A word or two on Windows 8 and ZoneAlarm Firewall
ZoneAlarm Firewall and Windows 8 are there to protect and serve your computer and ultimately your personal data in the best possible way.
As you have probably heard, Microsoft has released Windows 8 in late October, offering a brand new operating system, introducing numerous new features and upgrading some of the already existing ones. For those of you still fond of traditional ways, that is using a keyboard and a mouse, installing and running Microsoft Windows 8 will be quite an experience.
However, now owners and users of tablets and touch-screen devices will also be able to enjoy all the novelties Windows 8 new user interface, called Modern UI, brings. The innovative Star screen is now shown in a number of applications displayed as tiles (instead of traditional short-cuts often referred to as “Live tiles”, due to the fact that Windows 8 allows you to change, replace or rearrange the tiles in a way you see fit and receive status messages and live updates.
If you do not already have a Microsoft account, now could be the perfect time to use one, since this way you will gain access to Microsoft Sky drive cloud storage for any new-style app, synchronize your personal preferences, Wi-Fi passwords, backgrounds and browser bookmarks with other cloud services. Windows 8 offers many other interesting and useful innovations like a more informative Task Manager, automated backup via File History, Internet Explorer 10, a much tighter security including Trusted Boot, faster reconnect times, brand new Microsoft App store where you can download your favourite applications and this is just something to get you started.
Although security is improved in Windows 8, additional protection never hurts. You could provide such additional protection for your brand new Windows 8 with ZoneAlarm Firewall.
ZoneAlarm (www.zonealarm.com) is an award-winning and one of the most successful security product line offering protection for more than 80 millions home computers, small business and networks. ZoneAlarm includes Antivirus protection, Internet Firewall, Internet browser security, e-mail virus scan, all providing protection from viruses, spyware and other Internet threats.
What will you get with ZoneAlarm?
If you want to protect your Windows 8 with ZoneAlarm, know that ZoneAlarm Firewall is completely compatible with Windows 8 and you can install it in a few easy steps and in matter of seconds. When the installation process is complete, a new tile will appear on your Start screen, and you are only a click or a tap away from your firewall manager where you can set the type and level of protection, check on potential and actual invasions etc.
Now, when it comes to available options, ZoneAlarm offers ZoneAlarm Free Firewall which provides substantial protection for your computer including two-way Firewall which keeps your computer safe from the inside and makes it invisible to hackers but also keeps your personal data safe from spyware; it warns you about malicious downloads; spots suspicious behaviour and ensures that potential attacks do not bypass antivirus protection and offers ZoneAlarm Security Tool-bar for private browsing and site check.
If you want to take your Windows 8 protection to a higher level, you can do so with ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall which will give you all the support you need including live chat and available upgrades, or ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suit providing antivirus protection (from viruses, worms, spyware, Trojan horses etc) and Parental Controls which are however still not compatible with Windows 8, but will be soon.
Finally, for a full protection, you could go for ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall, also available as ZoneAlarm Pro Free Antivirus + Firewall and Extreme Protection package and get some additional features like Identity protection, PC Tune-up and Automatic updates.
Taking Window 8 protection to the next level with VPN
If protecting your Windows 8 with ZoneAlarm Firewall is just not good enough, take it a step further using VPN. Namely, Virtual Private Network is a security network especially designed to protect your privacy and enable you to browse banned sites and unblock web service, no matter where you are. Basically, VPN will protect your communication and personal information from external effects via encryption data, allowing you to safely access public networks anywhere in the world.
Even if you decided to protect your Windows 8 with VPN, your job is not done yet, bearing in mind all the providers out there, which can be particularly confusing for those of you still new at this. I believe that after spending hours and hours browsing the web, you will come to the same conclusion – one of the best VPN providers and the one I recommend is most definitely HideMyAss! Pro VPN. Not only that the offer is very attractive (especially during holiday season when you can get a special discount) and the fact that you get a 30 days risk-free money back guarantee, but HMA! Pro VPN covers 350 VPN servers in 55 countries all over the world, offers a fast and easy connection, new IP address every time you connect and all the help you can get from their support team. So, don’t waste you time and get the ultimate protection for your Windows 8, since the special offer for all three packages available at HMA may expire soon!
If you have some other tips on how to protect your computer and seal any privacy leaks, feel free to write them in the comments section below. Cheers!