Opinions on Intego NetBarrier X5?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigwig, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    I got it in the latest MacUpdate bundle and was wondering if it's really better (and why) than OSX's builtin security stuff.
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    that depends on your definition of better.
    Does it do it's job better? Doubtful. A packet either is or isn't allowed, and it's all in the configuration of the firewall.
    Is it more configurable? Probably (I haven't looked at it).

    In the end, WaterRoof is a really great GUI frontend for ipfw at a fraction of the price.
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Forget about it. WaterRoof + IPFW (free and built into OS X) are the best you can get.

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