Updated to the latest free version about an hour ago (8.0.298.000). Going through my programs one by one granting or denying access as required. I did not use the automated program setup option offered at install.
I have a very old copy of WS_FTP LE on my machine. Ran the program expecting ZA to pop up the 'this program is trying to access...' and the 'this program is attempting to act as a server' dialogs I've gone through over the years. Nothing. FTP application connects to the internet, can upload and download, etc. ZA never even blinked. It's caught my email client, my antique MUD client, Photoshop, etc.
Why did it allow this application free access without even a blip?
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Basic
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)