Platform: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000
Rating: ZdNet 5*
ZoneAlarm is an easy-to-use Internet security utility that sets up a personal firewall that's particularly well suited to DSL
and cable modem users. Computers with such an always-on connection have a permanent IP address, making them especially
vulnerable to information theft and other attacks. ZoneAlarm lets you select one of three security levels to separately apply
to local and Internet traffic. In addition, you can designate which programs on your computer are allowed to access the
Internet. Anytime an event occurs that ZoneAlarm blocks, you're notified with a pop-up window that details the offense and
asks how to respond to future occurrences. The program also provides integrated protection against VB script email
attachments. Its system-tray icon even provides a handy menu that enables you to disable all Internet activity with a mouse
click. You can also set this "lock up" to activate automatically after a selected period of inactivity or whenever your
screen saver activates. Detailed logging of all activity is maintained. The program is free for personal use; other customers
must pay $19.95 per seat.
I use it. I love it.
See the long discussion in the locked Free Firewall thread for more info.
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