ZoneAlarm is the most venerable firewall software currently on the market. I have been personally using the software for over 7 years and reviewed Zone Alarm Extreme Security here. Unfortunately, the software has suffered from compatibility problems in more recent versions. In fact, I have had to support many instances where ZoneAlarm and existing Internet Security Software have conflicted and even prevented a system from booting. Thankfully Checkpoint has released version 9.2 and with it a whole slew of compatibility improvements. Users are already reporting about the increases in compatibility and low computing resource usage. However, ZoneAlarm 9.2 offers some new revolutionary features for a firewall/antivirus software and a new tag line “Because Anti-virus is not enough”.
The first new feature is cloud or community based threat detection that blocks real-time malware threats such as viruses and Trojans (i.e. ZoneAlarm 9.2 will constantly monitor a system for malicious activity and compare it with millions of other users results). The threat system is very similar to the technology that many free antivirus now implement to stay one step ahead of virus writers.
ZoneAlarm also offers a new phishing toolbar like Norton’s Safe Web and 96% fewer alerts than previous ZoneAlarm versions. And best of all, all of these new features are for free.Download ZoneAlarm 9.2 Antivirus Firewall