My favorite firewall is now compatible with Windows Vista! Well, maybe not entirely since it is still alpha, but the pre-release of Comodo Firewall 3 seems to be running pretty well for me.
This early Alpha version is only available via the Comodo Firewall Forum, which requires that you register to gain access to the download links. Right now the download comes in three different flavors: XP 32-bit, Vista 32-bit, and Vista 64-bit. There is also supposed to be a 64-bit version on the way for XP, which I’m sure many people will appreciate.
It didn’t take long for me to get it up and running, but the first thing that you’ll probably notice is the new interface. It is a lot more "tame" than the previous one, although I do like the old design a little better. This one almost seems to be too dull and lacking in the graphics department. Of course, the design isn’t necessarily set in stone since this is still an Alpha release.
You won’t be staring at it for too long anyways. Once you get it setup to your liking you pretty much leave it to do its job. Here are a few screenshots of the different settings you can customize:
There is no date planned for the Beta and final release of Comodo Firewall 3, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on other pre-releases that they make available. For more information on Comodo Firewall read our previous review.