OpenBSD Journal

Core Force End-Point Security Solution Uses Windows Port of PF

Contributed by marco on from the so-many-people-brought-it-up-it-has-to-be-shown dept.

From the Core Force website:

CORE FORCE provides a comprehensive endpoint security solution for Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems.

CORE FORCE provides inbound and outbound stateful packet filtering for TCP/IP protocols using a Windows port of OpenBSD's PF firewall, granular file system and registry access control and programs' integrity validation. These capabilities can be configured and enforced system-wide or on a per-application basis for specific programs such as email readers, Web browsers, media players, messaging software, etc.

CORE FORCE is the first community oriented security solution for personal computers. CORE FORCE is free and provides a comprehensive endpoint security solution for Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems.
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Note: The undeadly editors have not tried/used this product. YMMV!

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  1. By Jeff ( on

    I've installed and tried this product myself. I really like what I see so far..

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      This sounds interesting, I've got a spare Win2k box lying around...
      I might as well use it as the guinea pig for this, see how she goes.

      Damn, their site is amazingly slow. Did it get Slashdotted or something?
      I'm only getting 0.5KB/s from them.

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        I just played around with it.
        It shits on Sygate/ZoneAlarm/Kerio/etc.

        This is definitely a keeper on Windows boxes.

        NOTE : Its not the fully implementation of pf. Its a slimmed down variant
        customised for Core Force. To be fully immersed in pf heaven, you need
        OpenBSD. :)

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I haven't used it yet, though it looks interesting, but I have been using the lovely PktFilter from:
    for a few years. It has simple pf/ipf syntax loaded from a text file and is a snap to install with a .reg file on multiple boxes.

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      The thing about this Core Force is, its not just a packet filter solution. Its something on a different level. Something Microsoft will never conceive, even if MS were to live for the next 20yrs.

      And if they did, they'll claim it as their own invention, an innovation to security technologies...And millions around the world would blindly believe that.

  3. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    seems to be down.. can anyone get to

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      The site is very, very slow.

  4. By GeekGod ( on

    Holy beeping beep, batman! Thats excellent!

  5. By Marklar ( on

    I downloaded and installed it on a fresh-ish build of XP SP2.. Absolutely amazing! It's fascinating to watch just how windows applications work, particuarly the ones sh*t all over the filesystem and phone home... I had no idea.

  6. By m ( on

    Looks great, but I think that when the traffic shapping will be implemented it will be the best solution for Windows ever.

  7. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I have this installed on a win2k pro Machine , I have to say that it's a great program , But arn't the system requirements a little high for a firewall type of program ?

  8. By new update ( on


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