Singapore, April 13, 2010 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company will offer a free version of ZoneAlarm Pro 2010, the advanced firewall solution designed to stop attacks that anti-virus by itself misses. To heighten online safety, ZoneAlarm partnered with Intersections Inc. to offer Identity Guard Basic ProtectionSM, a fundamental package of identity theft protection services and solutions. The promotion will begin on Tuesday, April 13, starting at 6 a.m. PDT., and will last for 24 hours, running concurrently with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. Get your free protection, worth over US$120, by going to: www.zonealarm.com/only24hours.
ZoneAlarm Pro 2010 combines the world's leading firewall with an OSFirewall that monitors behavior within the operating system (OS) to stop malicious attacks, especially modern attacks that are intentionally designed to bypass PC security. Together, these robust defenses block attacks that anti-virus alone misses, making ZoneAlarm
Pro the perfect add-on to the anti-virus protection consumers may already have. Identity Guard Basic ProtectionSM, provided by Intersections Inc., North America's leading provider of consumer identity theft protection services, offers consumers baseline protection including daily Internet monitoring of personal information, lost wallet protection, access to the Identity Theft Assistance Center, and US$1 million loss reimbursement insurance (at no additional cost to the consumer), a US$60 value for a 12-month subscription.
"Tax season gives scammers an open field for identity theft," said Bari Abdul, head of consumer sales at Check Point Software Technologies. "To avoid online scams, taxpayers need to protect their identity on and off the PC. To promote security and identity theft awareness we are partnering with Intersections Inc., to offer consumers a state-of-the art firewall and a leading identity theft protection solution at no cost."
To prevent attacks from entering the PC through the web browser, ZoneAlarm Pro 2010 includes a new Advanced Download Protection technology that automatically checks and analyzes the programs a user wishes to download to determine if they are safe or malicious. It also adds anti-phishing, both signature and heuristic based, to block more fraudulent sites. To keep criminals from stealing personal data, Identity Guard Basic ProtectionSM monitors critical information such as Social Security and credit card numbers, as well as bank account records and immediately alerts subscribers to suspicious activity that is detected. For more information on ZoneAlarm Pro and Identity Guard Basic ProtectionSM, please visit: www.zonealarm.com and www.identityguard.com/basic respectively.
The Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro and Identity Guard® Basic ProtectionSM promotion represents a US$120 value and ZoneAlarm Pro includes a full year license for up to three PCs. It is limited to only one download per new customer. To participate in the promotion, click on http://www.zonealarm.com/only24hours. ZoneAlarm is also offering an early promotion to existing and new Facebook fans at: www.facebook.com/ZoneAlarmFirewall.