Opinions on Intego NetBarrier X5?

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

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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