Kirio Beta is Great!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    alright, I've been a huge fan of sygate since I started using it...small, as effective as any, and it does not slow my connection down even a bit.

    so, I ws reluctant to try the
    kiro beta
    , but I've gotten a rave review so I thought I'd give this thing a go

    very impressive

    this program caters to the paranoid, but in a good way.

    every single new app that's launched has to get permission from kirio.

    it starts with excellant rules, ande takes you forward from there.

    here's a typical exampl;

    suppose you launch mailwasher for the first time;

    you'll be prompted to give permission for MailWasher to be launched!!!then prompted for mailwasher to access internet, (of course), but then prompted again for MailWasher to launch The email client!!!, then again prompted to for the mail program to access!. incredibly aware of everything that's going on in your box.

    this is real time protection of viruses and trojans, and so far, this program is soo good it's silly.

    GIVE THIS BETA A SHOT
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Kerio's always been my firewall of choice, works a charm ;)
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    GOT THE BETA 6 YET SPEEDY?

    if not, get it
     
  4. Enyo

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    Indeed it is great! Im still on version2 but have been testing beta 6 on other systems, its very impressive :)
     
  5. Drew

    Drew Guest

    Does Kerio use less resources than ZA Pro? I use the latest version of ZA and am happy with it's security, but it seems a might hungry to me.
     
  6. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    From thetests I've ran, Kerio beta uses a bit more resources than ZAPro.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    It looks liek the entire working set of kirio is 2mbs

    I'm almost certain za, pro and free uses much more then that, but I refuse to install za on my box to test it...coucl someone else tell us that?
     
  8. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    My satellite Internet Connection doesn't get along well with many firewalls .... the only one I have found that works well is Black ICE 3.6 ... but I may give Kerio's new beta a try. :)
     
  9. Drew

    Drew Guest

    According to TM, with ZA Pro running I have the following mem useage:

    zapro.exe - 2712k
    vsmon.exe - 7030k
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    welcome to our board drew:cool:

    do me a favor if you're still on line, or anyone that has za, pro or free;

    look at your pf usage under performance in task manager.

    then close out pf za, and tell me the delta...make sure the service closes out also...(delta=differance in pf useage)

    this will tell us the working set of za..what the working set is and what is currently being used are two differant figures, as there are features that are not resident in ram yet.

    this btw is exactly what a large pagefile is for...to have address area for features in the working set that are not being used at the moment

    I have to go, so I won't see your answer till later.

    thanx drew
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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    well. releasing the working set in kirio is actually closer to 3mbs of ram

    I just did the same with sygate

    you are not going to believe this...13MBS!!!

    I believe I'm about to toss sygate off my box

    gonna do some security tests with kirio, some speed tests on the internet also.

    if everything is up to snuff, kirio is clearly the better application
     
  12. Drew

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    PF with ZA running - 271 mb

    PF without - 258mb

    Which by my abacus makes ZA Pro about the same as Sygate?
     
  13. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    dealer - I am running ZA Freebie

    za.Exe = 2,572K
    vsman.exe = 7,896K

    PF Usage with ZA running = 193MB
    PF Usage with ZA shutdown = 177MB

    I think that is what you were looking for.
     
  14. Drew

    Drew Guest

    Completely forgot my manners!:(

    Thanks for the welcome.
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx drew and dy

    16mbs..huge ...and that's the free...the pro is a supposed to be much bigger program...interesting it's smaller on a differant boxnow, compared to the new kirio at just under 3, this looks too good to be true.

    I just did some speed tests on a very slow, (12 k) connection, and kirio has not slowed my connection one bit

    believe it or not, some tests ran faster with the firewall then without, and none ran slower with the firewall then without...interesting.

    next I'll do some security tests, and post again
     
  16. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    that's it...totally secure, totally invisable

    I'm going too uninstall my sygate.

    this program is just too good to be true.

    I'm not sure if this beta is going to be the free version, so in case it's not, I'm recomending everybody download the copy even if you are happy with your firewall, and keep the installer on cd for possible future use.

    I love this fujucking program,
     
  17. Kr0m

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    I'm not sure what the deal with my system is then, because Kerio was over 12MB. I'll install it again to find out...
     
  18. Kr0m

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    aye captain, I stand corrected, sort of I guess. I was including the totals of the admin.exe for advanced configuration. I'll give Kerio an honest try now. Thanks for the info!
     
  19. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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    I,ve been running SGP on trial, have now put Kerio on and as Dealer says , I'm very impressed with it so far, early days yet.
    :)
     
  20. Kr0m

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    Aye, I'll keep a lookout for future versions. I'm too used to the options in my Zone Alarm and the programs that go along with it, like, myNetWatchman & Zonelog Analyser.

    I do like a few of the options in the Admin Configuartion though.