Kaspersky Labs is a renowned security software provider and one of the best respected vendors, along with Symantec and McAfee. Anti-Hacker is Kaspersky's firewall software, which has now been integrated with Kaspersky Internet Security, an integrated security suite that is extremely popular and has done exceptionally well in most test labs. Anti-Hacker firewall has, as expected, most features present in good firewall software, like application control, filtering control, keeping ports in stealth mode, a safe vault for personal data and monitoring network activities. Anti-Hacker will hide your computer and the ports on it from intruders, will block Trojans and other exploitations like identity theft, but will not stop cookies or hide your browser information.
Anti-Hacker's deceptively simple control panel not only provides powerful protection in default settings, but also allows experienced users to fine-tune their protection settings. At first glance, you will not understand the customizing options, but if you get into it you will find you can customize most firewall settings with ease. For example, you can customize the ports on your computer and other settings, i.e. you can change the port-rules by specifying which application can use which port or port range. You can opt to receive a message when an application violates any rule; this behavior can be recorded into log files with the application name, address and ports. The help section provides guidance in customizing the firewall settings.
Installing Kaspersky Anti-Hacker is extremely easy, with good documentation supplied. When you require help on a specific topic in a particular section, pressing the help button will take you to the right topic in the index. Kaspersky also offers email and toll-free telephone support 24 hours a day.
Author Angela Parisdate added 2009-09-07 12:56:56