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    Default Does the paid ZoneAlarm have two active firewalls?

    hi people,
    welcome.


    i noticed that in the paid version, it allows for the addition of an os firewall.
    so does this mean that the paid version has two firewalls at the same time that are both active,
    which doubles your protection?

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    Default Re: Does the paid ZoneAlarm have two active firewalls?

    Quote Originally Posted by White Hat View Post
    hi people,
    welcome.


    i noticed that in the paid version, it allows for the addition of an os firewall.
    so does this mean that the paid version has two firewalls at the same time that are both active,
    which doubles your protection?

    Hello;

    the OSfirewall is part of the whole Firewall package on Zone Alarm.
    Two-way Firewall
    Stops Internet attacks at the front door and even catches thieves on their way out. Our two-way firewall proactively protects against inbound and outbound attacks while making you invisible to hackers.

    • Threat Traffic is monitored and blocked - inbound and outbound.
    • Full Stealth Mode makes you invisible to hackers.
    • Kill Controls instantly disable malicious programs.


    Advanced Firewall
    No product is 100% effective against viruses or spyware. ZoneAlarm's advanced firewall monitors behaviors within your computer to spot and stop even the most sophisticated new attacks that bypass traditional antivirus and security suites.

    • OSFirewall ™ Monitors programs for suspicious behavior - spotting and stopping new attacks that bypass traditional anti-virus protection.
    • Advanced-access Protection targets and defeats new, advanced attacks that other firewalls miss, such as raw data access, timing, and SCM and COM attacks.
    • Zero-hour Protection prevents silent outbreaks from gaining system access - before other security programs can even detect the threat.
    • Application Control uniquely shields your operating system during start-up, before most security products have even loaded.
    • Early Boot Protection uniquely shields your operating system during start-up, before most security products have even loaded.
    • Can I use more than one software firewall?
      Answer
      Solution:

      Due to the potential for conflicts and problems that can arise from using
      multiple firewalls, ZoneAlarm recommends the use of only ZoneAlarm and
      a virus scanner.

      When multiple software firewalls are installed, there is no way of ordering
      which product will get a packet and which will report it; the determination as
      to which product gets operating system preference to monitor the traffic will
      be made at random. When running more than one firewall, ZoneAlarm
      might not be able to report on incoming port scans or hack attempts. In
      some cases, running two software firewalls at the same time can cause
      more problems than running only one.

      ZoneAlarm works well with hardware firewalls - in these cases the hardware firewall would protect incoming ONLY (you would need to set that up for logging if you wish to see those alerts) while ZoneAlarm continues to protect with Outbound Control. Also, note that some software firewalls, such as the built-in Windows XP firewall) provide inbound protection only.

      ZoneAlarm provides both inbound protection and outbound anti-Trojan
      protection via application control.


    GeorgeV
    ZoneAlarm® Extreme Security


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    Default Re: Does the paid ZoneAlarm have two active firewalls?

    HI GeorgeV, nice to meet,


    oh, wow,


    Zone Alarm is AWESOME!!!!!


    =thank you=

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