Re: What Is Norton IS 2011 Using Port 137 For?
02-23-2011 04:05 PM
You have something that looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, and you are complaining because it isn't a chicken. It just is never going to become a chicken.
Yes, I agree 100% as it pertains to the firewall.
To clarify, NIS has many strong points, the basic firewall portion is not one of them. I have only mentioned a few problems I have found in my postings.
Perhaps Symantec could approach Comodo about a licensing agreement to use their firewall? If that is not an option, at least design the product so it would be easy to decouple the firewall portion. If you read many of the forum posts, individuals are already going that route. Perhaps they read the latest test results from Matousec?
Personally, I will take a look at Norton Antivirus when it comes to NIS renewal time. I do know the Endpoint product that Symantec offers commercial users is absolutely terrible in detecting the current web based threats when configured not to use it's firewall. I will have to research if Norton Antivirus is better in that regard.