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Intersections Inc. Offers Special 24-Hour Promotion of Free Identity Theft Protection Service on Patch Tuesday

April 12, 2010

CHANTILLY, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX), a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services which has served over 30 million consumers, today announced that the company is offering a special 24-hour promotion in conjunction with Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday and tax deadline day where IDENTITY GUARD® Basic Protection(SM) will be available for free on Tuesday, April 13th starting at 9 a.m. EDT. This promotional offer coincides with Check Point Software’s free offer of ZoneAlarm® Pro, world’s leading firewall, on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday as well.

“With the tax filing deadline quickly approaching, we want to help consumers protect themselves against sophisticated identity thieves who are working tirelessly to capitalize on their busiest season. Patch Tuesday is a great reminder of the need for robust security to protect your personal computer as well as your most valuable asset — your identity,” said Steve Schwartz, Intersections’ Executive Vice President of Consumer Solutions. “Our long standing relationship with Check Point affords us a great opportunity to offer our own IDENTITY GUARD® Basic Protection(SM) along with their ZoneAlarm® Pro to help customers lay a solid foundation to protect their personal information and as a way to help consumers take an important first step toward identity protection.”

IDENTITY GUARD® Basic Protection(SM) offers consumers a fundamental package of identity theft protection services and solutions, including daily Internet monitoring of personal information, lost wallet protection, access to ITAC Victim Assistance — identity theft recovery services and $1 million reimbursement insurance valued at $60 for a one-year subscription, but being offered for free during the April 13, 24-hour promotion. ZoneAlarm ® Pro provides consumers with “front door” protection — stopping hackers and intruders in their tracks. The solution includes a one-of-a-kind Operating System Firewall (OSFirewall(TM)), a 2-way firewall, wireless PC protection, SmartDefense(TM) service, advanced download protection and dangerous web site detections for a one-year subscription valued at $60.

“According to the Internal Revenue Service, 95 million Americans filed their taxes electronically last year,” said Bari Abdul, Head of Consumer Sales at Check Point Software Technologies. “With so much sensitive data being transmitted and often stored on your computer, it’s critical to protect your personal information with a combination of a strong firewall and identify theft protection services — antivirus alone is not enough. We are offering both of these easy-to-use solutions for free so that more consumers will safeguard their identities before misfortune happens.”

THE IDENTITY GUARD® Basic Protection(SM) and ZoneAlarm® Pro promotions begin at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 13 and ends at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14. The offer, which represents a $120.00 retail value, includes a full year license for up to 3 PCs, and is limited to only one download per new customer. To take advantage of the offers, users can visit: http://www.zonealarm.com/only24hours.

In addition, ZoneAlarm is offering an extended sign-up period to consumers that become fans of ZoneAlarm® on Facebook, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 12. Please visit the Facebook fan page on April 12 to take advantage of this offer: http://www.facebook.com/ZoneAlarmFirewall.

About Intersections

Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) is a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft, privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high-value opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, and other businesses. Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its brand, IDENTITY GUARD® (www.identityguard.com). Intersections’ consumer identity theft protection services have protected more than 30 million consumers.

To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its subsidiaries provide cutting-edge identity management solutions including security breach remediation; pre-employment background screening; and corporate brand protection.

For advice, opinions, and the latest news on identity theft for consumers, visit http://www.IDGuardian.com. Twitter handle: IDGuardian. For educational tools and resources on breach readiness for businesses, visit http://www.BreachCenter.com. Twitter handle: BreachCenter

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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