Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Best security suite/firewall combination
Experts sing the praises of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012's excellent antivirus capabilities, but its firewall is also top-notch. The usability of the redesigned suite is another plus, as evidenced by user and expert feedback. Unlike Comodo and many other standalone firewalls, Kaspersky rarely asks users for security input, instead relying on Kaspersky's extensive security database. However, it also distinguishes itself in a less positive way by failing to stealth open ports. Unstealthed ports can be viewed by attackers. Experts report, however, that Kaspersky's firewall defense is virtually impenetrable and difficult to circumvent.