network. In essence, Sygate Personal Firewall makes your protected machines invisible to the outside world. Sygate Personal Firewall delivers unobtrusive, highly configurable, enforceable rule-based security policy by constantly operating in the background of your PC or server. Policies regarding applications, trusted IP addresses, ports, protocols and scheduling can be customized to support and secure any network configurations or requirements.

Sygate Personal Firewall is protecting your computer by actively looking for hostile intruders and Trojan horse applications. If an intrusion attempt occurs, Sygate Personal Firewall detects it in real-time with built-in host- and application-based intrusion detection technology, while blocking it by default. You are immediately notified and, with your approval, your Internet connection is adjusted to prohibit further attacks. Likewise, if an unauthorized application on your system attempts to access the Internet, Sygate Personal Firewall blocks it by default, advises you of the situation and waits for your approval before proceeding further.

Sygate Security Agent incorporates an application-centric firewall that stealths host systems, provides stateful firewalling, applies rule-based security policy, and controls application usage. As part of our Adaptive Protection capability we incorporate in our personal firewall advanced Application Protection to – Verify the authenticity of applications before allowing them to use the network – Ensure that a malicious program cannot insert code into trusted applications to execute an attack – Collect and correlate information to generate recommended application security and protection policies. Sygate Security Agent's intrusion prevention engine compares patterns of known attacks against all incoming and outgoing traffic as another layer of defense. Sygate's unique application-based approach to intrusion prevention uses application layer information to more effectively identify and block known attacks, while limiting reported false positives.

Some of the features of Sygate Personal Firewall are:

  • Now includes 12 months of protection updates and new product features as available throughout the year.
  • On-going Protection keeps your computer protected from the latest Internet risks by automatically renewing your subscription at the regular subscription price (plus applicable tax), so you don't have to. For more information, click here.
  • Stay connected all the time, protected against hackers, lurkers, and identity thieves.
  • Take control over which programs are allowed to connect to the Internet.
  • Go stealth when you’re online, making your computer invisible to hackers.
  • Communicate with confidence, knowing your personal data won’t go out without your knowledge.
  • Be the boss of your computer, directing all incoming and outgoing Internet traffic.
  • Now includes 12 months of protection updates and new product features as available throughout the year.
  • On-going Protection keeps your computer protected from the latest Internet risks by automatically renewing your subscription at the regular subscription price (plus applicable tax).

Some of the Sygate Personal Firewall requirements are:

  • Windows® XP Home/Professional Edition
    -300MHz or higher processor
    -256 MB of RAM
    -125 MB of available hard disk space
  • Windows 2000 Pro with SP3 or higher
    -300MHz or higher processor
    -128 MB of RAM
    -125 MB of available hard disk space
Review by Jared Moya

Sygate Personal Firewall has an average rating 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 user ratings.