Perhaps I have missed something rather blatant, but I must ask Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite and / or Zone Alarm Pro be used when VMware Workstation is installed?

Although I did not see a warning or notice within the software’s documentation and the forums a nasty problem has given me reason to believe otherwise. In short, I experience what I can best describe as a freeze for about minute to five. Such freezes include a total loss of keyboard and mouse input and stuttering / repeating audio output. Most importantly such freezes occur regardless of program control settings and firewall settings. In addition, enabling the ‘OSfirewall’ increases the occurrences of such freezes.

This is rather unfortunate, as I use VMware Workstation quite frequently. Is there an applicable way to diagnose then correct this problem?