Top 12 Personal Firewall for Computer and Mobile Phones

Secure your devices with the firewall.

To keep your favorite devices free from malware and other cyber attacks, you must consider adding an extra layer of protection. A firewall is different than antivirus, and it provides comprehensive security protection against online threats. Not only that, but some of the firewalls also got privacy protection.

For Computer Devices…

BullGuard

An advanced security firewall that is affordable yet impressive, BullGuard has been in the business since 2001. This solution works for Windows, Mac, and as well as Android devices. So, if you have any of these devices, you can pick one of their three “device-specific” plans and keep yourself protected from nasty malware.

Talking about features, there are a lot of them as a whole. But, here are some of the highlights:

This tool’s pricing starts at $29.95/year for PC and goes up till $99.95/year for PC, Mac, and Android. It also offers a 30-day free trial for you to try it out before buying. Cool enough!

Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall got FREE and paid edition, both. It works on Windows PC.

The configuration is straightforward, and amateurs can get used to it in no time, thanks to its attractive and user-friendly graphical interface.

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TinyWall

TinyWall is a lightweight free desktop firewall solution that works with a built-in Windows firewall. The installation package weights around 1MB.

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NetDefender

NetDefender is an open-source packet filtering firewall completely written in VC++ 7.1 (Visual Studio 2003) using MFC, Windows API, Filter-Hook Driver (Provided with Windows 2000).

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ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm is a very popular firewall that will stop all the intrusion attempts on your computer. It has a number of useful features (apart from firewall) that many companies offer in their paid subscriptions.

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Bitdefender

Total Security by Bitdefender is a multiplatform solution. It works on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Performance, protection, and privacy – all three included securing your online presence. Some of the features are:

Bitdefender is trusted by more than 500 million users worldwide.

GlassWire

GlassWire is available for Windows and Android. Not the only firewall, but it got other features like visualizing network usage, bandwidth usage monitoring, lock-down mobile, review and approve every connection, view who is connected to your wi-fi network, profiling, and many more.

For Mobile Devices…

NoRoot Firewall

NoRoot Firewall is an extremely lightweight app with a clean interface that puts you in control of Internet access for all of your apps. It is available on Google Play Store for free.

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NetGuard

NetGuard is yet another fully configurable firewall that does not require you to give root access.

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AFWall+

If you have a rooted Android device and you wish to have better control over the system and third-party apps, you can check out AFWall+ firewall. It is completely free and does not contain any apps or in-app purchases.

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Mobiwol

Mobiwol lets you control internet access to the system as well as third-party apps for free and doesn't need your Android device to be rooted. It got a simple configuration interface.

NetPatch

NetPatch Firewall, just like other apps in this list, provides all the generic features such as managing internet access to individual apps and deciding whether an app uses mobile data, Wi-Fi, both or none, to connect to the Internet.

However, unlike most of the apps, it also lets you configure whether the apps can connect to the internet when the screen is off. With this feature, you can restrict the apps on your device from accessing the Internet when your screen is off. However, as soon as you unlock the device, the apps will connect to the Internet.

Conclusion

I hope this article will help you in choosing the best firewall for your mobile and computer devices.

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