Firewalk X
Firewalk X
2.3.7
4.8
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Firewalk X free download for Mac

Firewalk X for Mac2.3.7

27 September 2004

Firewall config and maintenance utility.

What is Firewalk X for Mac

Firewalk X is a configuration and maintenance utility for Mac OS X's built-in firewall.

Features found in Firewalk X are:

  • Can create rules for TCP, UDP, and ICMP protocols.
  • Can specify ranges of IP addresses and ports including origination and destination ports.
  • Configurable automatic port value inserter for helping with rule setup.
  • System setup for firewall activation at system startup.
  • Can view rules that are currently installed in the firewall for confirmation.
  • Logging of user defined firewall events and notification of new events.
  • Saving, importing, and exporting of rules sets.
  • Watch Mode to help with firewall setup.
  • Can preserve NAT settings for most NAT configurations.
  • Dockling that allows independent switching rule sets on the fly.
  • Smaller, compressed main interface to preserve screen realty. Setup Assistants to aid novices with firewall setup.
  • Firewalk X Repair Kit application that can fix possible problems with Firewalk X and the firewall.

What's new in Firewalk X

Version 2.3.7:
  • Fixed problem with connections being broken when switching Firewalk X 2 to active/inactive
  • Improved network interface detection so interfaces such as tunnels can be detected
  • Fixed problem where displayed application names would not be localized
  • Fixed problem with some settings (such as status item and alert users) not sticking or working
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Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2005
2.3.7
5.0
Oct 12 2005
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
It was very good but without a stabe OS 10.4 version it is now useless. I've switched to Netbarrier, easier to use and stable with Tiger (NB version 10.3.6). Sad, I liked Firewalk (better price and support than Netbarrier).
Guest
Guest
Jul 29 2005
2.3.7
5.0
Jul 29 2005
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
what is the limmit of rules or ranges that can be added before the system is slowed or bogged out ???
Guest
Guest
Jul 25 2005
2.3.7
5.0
Jul 25 2005
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
Excellent firewall, but does not work with Tiger, no mention of Tiger on the web site, and no responses from support regarding when a Tiger-compatible version might be available. I'm not looking for a committment, just a general idea....nothing. It's very sad, but I have to switch to another firewall now that I've upgraded to Tiger. Right now, it seems as if Pliris is abandoning the market.
Guest
Guest
Jun 17 2005
2.3.7
5.0
Jun 17 2005
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
Hands down, the best Firewall product for MacOS X. Escellent + robust design make it a pleasure to use for both the novice and the power user. Please make a Tiger-compatible version soon.
Guest
Guest
Apr 30 2005
2.3.7
0.0
Apr 30 2005
0.0
Version: 2.3.7
Won't install on 10.4 >:P
Guest
Guest
Dec 20 2004
2.3.7
5.0
Dec 20 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
does not work with OS 10.3.7
Guest
Guest
Sep 28 2004
2.3.7
5.0
Sep 28 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
By far the best firewall for OS/X. It's rock solid, highly configurable and easy to understand. This is a MUST HAVE application if you are serious about security and need flexibility. Apple's built in firewall leaves much to be desired. This is NOT a replacement for the Apple firewall. It's a utility to make it more configurable without actually using command line options to IPFW.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2004
2.3.6
5.0
Aug 31 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
Excellent firewall, perfect with LittleSnitch (yes I am paranoid LOL). It is stable and it works flawlessly. It is better than Netbarrier IMHO. By the way, I've bought it years ago and updates are still free, that's great.
Guest
Guest
Aug 15 2004
2.3.6
5.0
Aug 15 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
