August 11, 2008
Check Point to Offer ZoneAlarm ForceField Free to Consumers on Patch Tuesday
Check Point(R) Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company will give away free full versions of ZoneAlarm(R) ForceField(TM) on Tuesday, August 12, starting at 6 a.m. PDT. The promotion will last for 24 hours, running concurrently with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday - the day Microsoft releases its latest browser and operating system patches for Windows PCs. To take advantage of the award-winning protection of Check Point's ZoneAlarm ForceField, users can click on www.zonealarm.com/patchtuesday.
A number of recent studies show that over half of all Web sites, including many of the leading search, social networking and shopping sites are infested with some form of malware, which work by taking advantage of browser or operating system vulnerabilities. Even well-known, normally safe Web sites have recently been hacked leaving Internet users without browser security vulnerable until patches are released.
Once new browser vulnerabilities have been discovered, they can be exploited almost immediately. Unfortunately, there is a time lapse before a patch can be deployed. ForceField protects against the latest threats and closes an attacker's window of opportunity by providing immediate protection. This demonstrates that patching alone is not enough and that layered protection is the best defense.
"We wanted to emphasize the importance of putting a series of safety practices into place when consumers surf the Web," said Laura Yecies, vice president and general manager for Check Point's ZoneAlarm consumer division. "Keeping patches up-to-date is vital for maintaining optimal Web security -- but is not enough -- which is why employing a browser security solution such as ZoneAlarm ForceField is critical."
ZoneAlarm ForceField is the industry's first comprehensive, virtualized browser security solution enabling consumers to bank and shop online, or surf the Internet without fear or limitation. Virtualized browsing places a two-way "bubble of security" around the browser, preventing drive-by-downloads, unwanted malware and other Web threats from damaging users' PCs or from stealing users' private information. For more information on ForceField, please visit http://www.zonealarm.com/zaff.
The ZoneAlarm ForceField promotion begins at 6 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 12 and ends at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13. The offer includes a full year license for one PC, and is limited to only one download per customer. As part of the promotion Check Point will also offer 3-user family pack of ForceField for a special price of USD 19.95 (a USD 49.90 value). To take advantage of this promotion or for more information, visit www.zonealarm.com/patchtuesday.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the leader in securing the Internet. Check Point offers total security solutions featuring a unified gateway, single endpoint agent and single management architecture, customized to fit customers' dynamic business needs. This combination is unique and is a result of our leadership and innovation in the enterprise firewall, personal firewall/endpoint, data security and VPN markets.
Check Point's pure focus is on information security. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture to protect business communications and resources, including corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market-leading endpoint and data security solutions with Check Point Endpoint Security products, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and identity theft. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes.
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