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NetBarrier X8 is a professional-grade firewall and identity-protection application.

  • Active application list easily identifies applications using bandwidth as well as incoming vs. outgoing bandwidth for each application
  • Logical default profiles for the different kinds of networks you connect to (home, public, and work)
  • Automatic profile switching detects when the network connection changes and makes it easy to select a new profile
  • Easily blocks/allows connections for specific local devices
  • Easily configures primary network channels to/from the Internet and to/from the local more...

What's New

Version 10.8.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Cerniuk Member IconReview+184
Cerniuk
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One of my absolutely favorite tools gone down the tubes. Intego 2013 editions are essentially VirusBarrier 6x given a feature frontal lobotomy and a graphical interface that looks like they gave the app too much Benzodiazepine (dazed and confused with drool going).

The latest incarnation named after last year (seriously, even Microsoft stopped using dates in their product names) gives us roughly 1/4 of the features of VirusBarrier x6. Gone are the features that let us figure out who exactly was attempting access, what kind of traffic is currently occurring on the network and no ability to block key data items for detection of apps trying to extract your info. Want to block the Chinese hackers network address range? Sorry...

Worse the pablum interface shows almost no diagnostic information in it's drug induced arrangement and animation. The goofy graphics are very indicative of how seriously you can take this software.

Point blank, this thing is horrible, make the bad man stop.

I will continue to run VirusBarrier 6X until it is no longer supported on the OS and then switch to something with an interface built for computers (vs some print layout) and functional robustness. At this point I resent paying for VirusBarrier x6 because I know that the money goes into it's half-wit brother's pocket (VirusBarrier 2013)

Somewhere in the distance I hear the sounds of "Taps" playing and a flag being unfurled. A medal of valor being presented to the widow of Netbarrier... Good bye old friend, you will be sorely missed. Is VirusBarrier x6 next?

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Version 10.7.5
Rob123
+0

Agreed with you

Why not some advanced mode maintained with all the granular settings from good old x6 version ?

Same with Virusbarrier though

They have added some advanced settings back in version 10.8.1 but I have bad feeling about a company making this kind of "roadmaps"

tjekov37
+0

Agreed with you. Virus Barries X6 is the best !!!!

Kankei71 Member IconComment+100
Kankei71
+0

I don't get it.

NetBarrier cost 89$ and Mac Premium Bundle 2013 which includes VirusBarrier 2013 + Identity Scrubber + Family Protector + Washing Machine + Personal Backup AND Net Barrier 2013 also cost 89$ ?

This doesn't make sense.

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Version 10.7.5
Frankhh24 Member IconReview+4
Frankhh24
+1

I loved to use Netbarrier (Virusbarrier) until version x6. Lastly Intego split up back Virusbarrier into Virusbarrier and Netbarrier. With this Intego radically cut back the versatility and the attributes that were so important: fine tuning and manual configuration.
Now Netbarrier is not more than a tool for keeping things simple. But the life (and the internet) is by far not as simple. To make things worse Netbarrier needs a lot of memory and cpu-load.
Conclusion: I am now looking for alternatives.

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Version 10.7.3
raymondb Member IconReview+3
raymondb
+0

Intego security software is the best for Macs. I'm a happy loyal customer and highly recommend it! NetBarrier firewall adds a nice extra layer of security. This is a no brainer must-have app!

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Version 10.7.1
Runtime Member IconReview+47
Runtime
+2

After years as a satisfied customer (and reseller) using NetBarrier X5 we upgraded to the X6 (VirusBarrier) as to keep up with new versions of OS X.

In doing that we left a lean well working, and to all other alternatives, superior firewall to a large software with a lot of good stuff* we did not needed. This did not represent a problem (other from one or two clients messing things up) as VirusBarrier is easily configurable.

What was not obvious in the transition was that we were forced into a subscription system. Earlier the subscription was only about virus/malware definitions, now suddenly (and very quietly) it was the firewall itself! The Intego site is no clear at all about this; 'buy a protection' all over, not 'pay for a subscription'.

In the future we (and our clients) are to fork out 60% of the initial cost yearly (in a one year plan)! Even strange companies as PGP (now Symantech) has a perpetual alternative.

Worse, the reasoning for this is absolute ridiculous, Intego site; 'using out-of-date security software is dangerous'. This becomes completely nonsense
when the Intego protection just stops if you forget to pay!! That must be much worse than being out-of-date. It is only for the $ as I see it.


