I am testing ZA free to see whether I want to invest money in the professional versionBut I am not convinced by the complicated methods repeatedly required to access my network and use my FTP programmes.
Forgive me for a brief rant:
How many times do I have to tell ZA that an IP address (whether 192.168.1.34 or something like 211.227.xxx.xxx) is valid??????
Turning off ZA releases the IP addresses immediately, but what is the point of a firewall if you keep turning it off?
And why can't ZA think up a more user-friendly way of adding secure zones, without being an expert?To start with I didn't know that e.g. I could (had to?) turn to the logs and click with the right mouse button --
there were no error messages, just the ridiculous message that ZA was proud to have prevented dozens of "attacks" on
my system!!And even now when I want to access something, the quickest way is to turn the firewall off, because adding zones doesn't work on a permanent basis.
End of rant.
Or have I maybe missed some setting that asks me before blocking my FTP program from accessing sites? (ZA does ask me before any program is allowed to access the internet)
Thanks for any help.
If I can't solve this annoying problem of ZA preventing me doing what I want without asking, I will have to look around for another program to buy.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)