Security Software Firewalls Sygate Personal Firewall Pro

Sygate Personal Firewall Pro 5.5.2710 for Windows

by Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (62 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.3 MB
License Shareware, $39.95
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 19,412
Publisher Sygate Technologies, Inc.
Homepage Sygate Personal Firewall Pro

Publisher's Description

Sygate Personal Firewall is more than an advanced, user-friendly personal firewall, it's a bi-directional intrusion defense system. It 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, it makes your protected machines invisible to the outside world. That makes it a must-have security measure for any PC that connects to a private network or the public Internet. Once you've been compromised, every other network you connect to is at risk; including your home, business and online bank accounts. No matter where you use your computer, whether remote or behind a corporate firewall, whether dial-up or an always-on broadband Internet connection, it gives you complete confidence that your precious business, personal, financial and other data is safe and secure. If that isn't enough, it includes advanced active-scan vulnerability assessment to pinpoint your weaknesses and fine-tune your security policy.

Latest Reviews

Beetleguise

Beetleguise reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jan 16, 2009

Very good firewall, easy to configure, if you can't figure it out it's still easy because of the pop up windows asking your permission and how to handle connections if temporary or permanent.

Sygate was bought out by Norton/Symantec and is no longer being developed, however there was very little changes with each version, you can now get the latest Sygate Personal Firewall Pro v 5.6 for free, just google and look on all those download sites like tucows, cnet, download.com and more.

All you need in a firewall without the extra crapification to slow you down. of course like most firewall it may drive you batty while you train it.

betasun

betasun reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jun 7, 2007

it does not work with my Xp SP2 ,any advise ?

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v5.5.2710 on Feb 17, 2007

f*ck Symantec!

mr_mr_007

mr_mr_007 reviewed v5.5.2710 on Mar 24, 2006

It's almoust perfect, but it has one minus.
It does not have a securety protecton licke Outpost althugh all that it's is TWICE AS GOOD as Outpost.
Sygate is almoust perfect.

wari

wari reviewed v5.5.2710 on Dec 30, 2005

Symantec announced that Sygate is no longer supported. That is sad considering that Sygate kicked Norton Firewall's A** but then again I guess technical excellence will always be secondary to money.

kashin

kashin reviewed v5.5.2710 on Oct 10, 2005

Am I the only one pissed off about big corporations buying smaller companies that make good products? Macromedia and Adobe merging was bad enough. *puke* Now I find out Corel bought my favourite image editing software, Paint Shop Pro. *yikes* I used to be a big fan of Sygate (as well as Ghost), but since Symantec bought them, I won't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Symantec is notorious for buying smaller companies and ruining their products. I have no doubt that Sygate will be no exception.

mansa

mansa reviewed v5.5.2710 on Sep 17, 2005

I have tried a lot of FW and every time I return to Sygate I don't know why, perheps it's the easiest and the more effiecient one
I think that's the only FW that satisfies you.
And now that symantec acquires it, it dies and will become less and less reliable : unfortunately :(

Jeffsoft

Jeffsoft reviewed v5.5.2710 on Aug 20, 2005

it's really sad to hear about this.. hope that Symantec doesnt break it

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v5.5.2710 on Aug 18, 2005

I'm a big fan of Sygate Pro and have used it for years. However, since it has just been acquired by Symantec, I guess that will soon end. Price goes up, quality comes down.

dimitrator

dimitrator reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jun 26, 2005

Highly recommended!
I have deployed the Syagate Personal Firewall protection for a few years and up to now it has denied all of the malicious worms' attacks. Although I don't have permanently installed an antivirus software my "holy" WinXP proves to be healthy (I don't use the IE either).
In comparison with ZoneAlarm, Sygate's Firewall does not possess the nasty memory leaks of the ZoneAlarm. Furthermore, its clean interface appeal far more to me than the colourful bla-bla tabbed one of the ZA. In addition, the incoming and outgoing history graphs provide more info than the ones of the other firewalls I have tried. However, ZA is also a bulletproof solution, but these memory leaks .....

Avg. Rating 4.4 (62 votes)
Your Rating
Beetleguise

Beetleguise reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jan 16, 2009

Very good firewall, easy to configure, if you can't figure it out it's still easy because of the pop up windows asking your permission and how to handle connections if temporary or permanent.

Sygate was bought out by Norton/Symantec and is no longer being developed, however there was very little changes with each version, you can now get the latest Sygate Personal Firewall Pro v 5.6 for free, just google and look on all those download sites like tucows, cnet, download.com and more.

