Firewall Log Tools

Anchor Link Firewall in Windows 7
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-10-06
Author: Deb Shinder Published: 2009-06-17
Printable Version Available
“Since the introduction of the first firewall built into the operating system (Internet Connection Firewall) of Windows XP, Microsoft has steadily improved the firewall in each subsequent incarnation of Windows. While the Windows Firewall included in the newest client OS, Windows 7 is more evolutionary than revolutionary, it does provide some nice tweaks to make it more user-friendly and at least one big change that makes a difference to mobile users. In this article, we will take a look at the Windows Firewall in Windows 7 and show you how to configure it with multiple active firewall policies.”
Anchor Link VisualZone
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-06
Version: – Released: 2002-09-09 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 2.59 MB
“VisualZone is an intrusion analyser and report utility for ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Plus and ZoneAlarm Pro. It displays a clear overview of all intrusion attempts and allows you to analyse the information in lots of different ways. VisualZone can perform a backtrace to try to find even more information about the intruder. You can even automate the process so that a backtrace is performed automatically when new attacks are detected. VisualZone can also submit intrusion attempts to DShield for further analysis.”
Anchor Link Windows Firewall Log Analyser
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-06
Version: 1.4.2 – Released: 2010-11-13 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 595 KB
“Windows Firewall Log Analyser is a free utility that will read and analyze your native Windows (XP, Vista or Win 7) Firewall Log. It will quickly show you what protocol, port and source host is the most active on your network in terms of blocked packets. Using the WinFirewallLogAnalyser can help you to rapidly track down the source of malware or noisy network applications, and help you optimize your home or corporate network. The tool comes with its own built-in database of known protocols and services, along with suggestions for commonly seen services.”
Anchor Link XP Firewall Log Viewer
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-10-06
Version: 0.2 – Released: 2005-01-08 Windows: XP
File Size: 37 KB Requires: Java
“Windows XP Firewall Log Viewer reads the log file (pfirewall.log) that the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in Windows XP generates. With Windows XP Firewall Log Viewer you can:
» view the log
» sort the log
» filter the log
» view statistics