Geek Software of the Week: Jetico Personal Firewall!

Jetico Personal FirewallOK, so this week I had to rebuild a Windows Me system for a customer. (I know… I know… bear with me!) It was a 500 mHz system with 192 meg of memory. (Ouch!) They were connecting it directly to the Internet with a cable modem, and NO router/firewall between them and the evil, cruel world! (OK, it was BAD!) So, I needed a firewall that would run on Windows 98 variants, and keep the PC safe (well, safer!) So, here’s what I used:

Jetico Personal Firewall

“Jetico Personal Firewall v.1 is the most powerful and flexible personal firewall for legacy Microsoft operating systems: Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0. Jetico Personal Firewall is designed to give the user full control over the networking subsystem. The key principles are rule based stateful filtering, open configuration, detailed logging and live statistics. Open configuration means: no hidden rules or dependencies. User can inspect and modify every bit of Jetico Personal Firewall configuration. In conjunction with rule based filters it gives the user unprecedented control over network related events. Fine grained logging and statistics simplify both network events and firewall configuration analysis. The unique live statistics display which firewall rules are applied in the real-time. All these things combined together makes more that powerful firewall – the ultimate tool to protect and monitor your system. And last, but not least: Jetico Personal Firewall v.1 is FREE! Supported operating systems: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP”

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