ZoneAlarm Review

A simple firewall security solution for personal desktops

Valuable Features:

User friendly design and interface Easy to setup and create rules It is not just a firewall, it provides intrusion detection and web filtering as well It is NAT-friendly, that is it can work behind proxies

Room for Improvement:

It creates a lot of popups, which can sometimes become frustrating Its simplicity makes it suitable for small scale end users, but it is not complex enough for implementing a large scale enterprise security solution The pro version, with many important features, is a bit expensive

Other Advice:

I have used it in the past for personal desktops and for systems at small startups, but I would not recommend it as an enterprise level firewall security solution.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user1068 (Tech Support Staff at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

There is a time we had a problem with identity theft. One of our company accounts had been hacked and the hacker was using it, posing to be from our company. I tried several firewall programs and antiviruses that did not work. I did a research and found some good articles and recommendations on Zone Alarm system. Luckily for us, it worked and the problem was solved. All we did was change our log in details. In addition to being a good anti-virus, it is also an excellent firewall program for endpoint computers.