So, now back to reinstalling latest NetBarrier on all machines an clients, and stop all planed upgrades.


*although in a test run it catches only 4 out of 15 virus (ClamXav detects them all in any package)
Worm.BadTrans.B1 FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
W32.Elkern.C FOUND
Worm.SomeFool.Z FOUND
Worm.SomeFool.Z FOUND
W32.PrettyPark FOUND
Worm.Sircam FOUND
Worm.Sircam FOUND
Worm.Sircam FOUND

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Version 10.5.6
Cerniuk
+0

Interesting review with surprise of the Intego firewall extortion tactic (pay or we will drop your drawers!) yet you give this 5 stars?

Runtime
+0

No, either a fluke in the db or me fast and wrong. Should be much less. The product itself is OK (I am regretfully keeping X6 on two coloc servers).

The old great NetBarrier is still running on all machines (and to my surprise is still being updated).

I am slowly replacing all of them with the latest Little Snitch, but is quite complicated as Little Snitch settings is not designed to be 'replicated' in an easy way.

Zeta32 Member IconReview+1
Zeta32
+1

sucks

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Version 10.5.6
Xenos Member IconComment+138
Xenos
+6

i urge MacUpdate to shut down the user reviews as they mostly are pure nonsense.
comparingLittle Snitch with NetBarrier, for instance, or the fact that those users proving they have not the least order on their Apple joke boxes and never applying system maintenance but calling developer's work crap, demonstrates what annoying burden it is to read all this crap, which it mostly is.
MacUpdate, stop it! don't give chaotic kids any longer the chance to produce themselves !

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Version 10.5.5
Kobalt
+5

@ JAKE THE SNAKE - Time to get your facts straight. Little Snitch and Netbarrier are pretty much completely opposite in what they do. The first warns of and optionally stops stuff leaving your computer (from the dev: "As soon as you're connected to the Internet, applications can potentially send whatever information they want to wherever they want."). The other warns and optionally stops stuff entering your computer (from the dev: "Intego NetBarrier X5 ... offers thorough protection against intrusions coming across the Internet or a local network.")

@ MACTECHHEAD - Could you please be a little less superior in your comments? Not everyone lives in an English-speaking country and we don't all have a perfect command of the English language. Oh, and spell checkers don't work on grammar or sentence construction. Btw, swearing is generally thought to show a lack of creativity and respect.

Misha
+5

Actually, you can configure NetBarrier to alert you of outgoing connections initiated by apps on your Mac, similar to LittleSnitch...

0sand1s Member IconComment+6
0sand1s
+1

Im having trouble uninstalling. I went through deleting everything in library of intego and netupdate, used app zapper to delete app. But I cant kill the "netbarrier daemo (870)" process, I tried force quitting the process, Authenticated it, and the root process runs active soon as I Auth. the force quit. Same with the "netupdateagent" process.

Any idea on how I can get this off my HD??? Im trying to lower the amount of running process, I have 70 running at idle. Does it even matter how many process are active??? Im a n00b so please let me know respectfully.

Thanks.

djprotege@ymail.com

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Version 10.5.5
Ilgaz
+2

It has uninstaller right in the disk image you downloaded. You should run it to remove netbarrier, it is not a trivial application which you can uninstall with moving files to trash. kernel extensions etc. included too.

If you run the uninstaller, it will remove the files in right way.

Vlad-Didenko Member IconComment+7
Vlad-Didenko
+4

Not well thought-through firewall application. Messages are useless and information provided to make decisions is completely inadequate: http://didenko.com/files/091014_intego.png . Limited configurability - no way to allow/blok outgoing connections by destination domain/ip range (to prevent calls home, but leave other functionality intact).

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Version 10.5.5
Raven. Member IconReview+46
Raven.
+2

It froze my screen and Mac. After a restart it all works and shows up to date ??????
Strange behavior! It seems to work flawless like always!
I use Netbarrier now for years and this is my first error!
Raven.

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Version 10.5.4
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Version 10.7.5
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Version 10.7.5
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Version 10.7.3
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Version 10.5.8
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Version 10.5.6
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Version 10.5.6
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Version 10.5.6
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Downloads 164,620
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License Demo
Date 22 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $89.99