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Old 06. Jun 2011, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Yet another one bites the dust

RIP Sunbelt Personal Firewall...

http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Home-...onal-Firewall/

Inevitable since the end of Clear Cloud DNS I guess. Shades of Sygate's fate, as I think MC has ruefully oberved already...

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Old 07. Jun 2011, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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GFI killing good stuff like norton does..shame
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Yes indeed, I fear the writing was on the wall from the minute GFI took over. Watch out for Malwarebytes being discontinued in it's free form too (my next prediction) as GFI also have a hand in this pie.

The free Sunbelt was never upgraded for Windows 7 anyway and for XP users there are still plenty of good ones left such as Sygate, Kerio and NetVeda. Since Windows 7 arrived there's a better case for using the inbuilt firewall, but if anyone wants a good solution without HIPS I still recommend FortiClient. Just de-select the antivirus and VPN parts during the install process (unless you want them) but the web filter is worth keeping along with the firewall.
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Am i correct in thinking that Comodo IS can be used as just a firewall without using the defense plus component?
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yes u r correct
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Old 08. Jun 2011, 12:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Watch out for Malwarebytes being discontinued in it's free form too (my next prediction) as GFI also have a hand in this pie.
How so? I don't remember ever seeing any relationship between GFI and Malwarebytes other than being competitors.
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How so? I don't remember ever seeing any relationship between GFI and Malwarebytes other than being competitors.
Check out the strategic alliances list under their partners link.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/partners/strategic

GFI don't give, link, help or associate with anything unless they expect something back from it.

The are also posting GFI links in their forum.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index...howtopic=74557
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Old 09. Jun 2011, 12:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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A partner doesn't have the power to shut down the company. If they threaten Malwarebytes, most likely the alliance will be off.
A forum is a place to share information, it's no different there from here.

Also, GFI isn't responsible for these shutdowns. Remember the ClearCloud thread.
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Also, GFI isn't responsible for these shutdowns. Remember the ClearCloud thread.
Like everyone, I saw what was posted, but chose not to believe a word of it. All I will say is that a lifetime of experience in the business sector leads me to believe that if GFI are not exerting this kind of pressure for their own ends, this is the first time such a thing has happened. Business rules and business policy dictate the road they will follow, no matter what anyone says is or isn't happening. As far as I can see, they are following the Symantec model 100%.
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