from the Publisher:
ZoneAlarm makes it easy.
Unlike other personal firewalls, ZoneAlarm
protects automatically from the moment it's installed
- no programming required.
ZoneAlarm delivers simplicity
without compromising your security. Getting Started tutorial
explains Controls and Alerts to get you up and running
quickly. And, to keep you confident that you're always
protected, intuitive color-coded alerts rate security
risks - in real time.
The award-winning ZoneAlarm
personal firewall automatically blocks dangerous Internet
threats - known and unknown - guarding your PC from hackers
and data thieves. ZoneAlarm provides
the basic protection individuals need to secure their
PC and keep their valuable information private.
ZoneAlarm is designed
to protect your DSL or cable-connected PC from hackers.
ZoneAlarm includes four interlocking
security services: a firewall, an application control,
an Internet lock, and zones. The firewall controls the
door to your computer and allows only traffic that you
understand and initiate.
The application control allows you to
decide which applications can and cannot use the Internet.
ZoneAlarm's Internet lock blocks Internet
traffic while your computer is unattended or while you
are not using the Internet, and it can be activated automatically
with your computer's screensaver or after a set period
of inactivity. ZoneAlarm monitor all
activity on your computer and alert you when a new application
attempts to access the Internet.
The latest version fo ZoneAlarm
adds a host-file lock feature, which prevents host-file
tampering, a method used by online scam artists to send
users to spoofed Web sites.