XYMOX2006 - As a long time former ZA user, I feel qualified to give you advice concerning a ZA to Comodo switch. First off, I agree that the little red and green lights in the sys tray are nice. But there’s constant traffic going on whether you can see it or not. I wouldn’t make a decision to switch or not based on that. I was using ZASS and half of the options were turned off because I didn’t need them or they didn’t work properly. After much hand wringing and reading, I found that Comodo has an automatic option, making it as simple as ZA. I successfully uninstalled ZA using the extensive uninstall procedure, and installed Comodo. I immediately found that my pc booted and shut down in half the time. The pc also ran crisper. After clicking 2 options Comodo took off in learning mode and aside from the occasional pop up, I’m not even aware it’s there. It’s light on its feet.
On the home page, CPF is presently called Comodo Free Firewall http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/ . The Pro designation would put it on an equal footing as other Pro products when making comparisons but it could be somewhat confusing. I mean a Pro version usually costs more than a non-Pro version.
I agree that people tend to think “Pro” is better (although with the major-name software, it usually ends up meaning a “suite” or “package” to include firewall/AV/other stuff). Since the use of “Pro” seems to me to be somewhat deceptive (whether or not it’s seen that way), I would personally think something like Comodo Firewall - Advanced.
You’re telling it like it is; it’s Advanced, and the tests prove it. I don’t think anyone else uses that type of quantifier in their product name for firewalls, which would (maybe?) make it stand out more. Doesn’t say “free” but it could still come up under “Free Firewall” searches. Here’s another thought, to avoid confusing comparisons to ZA… instead of calling it “free” (where, you get what you pay for…), say it’s available at no charge.
But hey, I’m not in marketing! I promise I do not know squat about marketing!
I think Comodo personal Firewall is just fine. The minute you start dreaming up catchy logos, you’ll start to lose credibility. As it stands people know what CPF stands for if they have looked into firewalls even a little bit. Like I say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.