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    Default ZoneAlarm 8 - no indication of current network

    Hi,

    With ZoneAlarm 7 I used to see a clear indicator of the current network my computer is attached to and the security level assigned to it (internet or trusted). It was always visible at the top of the zone alarm window. I found this information critical to have convenient access to. I use a laptop which I frequently move inside and outside of company firewalls since I am responsible for maintaining them.

    Has this been removed in ZoneAlarm 8? If not, where can I find it? Right now I'm forced to do ipconfig to check my current network and match it against the list of configured networks to figure out my security level.

    Regards,
    Barry

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>bweinste wrote:
    Hi,

    With ZoneAlarm 7 I used to see a clear indicator of the current network my computer is attached to and the security level assigned to it (internet or trusted). It was always visible at the top of the zone alarm window. I found this information critical to have convenient access to. I use a laptop which I frequently move inside and outside of company firewalls since I am responsible for maintaining them.

    Has this been removed in ZoneAlarm 8? If not, where can I find it? Right now I'm forced to do ipconfig to check my current network and match it against the list of configured networks to figure out my security level.

    Regards,
    Barry
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> to the Zone Alarm User Forum..It is Sometimes very Difficult to Diagnose and fix a Computer from halfway across the Country,
    without All the Details,without the ability to sit in front of your Computer monitor and see what's going on..
    Are you Refering to the set of Icons on the Top Right side of ZoneAlarm the inicated Activity and what programs were presantly accessing the internet?The User Interface was re-designed for ZoneAlarm 8.0..1.) Internet and Trusted Zone are displaied in Firewall/Zones area..
    2.) a Big Green dot on the Left side in the Program Control shows what programs are active..3.) ZoneAlarm Tech Support and Customer Service do notRead this Forum..There are two Seperate Web-links for those two services..Customer Service www.zonealarm.com/csform or Click on the Customer Service Icon at the Bottom of this Message..ZA Tech Support (Requires Valid ZA License Key) www.zonealarm.com/tsform
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    Default Re: ZoneAlarm 8 - no indication of current network

    Thanks George!

    &gt; Are you Refering to the set of Icons on the Top Right side of ZoneAlarm the inicated Activity and what programs were presantly accessing the internet?

    You are correct. Specifically, in ZoneAlarm 7 on the top right I see a single panel containing:
    1) IN/OUT activity bars
    2) a big red stop button
    3) an indicator next to either &quot;INTERNET&quot; or &quot;TRUSTED&quot;. (This is what I want most)
    4) a padlock
    5) a short list of program icons with the word &quot;PROGRAMS&quot; underneath it.

    This is precisely what is missing in ZoneAlarm 8. It has been replaced with just a branding picture. It has a blue background and just says &quot;ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite&quot;. The original designers of ZoneAlarm understood that this critical information needs to be displayed prominently.

    &gt; 1.) Internet and Trusted Zone are displaied in Firewall/Zones area..

    Yes. This is as it was in ZoneAlarm 7. It does not indicate which of the entries is relevant to my concerns. I have many interfaces there corresponding to secure virtual machines. It is quite hard to pick out the network(s) attached to the physical ethernet port and then follow across to the Zone column. Though, now that I notice, inactive interfaces are missing from this list, so this would serve in a pinch. But this certainly lacks the visual clarity that I need.



    So George, I just want to confirm it is not a glitch in my UI. This old gaudy box in the top right of the UI has, in fact, been removed in ZoneAlarm 7?

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    1) IN/OUT activity bars
    2) a big red stop button
    3) an indicator next to either "INTERNET" or "TRUSTED". (This is what I want most)
    4) a padlock
    5) a short list of program icons with the word "PROGRAMS" underneath it.
    are not in the New ZA V8.0 Design..You can Make your Request for Adding them Back by Contacting ZA Tech Support Directly at www.zonealarm.com/tsform (with IE Browser)of if you try the New BETA 8.0.55 at http://zonealarm.com/betayou can have access to the BETA Team Developers and ask them to add1) IN/OUT activity bars
    2) a big red stop button
    3) an indicator next to either "INTERNET" or "TRUSTED". (This is what I want most)
    4) a padlock
    5) a short list of program icons with the word "PROGRAMS" underneath it.
    Back into the ZA Display interface..---------------------------------------
    My Vista Configuration:


    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:8.0.055.000 (32-Bit) BETA
    TrueVector version:8.0.055.000
    Driver version:8.0.055.000
    Anti-virus engine version:6.0.2.678
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:960387405
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.202.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200809.4695
    AntiSpam version:5.0.61.9957
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Second Computer Vista Home Premium SP1 (32-Bit)
    ZoneAlarm Pro version:8.0.015.000
    TrueVector version:8.0.015.000
    Driver version:8.0.015.000
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.202.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200809.4695
    A Vast 4.8 Anti-Virus Home Edition
    GeorgeV
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    bweinste Guest

    Default Re: ZoneAlarm 8 - no indication of current network

    OK. Thanks George. I'll consider your suggestions.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>bweinste wrote:
    OK. Thanks George. I'll consider your suggestions.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Your Welcome..Who knows, maybe leaving out those features was an Oversight?and your Request may alert the developers to that oversight?Good Luck..--------------------------------------------------------
    My XP SP3 :
    ZoneAlarm Security Suite version:8.0.055.000 (32-Bit) BETA
    TrueVector version:8.0.055.000
    Driver version:8.0.055.000
    Anti-virus engine version:6.0.2.678
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version:960387405
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.202.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200809.4695
    AntiSpam version:5.0.61.9957
    GeorgeV
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