ZoneAlarm Firewall

(5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

ZoneAlarm-Pro-Firewall_EProtect your Internet connected PC and filter out inappropriate Web content using this powerful, yet easy to use personal firewall
An active firewall that constantly analyzes traffic to identify and keep at bay possible threats is a must have, as most users already know. Among the best choices there’s ZoneAlarm Pro, a powerful security solution that can protect the computer against Internet attacks, identity theft, phishing, spyware and more.

Just like in the case of any of it peers, using such an application will need some time to get accustomed to. ZoneAlarm Pro’s interface, though, is pleasant enough to speed up the whole process and guide you while trying to take advantage of its features.

Since ZoneAlarm Pro provides real time protection against all threats, its behavior is highly customizable, so you definitely have to take a look in the settings menu to be sure it perfectly fits your needs.

Among the top features, ZoneAlarm Pro comes with a two-way firewall, identity theft protection, online backup services and a special tool to analyze the files you download and guard the computer. The software also helps detect dangerous websites that are involved in phishing or spyware distribution.

Besides the firewall, which obviously enables you to set your very own rules, the application control feature is one of the things that impressed us the most during our test, giving you full control over the programs that need Internet access.

Gamers will surely be glad to discover the ‘Game Mode’ that suppresses most of the alerts so you can enjoy playing with your friends online. Nonetheless, you should be careful when choosing this mode because it comes with two settings for automatically answering all alerts with ‘Deny’ or ‘Allow’. The first setting could block some legitimate applications but it’s advisable to use it as the second choice could allow unknown software to penetrate your defense.

That being said, ZoneAlarm Pro remains one of the top security solutions out there and it provides very strong protection in a highly customizable and user friendly package.

Here are some key features of “ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall “:

PC Security:
Two-way Firewall
Stops Internet attacks at the front door and even catches thieves on their way out. Our two-way firewall software proactively protects against inbound and outbound attacks while making you invisible to hackers.
Advanced Firewall
No product is 100% effective against viruses or spyware. ZoneAlarm’s advanced antivirus firewall monitors behaviors within your computer to spot and stop even the most sophisticated new attacks that bypass traditional antivirus and security suites.

Identity Protection:
Identity Protection Services
Identity theft can happen to anyone, anywhere. ZoneAlarm delivers superior PC-based protection and exclusive data encryption, and also offers offline identity-protection services.
Online Backup
Your tax returns, your music and your photos are valuable. Protect your files in the event of loss, theft, accidental deletion or disk failure.

Web Security:
Advanced Download Protection
Automatically analyzes your downloads to determine if they are safe or malicious. Includes an advanced security check that runs and analyzes the download in a protected environment.
Dangerous Web Site Detection
Blocks spyware distribution sites and fraudulent “phishing” websites that trick you into revealing personal data.

Ease of Use:
Automatic Operation
Focus on what you want to do. We take care of the rest.
User-Friendly Interface
Easy for anyone to use and customize.

Changes in ZoneAlarm :
Updated: Firewall Driver (security and other fixes)
Improved: Localization fixes
Improved: Stability and performance enhancements

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