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ZoneAlarm is #10 ranked solution in top Anti-Malware Tools. PeerSpot users give ZoneAlarm an average rating of 9.0 out of 10. ZoneAlarm is most commonly compared to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: ZoneAlarm vs Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. ZoneAlarm is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 42% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 43% of all views.
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What is ZoneAlarm?

ZoneAlarm protects you by preventing hackers from remotely accessing and controlling your device, and lets you know which apps have excessive permissions so you can decide whether they threaten your privacy.

ZoneAlarm Customers

Terma, Optix, Samsung Research Amercia, SF Police Credit Union, Independence Care System, Mattias Thomsen, Carmel Partners, Desert Research Institute, CRIF, FXCM Inc, US State Agency

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it_user1065 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager of Data Center at a integrator with 51-200 employees
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A full package for all your internet security and virus issues

What is most valuable?

Pros of ZoneAlarm are- 1) Two way firewall 2) Antivirus/Antispyware 3) Advanced Download Protection 4) Parental Controls 5) Anti-Rootkit 6) Anti-Spam 7) Trojan, Malware, Keylogger Protection 8) Web and Application worm protection

What needs improvement?

Few cons of ZoneAlarm are- 1) Updating ZoneAlarm is a problem at times 2) Longer scanning completion times 3) Increased PC shutdown time 4) The interface is inconsistent at times 5) Uses significant amount of system resources while updating the antivirus

What other advice do I have?

ZoneAlarm is one of the best rated security products from Checkpoint, which comprises of inbuilt antivirus, anti spyware, anti phishing, and advanced threat protection features. It is has few unique features such as virtual and private browsing, hard drive encryption and identity protection. It has very little impact on system resources such CPU and RAM and also has the capability of credit report monitoring.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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it_user981 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager of Development at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
A simple firewall security solution for personal desktops

Valuable Features:

User friendly design and interface Easy to setup and create rules It is not just a firewall, it provides intrusion detection and web filtering as well It is NAT-friendly, that is it can work behind proxies

Room for Improvement:

It creates a lot of popups, which can sometimes become frustrating Its simplicity makes it suitable for small scale end users, but it is not complex enough for implementing a large scale enterprise security solution The pro version, with many important features, is a bit expensive

Other Advice:

I have used it in the past for personal desktops and for systems at small startups, but I would not recommend it as an enterprise level firewall security solution.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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it_user1068 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user1068Tech Support Staff at a tech company with 51-200 employees
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There is a time we had a problem with identity theft. One of our company accounts had been hacked and the hacker was using it, posing to be from our company. I tried several firewall programs and antiviruses that did not work. I did a research and found some good articles and recommendations on Zone Alarm system. Luckily for us, it worked and the problem was solved. All we did was change our log in details. In addition to being a good anti-virus, it is also an excellent firewall program for endpoint computers.

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