Connecting to the vast Internet via dialup or DSL is not a big thing and it takes only a few seconds. But then on, keeping your system free of viruses and prying eyes of hackers, who can compromise your business-critical data and confidential information is the real challenge that is before us. Perhaps a few days ago, I was sharing with you through this blog, when BlasterWorm was spreading high and low through the emails. Just came across, while casually surfing, about another firewall called ZoneAlarm, which is downloadable from ZoneAlarm.com.
But this one has many flavors and editions like ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarmPro PestPatrol etc. The URL http://www.zonelabs.com/store/application?namespace=zls_catalog&origin=global.jsp&event=link1.catalogHome&&zl_catalog_view_id=201&lid=nav_ho says Free ZoneAlarm Basic Internet Protection and the checklist that is hyperlinked to this document is really exhaustive and covers different security measures that ZoneAlarm is trying to address. Perhaps you can try out ZoneAlarm also. The other firewall, we were discussing is Kerio Personal Firewall, which is downlodable from http://www.kerio.com/