Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by c0ltran3, May 17, 2004.
I'm sorry but I'm goig to put a comparison between NPF 2004 and ZAP.
Thanks for your answers.
Are you asking others to make a comparison? If so, I would make the following points:
Norton is a rules-based firewall which allows you to set more specific controls on applications than ZoneAlarm - however this is only going to be useful for advanced users who are prepared to take the time to find out what access each application needs;
Symantec have added Product Activation to all their products - this in my view raises concerns about whether the product may "deactivate" itself (or be deactivated by any malware) leaving you with a crippled product as well as the possibility that Symantec can force you to upgrade by withdrawing activation keys for the current version.
In my view, Symantec should be avoided simply due to the Product Activation. ZoneAlarm is an easier choice for the novice, but if you want a rules-based firewall then check out Kerio or Outpost.
thanks for your answer.
As of ZAP 4.x, has rulemaking.
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