Dave Russo

Level 14
Verified
I googled and this came up saying Zonealarm pro firewall is only compatible with Windows Defender(not sure of date but here is link)
If you scroll down at this link it says...
Compatibility Requirements
ZoneAlarm is only compatible with MS Windows Defender, and is not compatible with any other antimalware software.
 

Kermit80

Level 1
I guess it depends what you want the firewall for. If it's for incoming connections Windows firewall is fine. To control outgoing connections zonealarm will work. Comodo firewall is also an option, and there are some very helpful threads here on that.

I also believe that Windows Defender Firewall would suffice. I would be more concerned about strengthening script-based malware protection by installing an application like OSArmor or possibly applying hips rules as suggested by ESET:

[KB6119] Configure HIPS rules for ESET business products to protect against ransomware
 
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blackice

Level 28
Verified

blackice

Level 28
Verified
I also believe that Windows Defender Firewall would suffice. I would be more concerned about strengthening script-based malware protection by installing an application like OSArmor or possibly applying hips rules as suggested by ESET:

[KB6119] Configure HIPS rules for ESET business products to protect against ransomware
In fact if you are looking for firewall hardening syshardener can help harden windows firewall for you, as well as @Andy Ful ’s firewallhardening tool.
 
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Vitali Ortzi

Level 20
Verified
No just no choice one product .
Basic windows firewall can be good enough more important is a dedicated appliance I recommend an old PC and a 5usd pci e Ethernet
Adapter as Hardware for home usage and zeek as a nice IDS
And suricata as a nice high performance IPS.