software firewalls - have folks used Norton's?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by law guy, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. law guy macrumors 6502a

    law guy

    Jan 17, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    What internet firewall have contributors to this site had success with? I'm considering Norton's internet security package which has Norton's Personal Firewall product. Have folks experienced any software conflicts or slowdowns, etc.? Suggestions for what people believe to be a better product would also be appreciated.

    The intended use is home office on a dual 1.42 powermac with a cable connection.

    Many thanks-

  2. bombensington macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2002
    10.2 has a built-in firewall. just go to your system preferences, click on the sharing button, and click the firewall tab. you can choose which ports to open up from there.

    easy peasy.

    in my experience (but it's my personal preference), norton on the mac = crappy, at best.
  3. Chimaera macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2002
    Brickhouse is meant to be pretty good, you can probably find it on versiontracker.

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