ZoneAlarm ForceField: Compromised in sixty seconds
Check Point's virtualized browser security client, like would-be panaceas before it, fails to live up to the hypeFollow @rogeragrimes
More telling in the grand scheme of things, ForceField proved less effective than a fully patched version of Windows XP SP3 running Internet Explorer 7 and fully patched applications. Exposing the patched system to the same malicious sites I used to test ForceField, I discovered that all malicious drive-by-download programs were prevented even when the malicious Web sites were displayed, besting the prevention provided by ForceField on unpatched systems. ForceField could possibly offer some detection and prevention advantages for zero-day exploits, and even in my limited test cases, definitely offers improved alerting and detection over a system without any anti-malware software installed. But it didn't provide better protection than a fully patched system.
Overall, I found ZoneAlarm ForceField to deliver slightly above average protection (due to the anti-spyware and anti-phishing detection capabilities) as compared to other security sandbox products I've tested, but I'm still not convinced that any product of this type offers complete enough protection to be strongly recommended.