REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 21, 2009 – Check Point® Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today launched the Microsoft Windows 7 version of ZoneAlarm® Extreme Security, the latest version of the company's comprehensive consumer security suite. The ideal companion to the highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system offers robust security technologies to address multiple PC threats, from browser exploits to password theft. ZoneAlarm Extreme Security also includes the industry's first and only full hard drive encryption solution in a consumer security suite. This Check Point-unique innovation automatically encrypts all the hard drive content to protect personal and irreplaceable data in the event of laptop loss or theft. Also today, Check Point released Windows 7 versions for its complete line-up of ZoneAlarm products.
"The majority of Internet threats today cannot be addressed solely by Windows 7 built-in anti-virus because attacks are coming from many different vectors, including browser exploits, firewall attacks, and phishing attempts," said Bari Abdul, vice president of consumer sales. "ZoneAlarm delivers comprehensive protection by bringing the world's number one firewall, identity theft services and Internet and Web innovations to the Windows 7 operating system, delivering advanced security for Windows 7 users."
Designed to complement Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, ZoneAlarm Extreme Security includes:
Advanced Download Protection – Stops the latest viruses delivered online by running and analyzing downloads in a protected virtual environment before installation
Hard Drive Encryption – Enterprise-proven encryption option automatically encrypts personal and system data for identify theft protection
Password Recovery Assistance – Only ZoneAlarm provides users with included phone assistance for password and media recovery 24 hours, 7 days a week
Identity Protection Services – Credit Bureau Monitoring provides fraud alerts, plus Victim Recovery Services to help recover quickly from identify theft
Operating System Firewall – New enhancements help identify and stop sophisticated online attacks that can bypass traditional anti-virus and security suites
Virtual Browsing – Allows users to surf the Web with full protection against malicious software such as drive-by downloads or browser exploits. To date, this technology has stopped 100% of known browser and plug-in exploits.
Unified Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Engine - Performs anti-virus scans approximately 85% faster than previous versions
A full complement of additional security layers and tools like anti-spam, online backup and PC Tune-up
In conjunction with Windows 7 availability, Check Point ZoneAlarm is introducing a Windows 7 Security information portal designed to educate consumers on the security risks of Windows 7 and how they can be addressed. The new portal can be found at: http://www.zonealarm.com/windows7/. More information on ZoneAlarm product features and benefits are available at www.zonealarm.com.
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.