Only ZoneAlarm Pro combines the #1 firewall with identity protection and anti-spyware software to complement your existing antivirus product. ZoneAlarm augments your existing Antivirus solutions. ZoneAlarm Pro adds powerful, multi-layered security and additional protection. Includes Operating System Firewall, Network and Program Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Theft Protection. The latest release improves the Operating System Firewall and applies more robust spyware detection and removal functions.
Version 8.0.400.020 features raw disk access detection to catch malware that tries to open the kernel memory directly; faster upgrade installations; stability and performance improvements.
Along with its effective and easy-to-use firewall and additional security features, this new version of ZoneAlarm Pro revamps the mostly solid antispyware protection introduced in the last release.
ZoneAlarm's wizard makes firewall configuration and maintanence incredibly easy, with a stylish interface and simple slider controls. The app boasts an ultrasecure triple-layer firewall and experts will appreciate the customizing options. The Zones feature allows you to assign different security levels for local networks and the Internet. The program was very good at automatically including our local network settings and auto-detected wireless machines. In all our tests, the firewall held strong against all threats it encountered.
The suite also includes an antivirus scanner, a cookie cleaner, ad and pop-up blockers and new antispwyare tools. Happily, the app offers both real-time protection against malware as well as a scanning engine. In our tests, spyware scans were blisteringly fast and almost always accurate, though some minor traces were left behind. The real-time module could have offered more information from directly within the program on potential threats. Other features include Web site-specific protections, an ID Lock for personal information and a configurable site-blocking content filter. With a tougher firewall and the antispyware tool strengthening, this excellent program just keeps improving.