|Internet Connection Security for Windows Users|
|by Steve Gibson, Gibson Research Corporation|
ZoneAlarm 2.0 was released by ZoneLabs on January 26th, 2000.
Nearly six months later I am writing this on July 12th, 2000 this remarkable, and completely free (for personal use), firewall product has become quite stable and is absolutely useful.
I can, and do, now recommend, without hesitation, that you give it a try.
This is NOT to say that I guarantee that you will want to, or be able to, continue using it (who knows? it might have some minor conflicts with strange things you do or something odd in your system), nor can I promise that ZoneLabs will ever reply to any eMail questions you may send them (people complain to us all the time that ZoneLabs never replies). Neither it is my intention that I or my company will pick up the technical support burden that ZoneLabs has not.
No . . . What I am saying is that, in my carefully considered opinion, ZoneAlarm 2 is, without question the best firewall product available the for IBM Personal Computers for ANY PRICE . . . it's FREE . . . and it's really worth trying to see if you like it and determine whether it works for you.
If it works in your system, with your applications, (and you don't mind its horrible orange color), I think you'd be crazy not to use it. If it doesn't work for you and you can not determine why; if posting a question about it in our ShieldsUp discussion newsgroup (at news://news.grc.com/shieldsup/) doesn't bring you any relief, then at least you'll know that you gave the best firewall a try. It uninstalls cleanly and leaves no debris in your system. What do you have to lose?
Is there such a thing as a free lunch?
I recommend that you give it a spin! . . .
Several hundreds of thousands of people are using ZoneAlarm 2 to protect their systems from external attack and guard against the arrival of hidden spyware within their systems trying to phone home.
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