When your computer connects to a network, you can decide
whether to place that network in the Trusted Zone or in the Public Zone.
ZoneAlarm helps you make this decision by determining
whether a detected LAN network is public or private, secure or unsecured. It
will make a default choice for you, but opens a new network dialog for you so
you can confirm or change the choice.
- Placing a network in the Trusted
Zone enables you to share files, printers, and other resources with
other computers on that network. Networks you know and trust, such as your home
or business LAN and known protected wireless networks, should go in the Trusted
- Placing a network in the Public
Zone prevents you from sharing resources with other computers on that
network and protects you from the security risks associated with resource
sharing. Unknown networks and most wireless networks, even secured wireless
networks, should go in the Public Zone.