oupost pro vs. zonealarm pro.

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Flashman, Aug 11, 2005.

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  1. Flashman

    Flashman Guest


    I know that outpost is rules based and ZA is application based but is ZA now better due to its triple layer protection? Also, is ZA pro as light on resources as outpost is? In sum, which is currently the stronger firewall...start your engines.


  2. Edwin024

    Edwin024 Registered Member

    Nov 14, 2004
    Tiny Firewall Pro ;)

    But form th eother two I have licensed Outpost and tried ZA. ZA still goes way too deep in a system and isn't that light also..
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    ZA is just more bloated. i use outpost with processguard and online armor. also consider that ZA has privacy features like for cookies and popups etc...but only if u need them otherwise teh controls in IE and FF should be more than enough.
  4. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    May 2, 2004
    North West, United Kingdom
    ZA Pro does allow detailed rules creation like Outpost does so the choice there will probably come down to interface. Some of the features of ZA's "OS Firewall" look to be useful but do not look to be as comprehensive as the protection offered by the likes of Process Guard. ZA's SmartDefense Advisor may also be handy for those unsure of what to allow or block, but others may not like its decisions (giving Windows components full access?) and prefer to make their own.

    I'd suggest that ZA would be more suitable for inexperienced users with Outpost (paired with Process Guard) better for those who wish to have more control over their system.
  5. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    If rule making is important then I'd have to vote for Outpost hands down over ZAP. ZAP's rule making interface is horrible in my opinion. Very user-unfriendly and at times even incomprehensible (to me anyway). Outpost on the other hand allows you to make and edit rules very easily.
  6. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

    Nov 28, 2003
    Sky over the Wilders Forest
    Well, having used both ZA Pro and OutPost Pro I can tell you this based on my experience. OutPost wins hands down. They just seem to take greater care to release good ready for the public products. Very little problems.

    Go with OutPost if you are considering between these two. ;)
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