"ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6 Overrated"2.5 starson by lemaech56
Pros: Relatively easy install, easy configuration
Cons: Several applications no longer work
Summary: After reading many outstanding reviews of ZA ISS 6, I decided that I would try it on my main server (WinXP Pro SP2) which was running NAV and NPF 2005--flawlessly I might add. ZA installed easily, and seemed to be easy to configure. However, several applications that worked flawlessly under NAV & NPF 2005 no longer work. Since I was new to ZA, I decided to install NAV & NPF 2006 on another of my WinXP Pro SP2 servers, and the difference is compelling: a) error free installation, configuration and updating; b) all programs functioned at their repective permission levels without problems. Hence, I am trying to determine what I gained from trying ZA ISS 6.
I filed a problem report with ZA, and they were extremely quick to respond. Unfortunately, the suggestions didn't resolve any of my issues. I am giving them one more chance to resolve my problems. If there is no success, ZA ISS 6 will be uninstalled and I shall purchase NAV & NPF 2006 for all of my servers, chalking up the entire experience to Caveat Emptor. I am curious as to how you and other reviewers arrived at a rating of 8.0