Understanding Firewall Logs


By default, ZoneAlarm software records all Firewall events in a log, and archives the log file every seven days. To change the logging settings, see Managing Alerts and Logs Settings.

To view Firewall Log events:

  1. Open the ZoneAlarm software client.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Logs.
    The Alerts and Logs window opens, and shows the Log Viewer.
  3. From the Select log type drop-down list, select Firewall.
    The Log Viewer shows the Firewall log entries:

To control the number of entries in the Log Viewer:

Click and select the number of log entries from the Show Last drop-down menu:

  • 10
  • 25
  • 50
  • 100
  • 200
  • All

To clear the Log Viewer entries:

Click Clear.

To refresh the Log Viewer:

Click Refresh.

To add an IP address to a Security Zone:

  1. Select an entry in the Log Viewer table.
  2. Click Add To Zone.
    The Add Zone window opens.
  3. Select the Zone you want to add the IP address to - Trusted or Blocked.
  4. Add a description.
  5. Click OK.

To learn more about blocked traffic:

  1. Select an entry in the Log Viewer table.
  2. Click More Info.
    The SmartDefense Advisor web page opens, and provides information about the selected blocked packet type.
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