ZoneLabs Won't Fix Hole In Free Firewall
from the if-it's-free,-you-should-suffer-through dept
ZoneLabs provides the most popular "free" firewall product out there. It seems to be the standard product that people recommend, but now that a security vulnerability has been found, ZoneLabs only response is that people should upgrade to the paid-for version. They won't fix the free version, because it would be too much trouble, and they don't think the security hole is that big (basically begging hackers to exploit the hole). I can understand not adding new features to a free version, but leaving open a known exploit for a security product doesn't seem too smart. It wouldn't make me that comfortable using either version. If I were a competing company like Kerio (which also offers a similar free-for-home-use personal firewall), I'd be out there promoting how my solution was more secure than the market leader's.