Zone Labs releases beta version of 64-bit Zonealarm

By Justin Mann on February 15, 2006, 4:30 PM
In a press release issued today, Zone Labs announced the availability of a beta preview for the 64-bit version of their popular desktop firewall software. ZoneAlarm is one the most popular home firewall products available, and offers much that the standard Windows firewalls do not. Unfortunately, a version for Windows XP 64-bit isn't available, and Vista is coming up this year. However, they are developing it and you can try it out for yourself if you'd like.

”We are very pleased to extend our product line to include firewall protection for 64-bit PCs,” said Laura Yecies, general manager of Zone Labs and vice president at Check Point. “A dual-layer firewall is the most essential piece of the security to protect against hackers and their nefarious schemes.”
You can download the beta from their site, though you should be advised it is beta software. As such, bugs may abound and if you find them, report them.




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exscind said:
I have used ZoneAlarm before and I didn't like it very much. Granted, I never got past the "self-learning" part. It just irritated me that every time I open a program ZA gives a pop-up message, even if it's MS Word or AIM. Or even worse, while gaming. But I have heard good things from others who do use it for an extended period of time. So it's good news that softwares are aware of the transient switch to 64-bit and are in the works of accomodating it.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by exscind:[/b][quote]I have used ZoneAlarm before and I didn't like it very much. Granted, I never got past the "self-learning" part. It just irritated me that every time I open a program ZA gives a pop-up message, even if it's MS Word or AIM. Or even worse, while gaming.[/quote]I'd be irritated if a firewall application wouldn't notify me when applications are calling home.Unfortunately, I've seen many people telling the firewall just to trust basically any application (or just clicking "allow" or "yes" without reading the message).
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