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For the second consecutive year ZoneAlarm earns top honors from Virus Bulletin

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 6, 2009 – Check Point ® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced ZoneAlarm ® Extreme Security received the VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin. The publication's April comparative review of personal antivirus solutions, conducted on computers running Microsoft Windows XP SP3, included 39 product tests focused on virus detection rates and scanning speeds.

"We are pleased to see the results of the Virus Bulletin tests further validate ZoneAlarm Extreme Security's superior protection against the latest malware," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing for Check Point. "The multiple layers of advanced protection included in the new ZoneAlarm Extreme Security combined with comprehensive browser security provide unsurpassed defense against sophisticated computer and Web attacks."

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, the most comprehensive PC and browser security suite available to consumers, was praised for its "superb" detection rates and advanced firewall and intrusion prevention technologies that detect and prevent the latest attacks from infecting the PC. The author of the review, John Hawes, said, "The WildList and clean sets presented no difficulties, and Check Point's solid product earns its second VB100 award with its head held high."

Key features and benefits of ZoneAlarm Extreme Security include:

  • Industry's number one firewall utilizes latest application and process monitoring technologies to safeguard PCs against threats you don't know about
  • Complete antivirus, anti-spam, anti-spyware and a comprehensive set of additional top-rated PC defenses
  • Comprehensive browser security, featuring state-of-the-art ZoneAlarm ForceField, a virtualized browser security add-on enabling users to bank, shop and surf safely online
  • Secure online backup to protect users' important files and data from loss, theft, accidental deletion or disk failure
  • Optional private-key encryption further strengthens data security by protecting important documents should the storage server ever be compromised
  • PC tune-up and system maintenance tools that automatically clean, organize and streamline the system
  • Fast install time and enhanced scan speed provides minimal impact to end-user
  • Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista 64-bit and 32-bit platforms

For more information and a full list of ZoneAlarm Extreme Security features and benefits visit:


"Receiving a VB100 award for the second year in a row gives our customers the confidence that ZoneAlarm products are the best solutions for securing their online lives," concluded Sultan.


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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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