I have been using this app since 3 years. It has never crashed or caused any problems, it is very stable. Ocasionaly, after system updates, it needs to be re-installed. The transition to Panther was handled by the developper quickly and successfully. The interface is mature, easy to use. It is independent of the built-in ipfw. It does not offer all the options of ipfw, but can optionally work alongside it so one can use some of the more arcane rules of ipfw. One feature I miss in other fw apps is monitoring and optional restriction of access of applications to the net - usefull to keep the phone-home applications under control.
Guest
Guest
Jul 6 2004
2.3.6
5.0
Jul 6 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
Works fine before and after update. No problem with OS 10.3.3 and 10.3.4. Very good. Add a nicer GUI and it will be perfect.
Guest
Guest
May 31 2004
2.3.6
5.0
May 31 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
If you upgrade from 10.3.3 to 10.3.4, Firewalk X 2.3.6 will quit working...ARGH!!!
Guest
Guest
May 30 2004
2.3.6
5.0
May 30 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
Not user friendly but a very good firewalk. Use Firewalk X 2.3.6 with OS X 10.3.4, previous version does not work (at least on my computers).
Guest
Guest
May 16 2004
2.3.6
5.0
May 16 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
excellent
Guest
Guest
Apr 27 2004
2.3.6
5.0
Apr 27 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.6
Isn't bad, but there're better options
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2004
2.3.4
5.0
Apr 8 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
excellent firewall.
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2004
2.3.4
5.0
Mar 19 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
An excellent program. Easy to set up and loads of features. Has a slight problem with the MacOS10.3.3 upgrade but a re-install of Firewalk sorts that out. Highly recommended.
Guest
Guest
Mar 16 2004
2.3.4
0.0
Mar 16 2004
0.0
Version: 2.3.4
For Firewalk X - RE-INSTALL and restart to have it working again! :)
Guest
Guest
Mar 16 2004
2.3.4
0.0
Mar 16 2004
0.0
Version: 2.3.4
Freezes up System Preferences when trying to launch after updating to OS 10.3.3- otherwise a great product to have.
Guest
Guest
Feb 1 2004
2.3.4
5.0
Feb 1 2004
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
Love this software. I tried Brickhouse, but it did not stealth port 0. Firewalk stealths all ports with ease and the manual is very informative for novices.
Guest
Guest
Dec 20 2003
2.3.4
5.0
Dec 20 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
Is there anyone out there who had trouble with 2.3.3 and was brave enough to try 2.3.4? And did you have a problem with 2.3.4? 2.3.3 will work on 10.3.1 on some machines. How does it do in 10.3.2? Thanks for any info.
Kwc
Kwc
Dec 16 2003
2.3.4
4.5
Dec 16 2003
4.5
Version: 2.3.4
I have been running FWX 2.3.3 on OS X 10.3.1 with no problems running or installing. Of course I alway run repair permissions before and after installing anything. I look forward to trying FWX 2.3.4.
Guest
Guest
Dec 15 2003
2.3.4
0.0
Dec 15 2003
0.0
Version: 2.3.4
Version 2.3.4 seems to work fine with on 10.3.1.
Guest
Guest
Dec 15 2003
2.3.4
5.0
Dec 15 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.4
If someone is brave enough to install new version (on 10.3.1) please let us know if this time they got it right.
Guest
Guest
Dec 14 2003
2.3.3
5.0
Dec 14 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
I loved this program in 10.2.6. Never a problem. I had to go through 3 Archive and Installs trying to get it to work in 10.3.1. It simply won't work. I'm waiting for an update.
Guest
Guest
Dec 3 2003
2.3.3
5.0
Dec 3 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
****Warning**** Install 2.3.3 at your own risk on 10.3.1. I was a big fan of this application until 2.3.3. When I installed, my system started to act funny on startup. When I uninstalled all hell broke loose. Kernel panic. I could not even get my system to load. Finally I had to go into safe mode ---back up my data and do a clean re-install of Panther. Again you are warned ---install at your own risk -----
Guest
Guest
Dec 2 2003
2.3.2
5.0
Dec 2 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.2
I just tried this app on a clean install of 10.3. It doesn´t load, so I can´t give it a review.
Guest
Guest
Nov 25 2003
2.3.1
5.0
