Good free firewall w/ outbound?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Pineapples23, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Pineapples23 macrumors member

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    Hi forum,

    I was wondering if you guys recommend any firewalls that monitors outbound. I think the Yosemite default only has inbound.
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    What's wrong with the one that comes with OS X? Just to into System Preferences/Security and turn it on.
     
  3. joedec macrumors 6502

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    The best solution for Mac by far is Little Snitch, although its not free. (Of course you can try it for free)
     
  4. wksj macrumors member

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    There you go.
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Radio silence, works well and at $9 is about as close to free as you'll get.
    The Download includes a free trial.
     
  6. joedec, Apr 5, 2015
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    joedec macrumors 6502

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    This is a good solution if you want an application firewall. I have to admit sometimes Little Snitch can be a little much. Its nice to know hostname and port number, but it requires more skill and judgment. I currently have 123 rules and now all is quiet.

    For $9 and the simplicity, if I had it to do over I think I might buy this instead.
     
  7. dyt1983, Apr 5, 2015
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