Q

Does Zone Alarm block hackers?

Does zone alarm work well in blocking hackers? I see someone trying to access via port 515 and other ports associated with known Trojans, Back Orifice etc. Why would they do this? What's the purpose? I just have a home CPR, no national secrets. Will this actually block such attempts? If not, what would you suggest?
Zone Alarm is a good personal firewall with application control, which helps block open and vulnerable ports on your system, protecting against intrusions and hostile attacks. Any personal computer online is a potential target for dangerous Internet threats like Trojan horse or malicious software. Hackers usually barrage these scans or access, looking for loose systems, which can be used for targeting other online systems. As a personal firewall, Zone alarm does its job pretty well. A fully licensed version is good for home PC users.
This was first published in December 2001

Dig deeper on Network Security Monitoring and Analysis

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

SearchSDN

SearchEnterpriseWAN

SearchUnifiedCommunications

SearchMobileComputing

SearchDataCenter

SearchITChannel

Close