PC World has a story:
While we haven’t looked at it yet, version 7.0 looks promising since
Zone Labs is integrating the top-performing Kaspersky antivirus engine.
(To get an idea of how it performs, read our review of Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.) The Kasperksy engine replaces a lackluster version of the CA antivirus engine that was integrated into ZoneAlarm 6.0.
PC Magazine also has a report with some additional technical details:
The OSFirewall behavior-based protection, introduced in version 6,
gains additional malware-mashing power. ZAISS’s SmartDefense Advisor
feature automatically configures program control for hundreds of
thousands of known applications. A pre-install system scan
automatically configures access for known programs present on the
By default ZAISS now starts in Learning Mode, which further cuts back on firewall confirmation popups.
If you would like to test the Beta, you can do so here. Just make sure you are ready to submit feedback and bug reports — it is a beta after all.
Here’s a screenshot: