Zone Alarm is an Internet security software suite from Zone Labs. One of the principle services offered by the suite, and also available as a free product is a software firewall. This enable users to monitor the activity that goes on between a computer and the Internet, including reports on any hostile attacks on your computer, and the exchange of data through the firewall. With the firewall capability from Zone Alarm, you will be able to select the level of security you want with a personal computer. The highest level of security will restrict access to a lot of sites while the lowest level of security will enable some insecure site visiting.
The Zone Alarm suite also incorporates antivirus capabilities, which is able to protect PCs from further unwanted attacks on a computer, such as malware and phishing emails. When there are new strains of viruses, all you have to do is to update the Zone Alarm virus definitions and your PC will be shielded from the newest viruses automatically. You do not have to worry about losing all your files or having your system corrupted when you have this antivirus system installed. You do not have to worry about new virus strains as long as you have your software updated regularly.
Zone Alarm suite also has includes anti-spyware. This kind of feature will prevent malicious parties from spying on you through your personal computer. Spyware is designed to monitor your personal activities and to relay this information to the fraudster. If you are working and you happen to make a financial transaction then spyware may be able to track your credit card number and some security passwords. It is difficult to combat these attacks because they will come when you least expect them. The best way to guard against such activity is by install anti-spyware. A feature that is also available on Zone Alarm is parental control. If you are a parent and you have children in the household then this feature is very useful. Sometimes your children will use the Internet for research purposes but they might wander off to other sites when they do not behave. You will be able to monitor your children through the Zone Alarm parent control system. You can lock out the bad sites and you can even track where your children visited. If you do not want your children to see the evil side of the Internet then Zone Alarm is a good way to do it.