i consistently hear good things about sygate, and it's definitely good product, and has some very nice displays of activity if i remember correctly.
when we started reviewing we didn't spend as much time on competitor products as we do now, otherwise we surely would have talked about sygate.
i can't remember exactly where i felt sygate fell short - if i remember correctly it was the ease in customizing rules at the time of the alert. when i get an inbound or outbound alert i want to be able to say "configure" this rule and then be able to customize ports, direction, ips, etc. from the next screen, and i think at the time sygate wasn't good at letting me do that; im not 100% sure though, and/or it may have been improved by now.
comparison of free vs. pro features and more info: http://smb.sygate.co...spf/summary_pspf.htm
(looks to me like the personal is too crippled to be useful so you'll have to go with pro version if you want this)