Zone Labs needs to go back to the Lab!

I had been a faithful user of Zone Labs for a number of years. I always renewed my license on multiple machines and was generally as happy as any geek would be. But that all changed a year or so ago when Zone Labs who created firewall software that worked decided that they were going to try and become a one stop shop. What has resulted is in an abortion of a program that is still a great firewall but does everything else sub-standard.

They lost me as a customer, and now I use another product. What I don’t understand is why they had to go and mess a good thing up. The added features started interfering with Outlook and other default applications I have on my desk and was even slowing stuff down. The turning point came when I could not send e-mail. This is when the application was pulled. Even though the firewall I am using now is substandard to ZoneAlarm all I need from them is a firewall. I hope they wake the heck up and provide just that and quite trying to be a jack of all trades and master of none. []

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.