IPNetSentryX
IPNetSentryX
1.8c1

3.3

IPNetSentryX free download for Mac

IPNetSentryX1.8c1

21 October 2011

Protect your Mac from intruders.

Overview

IPNetSentry is a simple and intelligent security application which protects your Mac from outside Internet intruders. This is particularly important for Mac users who have cable modem, DSL, or another high-speed Internet service where connections can be maintained and left unattended for hours (or days) at a time.

Unlike most other Internet security products, IPNetSentry does not erect barriers for the safe use of your Internet connection. There is no need to "punch holes" in a firewall for specific applications you may wish to run. Instead, IPNetSentry silently and intelligently watches for suspicious behavior, and when triggered, invokes a solid filter which completely bans the potential intruder from your Mac.

What's new in IPNetSentryX

Version 1.8c1:
  • Apply all updates from IPNetRouterX.
  • Fixes for loading NKE and 64-bit structure aligment.
  • Rebuild NKE as 32/64-bit Universal.
  • OS X 10.7 Compatible.

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How would you rate IPNetSentryX app?

13 Reviews of IPNetSentryX

1.25
Anonymous
18 February 2003
Version: 1.0b2

Most helpful

CAUTION: I have a real problem with this beta: 1. I have used IPNetSentry in MacOS 9.x.x with very good results, because Sustainable Softworks provided a default set of rules for end-users like me. THIS is not the case in the current beta. 2. I am currently using Apple's OX firewall in 10.2.4 in combination with SNORT NIDS; SunShield and HenWen; this combination works well with OSX and are included with OSX ,or are available as freeware on VersionTracker! 3.Sustainable Softworks needs to work on a BETTER install/uninstall facility and a default set of end-user rules, than currently available. 4. I agree with the pendents: do your homework before using this beta
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8oo8
16 May 2007
Version: 1.6c3
Well, this question was posted one year and nine months ago yet the developer has NOT replied. Perhaps the developer's silence speaks volumes, no? Unless I see any evidence to the contrary, I'd say that if you've got OS 10.4 installed and have its firewall enabled, UDP blocked and Stealth enabled, IPNetSentry is superfluous......unnecessary. Anyone disagree? Hmmm?
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Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 1.3c6
I've got a really stupid question. Someone help me understand. Why would this be needed at all if stealth mode in Tiger was being used? In pinging my computer via 'test' of this software, there is zero result, therefore, my IP doesn't show up, or shows up in the software itself as 0.0.0.0. So I'm lead to believe through all the testing I tried at the online site, that this thing doesn't really do anyone any good, or am I just totally lost? Simply curious. I would imagine for anyone not using Tiger, this could be pretty nifty. Sorry, I simply have yet to see any issues with simple firewall settings, blocking UDP, enabling stealth (especially this) and I'm wondering what good this software actually does. None of the testing I did ever received a result at all. My computer was essentially not there for the online test system to indicate anything. IPNnetSentryX showed zero intruder results in the tab, nor notified me of any attempt to 'break in'. I don't get it. Please respond. I'd like to learn more. I won't provide a 'star rating' review as a result, as I feel any rating I may give would be unfair to the developers of a neat idea.
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 1.3c6
Netbarrier has to be beat!!
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1.75
Anonymous
20 January 2005
Version: 1.2.05
I agree with anonymous. Unless you're an expert, this guy doesn't want to answer any quesrions. Check out other sites reviews , too.
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5
Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 1.2.03
I cannot agree to the 'anonymous' comment below. I had instantly several replies from the developer and they were quite helpful. Good product, good support!
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Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 1.2
I tried to contact the developers many times about six months ago and could not get a single response, and that was for a simple volume license agreement. If that is the type of response for sales, I can only imagine how hard it might be to get simple support.
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5
Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 1.2c6
WELL, all of the detractors should try the latest version! I have used IPNS for two years in Mac OS 9.x for two years: Truly, an great protection application! Now with OSX 10.3.6, IPNSX has matured into an EXCELLENT Firewall application. In fact, the truly neat thing is YOU can run BOTH IPNSX with Apple's inboard OSX firewall (w/o any conflict). You might say THIS combo IS TRULY an "Internet Condom" for the 21st. Century! Select all of the default rules, and RELAX: You are protected!
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Bastibense
15 July 2004
Version: 1.2c5
Why? Just block everything except the ports you want to use with some help of the Kernel firewall. :/
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Anonymous
25 March 2004
Version: 1.2c2
I used IPNetSentry for OS 8 and 9 and liked the ability to identify the owner of the IP address where an intrusion attempt originated. I was able to warn the sysadmin at a local biotech company that a machine on his network was trying to probe my Mac within 10 minutes of the probe. He was very grateful for the notification. For me this sort of software makes it easy to be a good netizen. I haven't tried the current version but will soon.
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Crispin Satchemoe
24 March 2004
Version: 1.2c2
The idea behind this is a good idea (FYI - it is different from a firewall in that if a certain IP address is hammering away at your ports the app is supposed to block them specifically. They may never get through your ports with only the firewall but they are generating traffic that could slow or stop your server's internet access... an app like this claims to be is supposed to shut them out utterly and completely.) That said, because of the low reviews, I will not try this out.
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Anonymous
31 July 2003
Version: 1.1c3
I have tried 2 or 3 previous versions of this software and was unable to grok its vibe. I haven't had a drink since January 8, 1991 so this may be the problem. Anyway, this version runs which I guess is an improvement of sorts. Unfortunately, it makes my system less secure than running no firewall at all. When I go to the test site with IPNetSentry enabled my LAN address is grabbed. If I go to the same site with IPNestSentry and ipfw both disabled no info other than the IP address of my DSL modem is found. This makes me uncomfortable about IPNetSentry.
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Anonymous
28 June 2003
Version: 1.1c1
I don't see the big deal of 'intelligent' firewall software for a UNIX based system. Why not use the free Brickhouse to configure the built in firewall of Mac OS X?
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1.25
Anonymous
18 February 2003
Version: 1.0b2
CAUTION: I have a real problem with this beta: 1. I have used IPNetSentry in MacOS 9.x.x with very good results, because Sustainable Softworks provided a default set of rules for end-users like me. THIS is not the case in the current beta. 2. I am currently using Apple's OX firewall in 10.2.4 in combination with SNORT NIDS; SunShield and HenWen; this combination works well with OSX and are included with OSX ,or are available as freeware on VersionTracker! 3.Sustainable Softworks needs to work on a BETTER install/uninstall facility and a default set of end-user rules, than currently available. 4. I agree with the pendents: do your homework before using this beta
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