MEDIA ALERT: CHECK POINT PROVIDES ZONEALARM CUSTOMERS SOLUTION FOR LOSS OF INTERNET ACCESS WHICH MAY OCCUR AFTER INSTALLATION OF MICROSOFT UPDATE KB951748
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – July 9, 2008 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is today providing ZoneAlarm customers with a solution to address the loss of Internet access which may occur after the installation of Microsoft Update KB951748.
In a posted Security Advisory, Check Point informed ZoneAlarm users of several options for restoring connectivity to the Internet. The options include: a) temporarily uninstalling yesterday's hotfix KB951748 issued by Microsoft, which caused the loss of Internet access or b) setting firewall security to "medium." Later today, Check Point will be issuing a ZoneAlarm update that provides a permanent solution to users.
For more information on this issue and the workaround options, please visit Check Point's ZoneAlarm Security Advisory:
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. We are unique in this offering as 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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Kip E. Meintzer
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