Understand Your Firewall
A lot of people who use ZoneAlarm firewall (free from www.zonelabs.com
) may not understand what is happening when it stops an attack or know how to report a hacker to their Internet Service Provider. There are two very good add-on programs that can help you understand the ZoneAlarm log file. The first is VisualZone
. This free program is an intrusion analyser for ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro.
It displays a clear view of all attempts to gain access to your computer and allows you to analyse the information in lots of ways. The second program is ZoneLog Analyser
, which imports the ZoneAlarm log file into its own database. You can then perform a detailed analysis of all the access alerts ZoneAlarm has thrown up. This program is free from www.zonelog.co.uk
and if you register it you also get free upgrades.