Intrusion prevention is a feature often associated with firewall technology, but it's not quite the same thing.
When I attacked my test system using 30-odd exploits generated by the CORE Impact penetration tool, Zone Alarm didn't react at all.
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The attacks didn't penetrate security, as the test system was fully patched.
Zone Alarm assigns networks to the Public Zone or the Trusted Zone.
By default, security is cranked to the max when you're connected to a public network.
You can connect through the network, but nothing on the network can connect back to you.
The furore has prompted Zone Alarm's publisher, Check Point, to advise customers to revert to a previous version of the software.
"Zone Alarm is still investigating and collecting data on the slow shutdown, slow coming out of standby and slow logging off user issue," reads a statement published on the user forums by a Zone Alarm representative."The automatic update for 8.0 was turned off on Monday.
We recommend that users uninstall 8.0 and reinstall 7."When an improved version is ready the automatic update notification will let you know in the client."In a statement sent to PC Pro Check Point says: "We are working on this issue, and will automatically notify all of our users when the free fix is available.