March 10th, 2002, 04:17 PM
Zone Alarm Pro 3
Having just downloaded and installed Zone Alarm Pro 3, the latest and greatest update from ZoneLabs to this windows firewall, I'vecided to share my thoughts of it with everyone.
Whilst it has improved oover the previous versions as far as customisabiltiy and security are concerned (for example, it now offers cookie blocking, popup/banner ad blocking etc.) the user interface has grown out of all proportion, making the previously easy to use interface into something out of a technical guide for a nuclear fusion reactor!
Overall, it remains a good firewall, and has greater customisability in V3 over V3, but its interface has matured perhaps too much. It needed that bit more to it, to make it into a full featured firewall, but it's too big... it takes over the screen, and you still can't see all of the info it offers!