March 5th, 2006, 04:01 AM #1
Sygate Personal Firewall...Uh-Oh!
Horror of Horrors! Now the I've just rid my computer of Norton and installed Sygate's Personal Firewall, which is most excellent. I read on their website that Symantec bought them. That can't be good. At least I still got it for free from the Simtel.com site, even though the sygate website officially said:
"Important Notice: Effective November 30th, 2005 all Sygate consumer firewall products will be discontinued. For technical assistance with these products, please email SMBSupport@Symantec.com. In addition, the consumer firewall support forum will be available for 60 days per our standard support policy. Note: this end of life only applies to the consumer firewall products and does not affect Sygate's Enterprise firewall and endpoint compliance products, which are still be updated and supported. Thank you and we look forward to assisting you with the wonderful line of Symantec products. Please click here for Symantec Support.
If your Sygate Personal Firewall product is due for renewal, please visit Symantec's online store for special upgrade pricing on Norton products.
If you did not previously own a Sygate Personal Firewall product, please click here to visit Symantec's online store."
Norton is taking over the world!!!
So how is it that Simtel is offering the sygate firewall and what do we do about support from here on out?
March 5th, 2006, 10:24 PM #2
This is old news but it's still horrible to read about. The good Windows firewalls are slowly being taken away.
March 5th, 2006, 10:30 PM #3
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Ya, its true...Symantec bought them out...but if you get the version 5.6, which was the old freeware one, you'll be fine(did Symantec even release Sygate again? Or are they recoding it so that it is slower, and crappier?)
I have a personal copy here so that if websites do decide to stop allowing d/ls of it, I will still have it..."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
March 5th, 2006, 10:52 PM #4
I would assume they bought it out to eliminate a competitor. Most likely they'll recode it to integrate into the Norton suite (shudder). So it will no longer be the nimble and quality that Sygate made it but Norton bloatware...
March 5th, 2006, 10:57 PM #5
Lol! I thought I had some breaking news! I'm glad I got it when I did...
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