FortKnox Personal Firewall

FortKnox Personal Firewall 2009 4.0.195.0

Comprehensive protection for your system

Browsing the Internet can be a dangerous activity if you don't have the appropriate tools to protect your system, such as a firewall. View full description

PROS

  • Includes real-traffic monitor
  • Supports filters and rules
  • Full featured settings menu

CONS

  • Seems a bit complex for home users
  • Displays constant warning messages during the first days of usage

Good
7

Browsing the Internet can be a dangerous activity if you don't have the appropriate tools to protect your system, such as a firewall.

FortKnox Personal Firewall sets a powerful filter between your Internet connection and your computer, controlling every bit of traffic that moves in any direction, both in uploads and downloads. You can therefore make sure your PC is protected from hackers, Trojans, spyware and other sorts of unauthorized access, as every time there's any kind of strange behavior, FortKnox will display a desktop notice to let you know.

The program features an exhaustive settings menu – which I personally found a bit too complex for a "personal" firewall that's aimed at home users. From there you can configure filters, create security rules, see which apps have access to the Internet and review your traffic logs. It also includes several skins to customize its interface and a real-time traffic monitor that helps you control your bandwidth usage.

Generally speaking FortKnox Personal Firewall is a good choice as home firewall, though it can get on your nerves with constant warning messages. Then again, after spending some time configuring filters and rules, you shouldn't have any other major problems.

Though a bit too complex for the home user, FortKnox Personal Firewall is still a good choice to guarantee security in domestic environments.

FortKnox Personal Firewall

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FortKnox Personal Firewall 2009 4.0.195.0