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ZA beta firewall for Vista

  1. #1


    CZ Guest

    ZA beta firewall for Vista

    FYI:

    http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/fre....html#download

    Read the notes on the web page before you use it, as there are some issues.

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  2. #2


    Victek Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista



    "CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote in message
    news:ebJ6k8BbHHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > FYI:
    >
    > http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/fre....html#download
    >
    > Read the notes on the web page before you use it, as there are some
    > issues.


    FWIW, this beta is called ZoneAlarm Antivirus, although there is mention of
    a firewall in the known issues list.


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  3. #3


    CZ Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista

    FYI:

    I just loaded it into a clean install of Vista Business.

    It is very similar to the old ZA free as an initial impression.

    I am impressed.

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  4. #4


    CZ Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista

    >> FWIW, this beta is called ZoneAlarm Antivirus, although there is mention
    >> of

    a firewall in the known issues list.

    Victek:

    No, it is called ZoneAlarm for Vista, and the AV feature is an option that I
    did not install


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  5. #5


    CZ Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista

    Victek:

    I just reviewed it (it is in another vol) and it is referred to by three
    titles in different places:
    ZoneAlarm
    ZoneAlarm Security
    ZoneAlarm AntiVirus

    And per the web site: "Welcome to the technical beta launch of the new
    ZoneAlarm for Vista"


    Previous posts:
    >> FWIW, this beta is called ZoneAlarm Antivirus, although there is mention
    >> of a firewall in the known issues list.


    Victek:

    No, it is called ZoneAlarm for Vista, and the AV feature is an option that I
    did not install


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  6. #6


    B. Nice Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 21:47:40 -0700, "CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote:

    >>> FWIW, this beta is called ZoneAlarm Antivirus, although there is mention
    >>> of

    >a firewall in the known issues list.
    >
    >Victek:
    >
    >No, it is called ZoneAlarm for Vista, and the AV feature is an option that I
    >did not install


    You mean there is a ZA version for Vista now? - Thank you for warning
    us.

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  7. #7


    Victek Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista



    "CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote in message
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    > Victek:
    >
    > I just reviewed it (it is in another vol) and it is referred to by three
    > titles in different places:
    > ZoneAlarm
    > ZoneAlarm Security
    > ZoneAlarm AntiVirus
    >
    > And per the web site: "Welcome to the technical beta launch of the new
    > ZoneAlarm for Vista"
    >
    >

    Thanks for the clarification. I'd be interested to hear what you think
    after you've tested it.


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  8. #8


    CZ Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista

    >> I'd be interested to hear what you think after you've tested it.

    Vectek:

    I did not do my usual port scan and packet sniffing testing of the f/w as it
    is still in beta.
    However, I did spend some time becoming familiar with the program.

    Some thoughts:
    IMO, the beta is for the ZA Suite program, which includes: ZA f/w, AV, and
    Malware protection.
    There is no indication what features ZA free will include.
    The program interface will be familiar to current ZA users
    If you like ZA in previous op systems, you should like it in Vista.

    Overall, I was impressed.


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  9. #9


    Victek Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista



    "CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote in message
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    >>> I'd be interested to hear what you think after you've tested it.

    >
    > Victek:
    >
    > I did not do my usual port scan and packet sniffing testing of the f/w as
    > it is still in beta.
    > However, I did spend some time becoming familiar with the program.
    >
    > Some thoughts:
    > IMO, the beta is for the ZA Suite program, which includes: ZA f/w, AV,
    > and Malware protection.
    > There is no indication what features ZA free will include.
    > The program interface will be familiar to current ZA users
    > If you like ZA in previous op systems, you should like it in Vista.
    >
    > Overall, I was impressed.
    >

    Do you think it's stable enough to rely on at this point? Also, can the
    antivirus and antispyware components be disabled (or not installed) as I
    really only want the firewall?

    I'm currently using PC Tools Firewall Plus 2.0 (out of beta) on Vista
    Business and it works quite well, but I'm more familiar with ZA and will
    probably switch to it eventually.


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  10. #10


    CZ Guest

    Re: ZA beta firewall for Vista

    >> Do you think it's stable enough to rely on at this point? Also, can the
    antivirus and antispyware components be disabled (or not installed) as I
    really only want the firewall?

    I'm currently using PC Tools Firewall Plus 2.0 (out of beta) on Vista
    Business and it works quite well, but I'm more familiar with ZA and will
    probably switch to it eventually.

    Victek:

    I would not recommend running the ZA beta on anything other than a test
    computer, and then only if behind a NAT-router.
    IMO, CheckPoint has some work to do on the program.
    I did not like some of the defaults/initial settings.
    I installed it w/o ZA's AV, and installed the aVast AV program.
    I ran it with Vista's f/w enabled; ZA had a setting enabled whose purpose
    was to disabled the Vista f/w, but for some reason it did not do it. As I
    said, the beta needs some work.

    I would stay with PC Tools with Vista's f/w enabled. That is my normal
    setup for my test computer.








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