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World's #1 Firewall for Windows XP & Vista Users Available Free to Consumers for 24 Hours

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – Nov. 17, 2008 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that in celebration of the company's 15th anniversary and the anniversary of the ZoneAlarm firewall, it will offer Check Point ZoneAlarm® Pro 2009 free for 24 hours to consumers. The promotion begins on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at 6 a.m. PST and lasts until 6 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Nov. 19. To participate in or learn more about the promotion, please visit

Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro protects PCs at the operating system level which, is important to ensuring greater security against malicious software such as worms, viruses, spyware, Trojan Horses, rootkits, botnets, and more, all intentionally-designed to corrupt the OS. As consumers live more and more online, without a firewall in place, they can become easy prey for hackers infiltrating their PCs and capturing or compromising their personal data and identity.

"Although many consumers may be familiar with a firewall conceptually, most are not proactively implementing firewall protection to insure their safety and security on their personal computers," said Laura Yecies, vice president and general manager for Check Point's ZoneAlarm consumer division. "By offering Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro free for 24 hours, we are allowing consumers to witness first hand the value and improved protection that comes from our powerful yet easy-to-use firewall. It includes key online and offline identity theft protection and anti-spyware that aggressively blocks and removes malware."

The Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro promotion begins at 6 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 and ends 6 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. The offer, which represents a $40 value, includes a full year license for one PC, and is limited to only one download per customer. To take advantage of the award-winning protection of Check Point's ZoneAlarm Pro users can click on

"ZoneAlarm, the Check Point consumer brand and makers of one of the first personal computer firewalls, currently protects more than 20 million home PCs and we are excited about extending our reach to help safeguard even more consumers," concluded Yecies.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( 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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