Easy PC Firewall is a new product to protect your computer against Viruses, Trojans, intruders, hackers, crackers and more!
Pros: Easy PC Firewall is a firewall protection for your PC. A firewall prevents unauthorized access to networked computer system. is an integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system based on rules defined by the user.. It can permit, deny, encrypt, decrypt, or proxy all computer traffic between different security domains. This piece of software strives to provide all that. For this purpose the software must be able to inspect all the incoming and outgoing traffic from/to the Internet. The user interface designed for the program lets you do that easily.
Inbound, outbound and blocked traffic are clearly indicated. You have master controls such as allow all and block all applications from sending traffic out into the Internet. A third selective control is "ask me". That lets you selectively block applications. All this is helped by a display of the list of applications running on the system. While that allows you of suspicious activity you need tools to kill off applications that are dubious. The process killer lets you select a specific process running and terminate it if required. You may let a process hibernate too and then let it resume at some point. Process killer also displays detailed information about processes running in the system. New access attempts are flagged and alert displayed with buttons that lets you either to block the access or to allow it. It lets you implement the default policy or one of the two major approaches for firewalls; allow all or block all.
Cons: The biggest problem, for all such firewalls, is that you need to know what each process is doing to be able to decide whether to allow one or block it. If you do not know you`ll need to check out on the Internet and that could become quite a hassle leading users to take chances and lead to attacks on the system.
Overall: With a nice and easy to use interface this is quite an effective firewall. Overall rating is 4 stars.