ZoneAlarm Pro 3

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-03-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


.0"> ZoneAlarm Pro 3.0

USABILITY A
CAPABILITY B
PERFORMANCE B
INTEROPERABILITY A
MANAGEABILITY B
Those wanting a state-of-the-art firewall will find just that in ZoneAlarm Pro. However, it lacks anti-virus and intrusion detection features and so isnt a complete solution.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Ad-blocking features (especially pop-up window blocking) reduce user frustration when using the Web.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // A firewall alone is inadequate client protection, and companies need to plan on how to combine firewall, anti-virus, intrusion detection and privacy features into an integrated security management strategy.

PROS // Detailed traffic rules for both inbound and outbound traffic; checks for binary tampering for programs and program components; strong ad-blocking and other privacy features.

CONS // No intrusion detection or anti-virus features; program-based firewall rules can only be specified by port number, not by destination IP address; ad blocking sometimes results in invalid HTML and misses some ads.

Zone Labs Inc., San Francisco; (415) 341-8200; www.zonelabs.com/products/zap/ index.html



 
 
 
 
Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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