CheckPoint to buy Zone Labs...

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by JimIT, Dec 15, 2003.

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  1. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

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    http://msn.com.com/2100-1105_2-5124542.html?part=msn&subj=ns_2543&tag=mymsn
     
  2. root

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    I'm going to make a prediction. As I gaze into my crystal ball, I see many, many unhappy ZA users, much like what happened when Symantec bought out @Guard.

    This is just a prediction and nothing else. :)
     
  3. manythanks

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    I think I'll start using Kerio, every time a company merges the product does a nose dive into the s**t like @guard and also System Suit from Ontrack which was sold to v-com, I remember at that time I was assured by another user that v-com had good support, in the end they turned out like Symantec - stuff you and here's a new release buy it or the software you have already paid for last month is useless.

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    I know what you mean. I don't want to come across big time negative here, but I cannot think of one of these takeovers that resulted in a better product with better support.
    Too bad for the consumers really.
     
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    You're absolutely right root.

    These things almost always end up with a less than desirable outcome for the end user.

    Darn, and i just purchased a ZA+ licence last month! :'(




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  6. manythanks

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    Changed my mind - I think I'll go back to Sygate, and always remember people when a company buy's out another the only reason is get rid of the competition.

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  7. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, but the good news is... If there are negatives regarding this it should take quite some time before we customers see them. Your 1-year license (or if you are like me and bought a 2-year license) should still be worthwhile for that period.

    I'm not real worried as far as the short-term goes and as for the long-term, well I'm trying to keep positive until proven otherwise.
     
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