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Old 05-13-2003, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone have zone alarm? it is free and im wondering if it is ok . or any good .
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Old 05-13-2003, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used it once upon a time, and it was good, but it takes ALOT of tweaking to make it work like you want it to.
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Old 05-14-2003, 12:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I currently use BlackICE Defender and Norton Personal Firewall... used to use ZA with my cable connection, but at times, my connection would always get hosed, regardless of the settings, and it would only return to normal upon disabling ZA.
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Old 05-14-2003, 08:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Agreed.

I now depend on my router.
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Old 05-14-2003, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Zone alarm blocked my FTP ports, My remote console connections, peer sharing, etc,,

was a nightmare to tweak out as stated above,, I ended up putting that one in the round filing cabinet,,

like GUY,, router does the trick,,,
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ive used at least four versions of zone alarm. I think its a good firewall.And as far as tweaking it couldnt be much easer.Later
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you want a solid firewall that will not hog your resources or place a slew of potential glitches on your system, try either Sygate or Kerio. Both of which are excellent firewalls!

For Sygate:

http://smb.sygate.com/buy/download_buy.htm

For Kerio:

http://www.kerio.com/kpf_download.html


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Old 05-17-2003, 05:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ZoneAlarm is a great personal firewall. And the good news (as you know) is the vanilla version is free.

If you are connected to the Internet via cable modem or DSL, and you don't have a personal firewall running, you are at risk.

The only slight negative to ZA is that there is some overhead to it. But I don't think it's all that noticeable.
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Old 05-17-2003, 06:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use ZoneAlarm Pro and Love it, it is a very small cost.
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BAH, I hate that program, like so many people have said, its a pain in the arse. Now my router is where its @...
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