sunShield Pro
sunShield Pro
2.0.3

5.0

sunShield Pro free download for Mac

sunShield Pro

2.0.3
12 November 2007

Preference pane manages OS X firewall.

Overview

sunShield Pro is a preference pane that manages the built-in firewall in OS X.

What's new in sunShield Pro

Version 2.0.3:
  • While sunShield is undergoing massive changes for Leopard full integration, this is an interim release that fixes bug introduced with Leopard's build 9a581.
  • The bug is not in Mac OS X 10.5, but in the way sunShield Pro tries to read some system data.

8 sunShield Pro Reviews

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Cowicide
19 July 2011

Most helpful

Is this Abandonware? No update in 5 years makes me think so.
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Version 2.0.3
Cowicide
19 July 2011
Is this Abandonware? No update in 5 years makes me think so.
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Version 2.0.3
Gaoshan
10 February 2006
Super neat! I have used Brickhouse in the past (like, 10.2 past) and this pref pane looks to be a simple, powerful, convenient way to have more detailed management over my firewall. It certainly beats what Apple has built in and it is not as intimidating as editing the raw firewall tables. Very nice!
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Version 2.0beta
A new version (surprisingly 1.6) which adds support for Tiger is currently undergoing beta testing. Because it is beta, and as usual is somehow a risk to a healthy system, it is available if you know what you are doing and want to help testing the build. Not many new features and main thing is inded Tiger. I had to tweak many things, for for the time being, this build is not supported on Pre Tiger systems. Check the website's forums, or send me a mail to get more info.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
01 July 2004
Absolutely amazing, been using it from the start and I love every update! Keep 'em coming :)
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
29 January 2004
a new version is coming soon. You can see a screenshot of the version 1.5 on the web site ...
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Version 1.02
Anonymous
01 November 2003
I would like to give it a try but is this prefpane compatible with Panther?
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Version 1.02
Pedro Gomes da Silva
16 September 2003
sunShield saved my day. I had LOTS of problems with my home ftp server, since i stop using Apple's built in server and start using pure-ftpd (a great server that doesn't compromise my mac security giving full acess to all my files to anyone who has an account). The built in GUI for the firewall didn't allow me to open the right ports needed for passive FTP but sunshield did. The easy way to configure it? since both apps (the built in GUI and sunshield) are just interfaces for the same firewall activate the built in first, open the ports you need (and can) there, install sunshield and add the remaining rules from there. Easy! ;)
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Version 1.02
foozman
23 January 2003
This is only useful if you already understand how the native firewall works. I work with Firewalk X 2 which is pretty complicated compared with the control panel for the native firewall or a program like Net Barrier, and I was unable to do anything with sunshield. I suspect that if the documentation didn't assume that you could guess what everything meant, it would be a good program. It would probably be useful for someone who understands how to program the native firewall from the command line but doesn't like to. For anyone else, it is not really worth the trouble of downloading. Fortunately, it has a nuke button in the control panel. This button removes all trace of sunshield upon restart. It is the only button in the sunshield control panel that I understood.
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Version 1.01
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
30 June 2004
There is a manual, you know, which can be downloaded from the home page.
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Version 1.5
$29.95

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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