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Adding to the Trusted Zone

The Trusted Zone contains computers you trust and want to share resources with. For example, if you have three home PCs that are linked together in an Ethernet network, you can put each individual computer or the entire network adapter subnet in the Trusted Zone. The Trusted Zone’s default medium security settings enable you to safely share files, printers, and other resources over the home network. Hackers are confined to the Public Zone, where high security settings keep you safe.

Note - The easiest way to add something to the Trusted Zone is to go to Tools | Logs | Log Viewer and see if the IP address, network, host, or site has shown up in the logs. Right-click it and choose Add to Zone | Trusted.

To add a single IP address:

  1. Select COMPUTER | Advanced Firewall| Settings | View Zones.
  2. Click Add, then select IP address from the shortcut menu.

    The Add IP Address dialog appears.

  3. Select Trusted from the Zone drop-down list.
  4. Type the IP address and a description in the boxes provided, then click OK.

To add an IP range:

  1. Select COMPUTER | Advanced Firewall| View Zones.
  2. Click Add, then select IP address from the shortcut menu.

    The Add IP Range dialog appears.

  3. Select Trusted from the Zone drop-down list.
  4. Type the beginning IP address in the first field, and the ending IP address in the second field.
  5. Type a description in the field provided, then click OK.

To add a subnet:

  1. Select COMPUTER | Advanced Firewall| View Zones.
  2. Click Add, then select Subnet from the shortcut menu.

    The Add Subnet dialog appears.

  3. Select Trusted from the Zone drop-down list.
  4. Type the IP address in the first field, and the Subnet mask in the second field.
  5. Type a description in the field provided, then click OK.

To add to a Host or Site to the trusted Zone:

  1. Select COMPUTER | Advanced Firewall| View Zones.
  2. Click Add, then select Host/Site.

    The Add Host/Site dialog appears.

  3. Select Trusted from the Zones drop-down list.
  4. Type the fully qualified host name in the Host name field.
  5. Type a description of the host/site, then click OK.

To add a network to the Trusted Zone:

  1. Select COMPUTER | Advanced Firewall| View Zones.
  2. In the Zone column, click the row containing the network, then select Trusted from the shortcut menu.
  3. Click Apply.

Note - ZoneAlarm security software automatically detects new network connections and helps you add them to the right Zone. For more information, see Configuring for networks and resources.

See Also

Managing traffic sources

 
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