Zone Labs debuts anti-spyware firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by lotuseclat79, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. lotuseclat79

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    Can someone explain this one? How is it any different from ZA Pro 6? What exactly does it do? Their web site is a little vague..

    Edit: Just checked it out, looks like the new one is just ZAP less the Theft and Privacy features. So, for $20 less, I think I'd take the new one! :)
     
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    There is no difference. ZA 6.0 already has the triple-defense firewall in place in ZA 6.0. The news article is very outdated.
     
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    Seems really odd that they would take ZAP and strip off the Privacy features and then sell it for $20 less. I wonder what their reasoning is?
     
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    Not exactly sure where you got that from. ZAP still has privacy features and was sold at USD$49.95 for a very long time. What ZAP does not have that ZASS has is the spam filtering feature, anti-phising feature, AV, and parental controls but that has always been the case since Day 1.
     
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    Sorry I thought you were talking about ZA Pro since you had ZAP written in your post.:oops:

    Anyway I guess its because people wanted the OSFirewall and antispyware feature without the other privacy and AV features. I would be similar to ZA with AV. Just the AV without the other frills of ZASS.
     
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    Well, I did install this new ZAAS tonight, just to have a look, and it is indeed identical to ZAP with the exception of the Privacy features, which are missing.

    Unfortunately, it will not accept my current valid ZAP serial/key, so that forces me to continue using ZAP if that were what I wanted to run.

    It is interesting that they are presenting this as a new product. I suppose if I were buying ZAP or ZAAS for the first time, I would choose to skip the Privacy features in ZAP and just go for the newer ZAAS for $20 less. Small price to pay and you get everything else for just $29.95. Not bad.

    So I would say this is just another marketing experiment on their part..
     
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    Is Zone Alarm's Anti-Spyware better than Microsoft's Anti-Spyware? Just wondering since MSAS is free, and you can get ZA for free. Is ZA's firewall/anti-spyware worth the money?
     
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    Hmmm. I think I'll stay with MSAS for now. No use changing something that works.:)
     
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