A firewall review: Tinywall vs Bitdefender Comparison

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Tinywall vs Bitdefender comparison 

There are many free firewall options around these days and choosing between them is going to be really hard, so today we are going to compare Tinywall vs Bitdefender. Tinywall is a free software and Bitdefender is not but has a free version that you can try out and see the features on them.

 

Firewalls are tools used to protect your machine from outside threats like hackers and unauthorized connections that any software installed on your computer might do under your nose that you wouldn’t have a clue about without using a firewall. Firewalls come in different shapes and forms some are firewalls that are software based like Tinywall and Vitdefender others are hardware based that utilize a software package on a piece of hardware that is installed in your server room like any other network appliance.

Tinywall and Bitdefender cannot be really compared as they are different pieces of software with lots of different options but for a user that wants to use the free version of bitdefender as a personal firewall they can be easily compared. Here we will go and give you the full analysis on Tinywall vs Bitdefender.

 

History

Bitdefender originally was developed by a Cybersecurity company called SOFTWIN that was based in Romania in 1997 and then, later spun off Bitdefender. Bitdefender is a Cyber security suite that offers many products in this field.

Tinywall on the other hand is a really tiny software as the name implies, it was developed by one single developer and it’s a freeware which means it’s full version can be installed on your computer. It was developed in Hungary in 2011 by a computer engineer Karoly Pados which is still developing it in 2020.

 

Features And Comparison Tinywall

Starting with Tinywall, it is a really small software that has a quick and simple installation. The installer has a really small size and you can download it in a blink of an eye. Then in shows up in your start menu as a tray icon and it can be clicked to configure the very basic features of this software.

tinywall tray icon

As it was developed for personal use and really small sized companies it didn’t need to have a lot of features, because this software was developed for systems that lacked an internal firewall like windows XP it gives you the bare minimums which modern Operating systems like Windows 10 provide by themselves, however installing it can be still of merit because of one major case.

tinywall application finder

Tinywall has incorporated a Zero Trust Policy towards all the applications that are installed on your system. This means the program blocks all the software installed on your computer when it is installed, then it will ask you each time which programs are trusted and which ones are not trusted. This policy insures that you will have no program go under the radar and access your computer ports unnoticed to send information to hackers.

BitDefender

As we said Bitdefender has another story altogether, first of all it is not a free software, although there is a free version available that lacks some of the features of the main program, still the free edition is far far more advanced than it’s competitor here. Bitdefender is a Cyber security suite, which means it’s not a firewall per say, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t include a built in firewall system that can be configured to your needs. Bitdefender also offers an Anti Virus and an Internet protection software that insures your safety when you are browsing different websites.

But with all free pieces of software that have a paid version, Bitdefender might be too much system overload for some users compared to the functionalities it provides, these functionalities may not be needed by the user because they might have other, paid software for their virus protection which will have some issues with this software if you want to use Bitdefender only as a firewall program.

bitdefender logo illustration

The standard firewall on Bitdefender it’s pretty straightforward although it doesn’t offer the Zero Trust Policy of Tinywall, This means although you will have to give access to certain applications that try to use your network, there is a list of pre approved candidates that Bitdefender has stored through the years as safe. This is less hassle for the user as they don’t need to approve every application that tries to access the network.

 

Detailed Comparison

Although we have provided an introduction on each of these pieces of software, We want to provide a more detailed analysis by comparing the features of these two with a more detailed comparison. In the tables below we have provided all the information that you need to compare Tinywall vs Bitdefender:

  

Licence and Price:

 

 

Tinywall

Bitdefender total security 2020

License

Freeware

Proprietary

Price range

It is completely free

$89.99- $99.99

Multi-devices

?

Yes

Free trial

 It is completely free

Yes

Money-back guarantee

 It is completely free

No

 

 

Platforms:

 

 

Tinywall

Bitdefender total security 2020

Pc

·         64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

·         64-bit  version of Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

·         32/64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

·         macOS X Yosemite (10.10) or later

·         Does not support any windows server

Mobile

-

  • Android
  • iOS

 

 

Features:

 

 

Tinywall

Bitdefender total security 2020

Supported Languages

English

English, Polski, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, etc.

Firewall

Yes

Yes

Including Antivirus

Yes

Yes

Identity Protection

Yes

Yes

Lock down mode

Yes

Yes

Internet Security

Yes

Yes

Early Boot Protection

Yes

Yes

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Conclusion:

The Bitdefender could run on either 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows and macOS X Yosemite (10.10) or later, while Tinywall could run only on the 64-bit versions of Windows. Tinywall supports the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 while Bitdefender does not support any windows server.

 

Bitdefender offers a variety of paid security solutions. Bitdefender total security 2020 meets most of the security needs in various aspects. Furthermore, it supports many languages, and you can choose your language from a menu.

 

The TinyWall firewall does not bother you with ads or paid upgrades. It is a completely free tool which makes it easier to use the default Windows firewall. The TinyWall firewall does not collect or send personal or anonymised data such as data about your search and habits, IP addresses, your computer, the installed applications, the operating system, etc.

 

Have you ever used either Bitdefender or Tinywall firewalls? Share your experience and reviews with us in the comments section.

Published by Blogger at 2020 May 27