CHECK POINT TO OFFER ZONEALARM INTERNET SECURITY SUITE FOR LESS THAN TEN DOLLARS ON PATCH TUESDAY
Offering the safest PC and identity theft protection available while helping nonprofit organizations stay safe through TechSoup Global
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – April 13, 2009– Check Point ® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company will offer a full version of ZoneAlarm ® Internet Security Suite on Tuesday, April 14, starting at 6:00 a.m. PDT for $9.95. The promotion will last for 24 hours, running concurrently with Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday", the day Microsoft distributes security and other updates to their Windows users. Check Point will also donate 50% of proceeds to TechSoup Global, a nonprofit organization devoted to making technology and technology education available and affordable to other nonprofits and libraries all over the world. To take advantage of this unique computer security offer and help charities stay secure, users can click on http://www.zonealarm.com/only24hours.
Recent attacks emphasize the need for robust computer security to protect personal systems and identities. The recent computer virus known as the "Conficker worm" is estimated to have infected 10 million computers worldwide. Freeware and standalone anti-virus products can not effectively protect against the 1000s of variants of this and other viruses. The multiple security layers included in the ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite provide critical protection against Conficker and other types of computer attacks. It includes award-winning antivirus and anti-spyware, the world's #1 firewall, and anti-spam. ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite also features daily credit report monitoring, parental control, and an Identity Protection Center that allows users to conveniently protect their identities and personal information in both the online and offline worlds.
"Because hackers are getting more sophisticated and Internet attacks are on the rise, consumers need an effective security solution, such as ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, that can fight the latest, most advanced computer and Web attacks," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing for Check Point. "This offer helps us make our security suite widely available to consumers and enables Check Point to sponsor technology education through TechSoup Learning Center."
The trusted ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite is an integrated product that includes a multitude of security essentials vital to fending off online attacks. It is fast to install and offers both a simplified interface and a wide range of customization features, making it an ideal security suite for all levels of users. More information and a full list of product features and benefits on ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite can be found at http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-computer-security-suite.htm.
"At TechSoup Global, we're always looking for ways to bring critical technology resources to the nonprofits and libraries we serve," said Rebecca Masisak, Co-CEO, TechSoup Global. "To do this, we partner with leading technology companies for the most up-to-date products and information. Check Point's donation will allow us to increase security education in our Learning Center via content that is specifically designed to fit the needs of the nonprofit sector."
The ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite promotion begins at 6:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 14 and ends at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The offer which represents a $49.95 value, includes a full year license for up to three PCs, and is limited to only one download per new customer. To take advantage of the award-winning protection of Check Point's flagship suite and to help charities stay secure, users can click on http://www.zonealarm.com/only24hours.
About TechSoup Global San Francisco-based TechSoup Global (www.techsoupglobal.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides technology information to individuals and organizations in more than 190 countries, has provided consulting services in more than fifty countries and, through its global network of capacity building NGOs, manages product donations to more than 80,000 organizations in 22 countries. The product donations program has enabled organizations to save over $1.2 billion in expenses as of September 2008. TechSoup Global continues to innovate with a goal of bringing increased resources and capacity to organizations working diligently on their social missions. In addition to Adobe and Intuit, TechSoup Global has a network of more than 35 corporate donor partners including Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec. For more information about technology donations and resources, visit www.techsoup.org.
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. 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.