I've been using Zone Alarm long before they were bought up by Check Point Software and even when it was only a Firewall program. The only problems that I've ever had with Zone Alarm is that some times it has caused compatibility problems with other programs I'm running. I've never had any question about the reliability, safety, or security of Zone Alarm and have always found it to be one of the best security programs available for the dollar. For those who are using the freeware version and complaining about what they are getting, my answer is you get what you pay for. You can't expect the software engineers to spends millions of dollars developing great programs and then expect to get those benefits for free. Would you go to a car dealership and expect them to give you a great running new car for free? As far as any of the complaints of phising, ethical issues, malicious content, from Zone Alarm, you folks have no idea what the heck you are talking about and I suspect that it is you who are trying to spread B.S. about Check Point's Products.
Zonealarm hat es eigentlich nicht nötig derartige Virenbedrohung
(ZeuS.Zbot.aoaq) zu versenden und als Marketingstrategie zu nutzen.
- traurig - ich werde mich jedenfalls von Zonealarm distanzieren zumal
die neue Version einige ältere Spiele blockiert.
Das alles habt hr von Zonealarm doch gar nicht nötig...........
they sometimes use scare tactics to try to sell you more software.
for example it just popped up a message about a potential virus, and pointed me here for more info:
Zonealarm's Datalock encryption software is a great laptop utility. I am very happy with it, it is easy to use and not very expensive. Also, thier free firewall is a great addition to any anitvirus software that you are running.
Excellent site, SAFE-TO-SURF, Highly Recommended. I use ZoneAlarm's (paid-for) Extreme Security Suite, and have used this (or their most similar top-end product) for some seven years now. As an IT professional and keen home "power user", and even though I have a long-standing affection for Norton's products, I have to say that ZoneAlarm, in both its free and paid-for versions, has produced the best results for me. Yes, its anti-virus engine is Kaspersky's, but that is a *good* thing, people!! And as for its firewell, well - it not only blocks pretty much everything except the zero-day vulnerabilities from which ALL firewalls suffer (and for which CheckPoint releases updates very quickly), but it can also completely anonymise your PC to the extent that even your own intranet thinks your PC simply doesn't exist, never mind anyone attempting to connect to you via the Internet. Simply don't add any other machines to the Trusted Zone, and there you have it - an effectively invisible PC which botnets can't see, let alone infect. Can't recommend ZoneAlarm highly enough, for both home and enterprise users, and it's not just me - ZoneAlarm's high-end products also normally score respectably, if not very highly, in industry-standard magazine benchtests, such as those run by PC Pro (in the UK) and so on. A couple of points, one good, one bad: first, the good point is the "ForceField" sandbox browsing environment, which effectively isolates ALL browser activity, including any changes made by Trojans etc., and restores your system back to a safe state every time the browser is closed; second, the bad point is ZoneAlarm's over-zealous email filtering - if it spots an incoming Trojan, it will quarantine/delete not just the one offending email, but the ENTIRE incoming mail database file, so beware of this - I lost a month's worth of email that way! Overall, though, top marks, and I would never consider surfing (or emailing, etc.) without ZoneAlarm standing between me and the bad guys! :)