All you need in a firewall without the extra crapification to slow you down. of course like most firewall it may drive you batty while you train it.

betasun

betasun reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jun 7, 2007

it does not work with my Xp SP2 ,any advise ?

McAleck

McAleck reviewed v5.5.2710 on Feb 17, 2007

f*ck Symantec!

mr_mr_007

mr_mr_007 reviewed v5.5.2710 on Mar 24, 2006

It's almoust perfect, but it has one minus.
It does not have a securety protecton licke Outpost althugh all that it's is TWICE AS GOOD as Outpost.
Sygate is almoust perfect.

wari

wari reviewed v5.5.2710 on Dec 30, 2005

Symantec announced that Sygate is no longer supported. That is sad considering that Sygate kicked Norton Firewall's A** but then again I guess technical excellence will always be secondary to money.

kashin

kashin reviewed v5.5.2710 on Oct 10, 2005

Am I the only one pissed off about big corporations buying smaller companies that make good products? Macromedia and Adobe merging was bad enough. *puke* Now I find out Corel bought my favourite image editing software, Paint Shop Pro. *yikes* I used to be a big fan of Sygate (as well as Ghost), but since Symantec bought them, I won't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Symantec is notorious for buying smaller companies and ruining their products. I have no doubt that Sygate will be no exception.

mansa

mansa reviewed v5.5.2710 on Sep 17, 2005

I have tried a lot of FW and every time I return to Sygate I don't know why, perheps it's the easiest and the more effiecient one
I think that's the only FW that satisfies you.
And now that symantec acquires it, it dies and will become less and less reliable : unfortunately :(

Jeffsoft

Jeffsoft reviewed v5.5.2710 on Aug 20, 2005

it's really sad to hear about this.. hope that Symantec doesnt break it

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v5.5.2710 on Aug 18, 2005

I'm a big fan of Sygate Pro and have used it for years. However, since it has just been acquired by Symantec, I guess that will soon end. Price goes up, quality comes down.

dimitrator

dimitrator reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jun 26, 2005

Highly recommended!
I have deployed the Syagate Personal Firewall protection for a few years and up to now it has denied all of the malicious worms' attacks. Although I don't have permanently installed an antivirus software my "holy" WinXP proves to be healthy (I don't use the IE either).
In comparison with ZoneAlarm, Sygate's Firewall does not possess the nasty memory leaks of the ZoneAlarm. Furthermore, its clean interface appeal far more to me than the colourful bla-bla tabbed one of the ZA. In addition, the incoming and outgoing history graphs provide more info than the ones of the other firewalls I have tried. However, ZA is also a bulletproof solution, but these memory leaks .....

iamconan

iamconan reviewed v5.5.2710 on Apr 13, 2005

I have used the basic free version for several months, until I moved up to the Pro version. I never suffered the problems that I got using the Zone Alarm Pro version 5. Sygate just works, thats it. The home page face is sorta dull looking, and is initially hard to figure out. But after a short amount of time, it become easier to use. Sygate Pro or Zone Alarm with Antivirus,,,,Hummm, good question on which one to choose! Both work great.

adamdawg

adamdawg reviewed v5.5.2710 on Apr 9, 2005

You WILL NOT find a better firewall..

I've used plenty. Zone Alarm Pro, Black Ice, Kerio, Outpost (I absolutely dispise this company. They are rude and unsupportive to PAYING customers.), Norton Internet Security, and F-Secure.

Sygate has beat the everliving crap out of all of them. Why? Because of many reasons. First of all, it catches everything as it should. It doesn't bother you constantly with notifications. It's very light on system resources. The GUI is simple and straight forward. It doesn't mask itself with a pretty outfit like zone alarm (all that does is waste valuable memory).

If you want a great firewall that you can trust, get sygate.

InSuboRdiNaTioN

InSuboRdiNaTioN reviewed v5.5.2710 on Mar 2, 2005

Excellent Program. Does a great job of keeping your computer secure, while being unobtrusive and very easy on the resources. Much better than ZoneAlarm, Kerio, and the likes.

chopper7

chopper7 reviewed v5.5.2710 on Jan 18, 2005

I have tried most of the big names...
and a few of the smaller names also
i find Sygate the best of them all..
i'm running win xp pro amd athlon 25
no problems at all i think you should
give this one a try....Chopper

g-smooth2k

g-smooth2k reviewed v5.5.2710 on Dec 13, 2004

Great firewall to have.

Been using it for about a year. Sygate's Firewall protection is just superb.

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