Say hello, wave goodbye to free firewalls?

It appears that Symantec has announced plans to can its Sygate free personal firewall software - and rather hastily too.

The move comes three months after Symantec acquired Sygate Technologies, including its Sygate Pro and Free personal firewall software.

Symantec's move comes hard on the heels of Kerio Technologies' announcement earlier this month that it, too, was planning to ditch its free personal firewall software.

I guess if Zone Labs and the rest of the free firewall crew decide it's all too much hassle to offer us their free software, then we could always turn Windows XP's firewall option on.

Calm down - I was only joking!...