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Firewall tests are designed to promote firewall software

Discussion in 'General Security' started by groucho7, Oct 4, 2013.

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  1. groucho7

    groucho7 Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2013
    Just like many online virus scanners are designed to promote particular anti-virus products, so are many online firewall tests and port scanners designed to promote particular firewall software.

    Steve Gibson's Shields UP! promotes ZoneAlarm (see https://www.grc.com/zonealarm.htm) which seems to be pure spyware (see http://chateaumezcal.com/caveat/zap0719.htm). ShieldsUP! also seems inconsistent and unreliable (see http://words.jml.is/4444/shieldsup-analyzed. PC Flank promotes Outpost Pro Firewall (see http://www.pcflank.com/pcflankleaktest.htm) and so on.

    Do you know of a reliable and objective firewall test that does not promote any product?

    Thank you very much.
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