Er. Could you guys be more specific as to what's confusing about this idea? Are you saying it's difficult to navigate? Are you saying you don't get what exactly I'm advocating?
I mean... let's consider... defining a new blocked network zone. Let's suppose you want to add a new network zone. You have to close the My Blocked Network Zones window, go to the advanced tab, go to Security Policy, go to the My Network Zones tab, and finally create a new zone. Then close that, go back to the Common Tasks tab, re-open the My Blocked Network Zones window, and add the new zone.
What happens if you want to add a new file group to your protected files? You click a button in the My Protected Files window to launch a child window that cannot be accessed any other way. Upon making a new file group, you're returned to the My Protected Files window to add the group.
Two very similar tasks... incredibly inconsistent, and more importantly tedious, usability. How could a list of buttons linking directly to their respective windows, with tool tips, and contextual grouping, be more confusing? How could this be more confusing than putting My Blocked Network Zones in Common Tasks, then burying My Network Zones in a tab in My Security Policy under Advanced?
Let's suppose you want to add a new network zone to your blocked network zones. Click Network Zones, add the new zone, close the child-window. Click Blocked Network Zones, add the new zone, close the window.
Let's suppose you want to add a new file group to your protected file groups. Same thing.
Add a new file group to your computer security policy? Same thing. etc.
+ View Active Connections
+ View Firewall Events
+ Define a New Trusted Application
+ Define a New Blocked Application
+ Stealth My Ports
Zones & Sets
+ Network Zones
+ Blocked Network Zones
+ Port Sets
+ Application Rules
+ Predefined Rules
+ Global Rules
+ General Settings
+ Alert Settings
+ Advanced Settings
Is there maybe some confusion over the grouping? Are the titles too vague? Is there some confusion over what's click-able and what isn't? Was it the layout in the picture?