"Gregor Freund, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, has a winning history as a technologist and
entrepreneur. Holding several software patents, he was co-architect for Zone Labs' technology platform,
TrueVector technology. In addition, Gregor provided the vision for the award-winning ZoneAlarm and
ZoneAlarm Pro Internet security products as well as Zone Labs' enterprise security solution, Integrity. Prior to
founding Zone Labs, Gregor's accomplishments include helping to found Starfish Software, later acquired by
Motorola, with noted software visionary Philippe Kahn. Gregor's earlier experience includes founding Borland
International's first independent German and Italian distribution and development companies as well as working
as a principal software architect for Borland."
quoted from http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/media/pdf/managementteam.pdf<hr>
Gregor Freund was the very first to create a word in the computer world which today we all very familiar with...."spyware".
quoted from http://www.zonealarm.com/store/conte...s/2000/za2.jsp
Article at cnet.com "Security why dont we get it" subtitled "We were lucky" by Gregor Freund.
and Hacking 2003: The new agenda/ by Gregor Freund.
Gregor Freund comments on the Steve Gibson tool called "LeakTest"
"You have to create a balance," Freund says. "Steve [Gibson] points out where that balance should be." Can the program be fooled? Users certainly can, he adds. The firewall will allow a program if the user authorizes that program, but it trusts the customer's judgement.
"People have to understand that downloading a piece of software--if they have no idea what it is or what it does--is taking a risk," Freund adds."
quoted from http://pcworld.about.com/news/Dec112000id36418.htm
The same truth of beware what you install and personally allow still is valid today. If you download and install malware or unknown software on your computer, then allow the internet connections in the firewall for the malware or unknown software and deny the other scanners from stopping the program, then who is to be blamed? Certainly not the vendors, but the user themselves are to be blamed for the malware. And nobody else should be blamed. Oldsod.<hr>
Fixed fortifications are monuments to man s stupidity <hr>
"According to Gregor Freund, founder and general manager of Internet security firm Zone Labs, wireless hotspots are so widespread that users now assume they can connect to the Internet while away from home. Zone Labs markets free and consumer versions of a popular firewall program, ZoneAlarm. Both versions of ZoneAlarm alert users about potential rogue wireless connections.
"Yet rarely do consumers know anything about the infrastructure behind the hotspot. Is it a secure network? What protocols are used -- WEP, WPA, even IPSec? Most people wouldn't even know what those acronyms mean, but the deployment of proper security could make a difference in whether or not people walk away from that coffeehouse on the corner with their privacy intact," Freund told TechNewsWorld."
quoted from http://www.technewsworld.com/story/43482.html<hr>
"The basic foundation of any spyware prevention solution has to be the firewall, because it goes beyond reactive signature-based technologies," said Gregor Freund, chief technology officer at Check Point. "Currently, only Zone Labs offers customers a new type of firewall that monitors the operating system in addition to the more typical Internet communications. This is particularly important because if you can stop spyware from executing its malicious intent, you can surf the Internet confident that your personal information is safe."
quoted from http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/pressReleases/2005/pr_16.html<hr>
and to the very beginning of the Zone Alarm ..."New program stops Windows 2000/NT/98 security weaknesses and Trojans for free" seen here