Symantec to Ditch Sygate Firewall

Another free Windows firewall bites the dust. Symantec Corp. has announced rather abruptly that as of next week it will no longer support or offer its Sygate line of firewall products.

The move comes little more than three months after Symantec bought Sygate Technologies along with its Sygate Pro and Sygate Free personal firewall products. I use the free version of Sygate on two of my machines at home and will be sorry to see this excellent and highly configurable offering discontinued. No word yet on whether folks who recently purchased Sygate Pro will be eligible for a refund. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 26th November 2005 1:36AM