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 19,416
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.

Sygate Personal Firewall Pro

cfryfamily

cfryfamily reviewed v5.5.2710 on Nov 4, 2004

very good firewall. i used norton Personal Firewall before will not go back to norton. will say with sygate pro

..::][Ben][::..

..::][Ben][::.. reviewed v5.5.2710 on Oct 4, 2004

I used and loved Zone Alarm, but sind version 5.0 theres that annoying bug with gamevoice,and theres no fix in sight because zonelabs said, they do not even know what GV is ^^

After testing all commercial firewalls theres only one wich i want to use instead of ZA, this one...

Spygate locks like crap, but its AWESOME :p

cdanr

cdanr reviewed v5.5.2710 on Sep 24, 2004

I tried ZoneAlarm, Agnitum Outpost, Kerio and Norton Personal Firewall and by far and away Sygate Pro is the best firewall of all. It is easy to configure, very minimal in resources and blocks everything thrown at it.

I gotta agree this firewall is the best!

Radiant Quartz Heater

Radiant Quartz Heater reviewed v5.5.2710 on Sep 12, 2004

Worth the price. It has been solidly protecting my PC for quite a while now & the only problem I've ever had with it was with one of the earlier versions. It would just shut itself down without warning while running. The next update removed that problem however, & it has been smooth sailing since. An add on that I recommend to this program is the SPF Log Viewer (http://www.geocities.jp/.../sygate5/spflgvw_en.htm) - it allows you to filter Sygate's log files (by any criteria which is captured by the Sygate logs), which is about the only thing missing from the main program.

J_s_u

J_s_u reviewed v5.5.2710 on Aug 31, 2004

The best.

arvind

arvind reviewed v5.5 Build 2637 on Aug 2, 2004

Definately the best there is. Although ZoneAlarm Security Suite is also very good, it just slowed down my system a bit too much. If you're looking for a firewall, get this.....highly recommended

wat0114

wat0114 reviewed v5.5 Build 2577 on Jul 26, 2004

I'm only using the free version for now, but this firewall is awesome! It allows you to fine-tune security levels on all applications and services, the footprint is small and the logging capabilities are excellent. I suppose the only problem I've got with it is the lack of advice for services that want to access the network, thus making it better suited for the more technical savy. I've used Norton and Zone Alarm and Sygate in my opinion beats them both.

Pizda

Pizda reviewed v5.5 Build 2525 on Jun 24, 2004

Hands down, the best firewall money can buy.

zridling

zridling reviewed v5.5 Build 2525 on Jun 7, 2004

I switched from ZoneAlarm 5.x to Sygate 5.x and could not be happier. Sygate DOES NOT slow webpage loading, but unlike ZoneAlarm, it won't freeze your system and force a reboot. Best of all, its interface is far easier to understand and work with than either Norton or ZoneAlarm. I strongly recommend it. Don't take my word for it — independently test the security of Sygate's firewall against your present software and see if you're not impressed.

Jeffsoft

Jeffsoft reviewed v5.5 Build 2525 on Feb 7, 2004

Really the best!!!

zephlin

zephlin reviewed v5.5.2516 on Nov 15, 2003

Many Advanced Features. Problem: Slows down page loading. The extra security of this program is comparative to a Fast Weight Loss Program consisting of tying a rope around so tight you can't swallow. Sure you lost weight but at what price? Do you pay for a Fast Internet connection? Then why pay to slow it down?

Rob2771

Rob2771 reviewed v5.5 Build 2507 Beta on Oct 24, 2003

Man how old is that screenshot eh?

Anyhow - This firewall gets top rating from me as it has never let me down yet. And its ease to configure rules as well.

MonkY

MonkY reviewed v5.5 Build 2507 Beta on Oct 23, 2003

What's wrong with ppl at BetaNews ?!?! This beta version was released at least one month ago... ;). But, after all, Sygate is the best firewall for Windows (and easy to use). They have big problems with slowing down too much the transfer (that's why it gets a 4 rating from me)... And BetaNews is cool too... but a little slow lately ;)

adaminferior

adaminferior reviewed v5.0 Build 1175 on Aug 17, 2003

Excellent firewall, I have been using this for years. I have tried various others but keep coming back to this one. Use bob's block list, (http://www.unixhub.com/block.html) Dshields feeds (http://feeds.dshield.org/block.txt), other security sources and your intellect to keep your computer nice and secure from all the bulsh*t spammers, crackers, and poser hackers that swarm the net these days. (Note: Use bluetrack.co.uk’s Security Blocklist Converter to convert Bob’s block list, Dshields, and other IP lists such as peer guardian’s to convert it to a the format found in sygtate’s advance rules.

Jeffsoft

Jeffsoft reviewed v5.0 Build 1175 on Jul 22, 2003

version 5.1.1615 already out for some time..

logicos

logicos reviewed v5.0 Build 1137 on Dec 21, 2002

sygate pro 5 build 1150s-quick, not a resource hog
, does an excellent job of protection.
try adding finjan surfin guard for some extra protection.

betasun

betasun reviewed v5.0 Build 1117 on Aug 14, 2002

It works fine.

arnab

arnab reviewed v5.0 Build 1113 on Apr 30, 2002

Easy to use and doesn't slow down the computer too much

mikulka

mikulka reviewed v5.0 Build 1113 on Apr 30, 2002

Great firewall! Easy and effective.

googler

googler reviewed v4.2 Build 867 on Oct 26, 2001

It´s a really good firewall... It works great, its fast and don´t take much of the computers memory...
I RECOMMEND IT....
/Hagbard

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