Nov 25 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
bump :-( I use the firewall in Panther waiting 4 a stable version :-(
Guest
Guest
Nov 18 2003
2.3.1
5.0
Nov 18 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
Backup. This is not good stuff. Lot of bugs. Please give us a stable version. I am sad to give a bad review, I liked this firewall one month ago.
Guest
Guest
Nov 11 2003
2.3.1
5.0
Nov 11 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
Does not work in OS 10.3 and 10.3.1. Froze the system. I had to hard reset and trash it :-( It is so sad, it was a great firewall. Worth nothing in Panther. Maybe 2.3.2...
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2003
2.3
5.0
Oct 31 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3
Was great till this 2.3 now it is unusable. Don't work in Panther. 10.3 can't boot after install. Need a safe restart holding Shift. Then delete Firewalk. I'm waiting for a fix. I'm using Apple's firewall and think about swithching to Netbarrier. This one was ugly but friends told me that the last version works in Panther.
Guest
Guest
Oct 28 2003
2.3
5.0
Oct 28 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3
Beware twice over. Also causes Kernel Panics and delays in 10.3. Normally this is very good software (when config'd correctly), but this version 2.3 is not ready for prime time.
Guest
Guest
Oct 28 2003
2.3
5.0
Oct 28 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3
Yeah i bought this about a year ago, but the built-in Mac OS X firewall is so simple that I haven't used this app for a long time. I got so sick of having an alert every two seconds. I'm sure Firewalk X has settings that are more advanced than i understand, but again.... The stock firewall is SO easy to use and I would like to think that it helps. I'm still on dialup anyway, and I've been evacuated from my house since last Wednesday.
Guest
Guest
Oct 28 2003
2.3
5.0
Oct 28 2003
5.0
Version: 2.3
Beware...version 2.3 causes application and kernel panics with 10.2.8. Only solution was to uninstall it. Nice idea but had to get rid of it.
Guest
Guest
Oct 13 2003
2.2.8
5.0
Oct 13 2003
5.0
Version: 2.2.8
With the latest Mac OS X updates, it wouldn`t run anymore. But best firewall with many, many features and a nice support from Pliris. No KP at all.
Guest
Guest
Sep 21 2003
2.2.7
5.0
Sep 21 2003
5.0
Version: 2.2.7
No KP, never had. Best firewall, far better than Intego's bad products / policy
Guest
Guest
May 27 2003
2.2.7
5.0
May 27 2003
5.0
Version: 2.2.7
Pretty easy to configure and it works very well. Never had a single Panic with it. The best consumer firewall.
Guest
Guest
Dec 13 2002
2.2.4
5.0
Dec 13 2002
5.0
Version: 2.2.4
This is a good firewall if you like to use X stuff. as in XFree, Orobor and Fink. And if you want to be very anal about security. The logging is very good. Thus, you can set the default to block everything and slowly open up more ports and allow more IP addresses to access your machine, and enable more programs to use the internet as needed. This is a really time consuming process, but if you have a lot of pressure to keep your network secure, this is not a bad way; You basically allow IP address to access port blank and that is it. You allow program Y to access IP address Blank and only Blank to check for updates. It also comes with a less secure preconfigure for the average user, but it would not allow your computer to act as a xerver for XWindow applications, and so on. Still, I think this is a cut above command-line UNIX tinkering with the native firewall. Also, the ability to creat rules from the log speeds up the configuration. Firewalk X 2 seems to cause a lot of kernel panics, but the most recent update promises to fix this.
MacManX
MacManX
Jun 14 2002
2.1.3
4.8
Jun 14 2002
4.8
Version: 2.1.3
Works great. The more firewalls, the better.
Guest
Guest
Apr 15 2002
2.1.1
5.0
Apr 15 2002
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
This is a fine program.
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2001
1.3.4
5.0
Sep 18 2001
5.0
Version: 1.3.4
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$34.99
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App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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