FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrew Smith/Michelle Wozencraft
0208 762 9292
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NEW ZONEALARM SECURITY SUITE COMBATS
PHISHING FRAUD AND SPAM
Best of Breed Suite Adds Powerful New Safeguards and Further Strengthens Defenses Against Internet Worms
London, UK – November 9, 2004 - Zone Labs®, a Check Point® company (NASDAQ: CHKP), today announced the immediate availability of ZoneAlarm® Security Suite 5.5, the latest release of its easy-to-use, comprehensive Internet security solution. With the addition of award-winning anti-phishing and anti-spam technology, ZoneAlarm Security Suite protects consumers and small business users from a wide range of Internet-borne threats posed by hackers, viruses, spyware, online fraud and spam. The Suite provides all-in-one PC protection, integrating the Zone Labs award-winning firewall with antivirus, Web site filtering, privacy protection, instant messaging security and now, phishing and spam filtering.
Phishing attacks are email scams designed to steal credit card and banking information from online users by directing them to knockoff sites that look like popular e-commerce, auction or financial sites. From November 2003 to April 2004, phishing emails increased an average of 110 percent each month, netting almost $500 million from the victims, according to a study sponsored by Truste and NACHA. In addition, in a recent study with more than 225,000 participants, MailFrontier Research™ found that over 31 percent of the responses incorrectly identified fraudulent email as legitimate. The probability that someone will both receive and fall prey to a phishing scam is increasing daily.
By integrating award-winning anti-phishing and anti-spam technology from MailFrontier™, a pioneer in email security and leading provider of anti-spam and anti-phishing solutions, ZoneAlarm Security Suite 5.5 helps users safeguard themselves against inventive, profit-driven thieves.
“With spam’s inconvenience comes deceit and danger from phishing scams, viruses and Internet worms,” said Frederick Felman, vice president of marketing, Check Point’s Zone Labs division. “The release of ZoneAlarm Security Suite 5.5 equips Zone Labs users with state-of-the-art tools for proactively defending their Internet-connected PCs and invaluable personal data.”
The new anti-phishing and anti-spam features in ZoneAlarm Security Suite 5.5 offer:
* Phishing and Fraud Protection uses patent-pending technology to identify and isolate fraudulent emails designed to lure users into dangerous activities. Phishing and other fraudulent emails are sent directly to a Fraudulent Mail folder. Users have the option to automatically forward these emails to MailFrontier to help eradicate fraud.
* Spam Filter saves users time, effort, and bandwidth by automatically preventing unwanted, inappropriate and dangerous messages from arriving in their Outlook or Outlook Express inbox.
* Industrial-Strength Detection brings sophisticated, enterprise-class spam detection methods to individual users, without requiring expert knowledge.
* Ease-of-Use features include automatically updated blocked lists and a personal filter that learns preferences based on user behavior. The Automatic Setup feature saves time by scanning a user’s inbox at installation to learn preferences.
Zone Labs also announced immediate availability of new versions of its entire ZoneAlarm product family including ZoneAlarm with Antivirus 5.5, ZoneAlarm Pro 5.5 and ZoneAlarm 5.5. Offering powerful protection against viruses, worms and Trojans, the entire product line features “hardened” security to further shield PCs from advanced hacker techniques. In addition, ZoneAlarm Security Suite, ZoneAlarm with Antivirus and ZoneAlarm Pro make home networking as well as remote and wireless security easy and secure with enhanced Automatic Network Detection. This provides simpler and safer security for home and wireless networks than Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
“Zone Labs has demonstrated its innovative leadership in Internet security, making it an ideal match for MailFrontier,” said Anne Bonaparte, president and CEO of MailFrontier. “While providing ZoneAlarm Security Suite users with a unique advantage in securing email from the growing threat of attacks, the extensive Zone Labs community will help MailFrontier eliminate future email threats.”
Pricing and Availability Information
ZoneAlarm Security Suite 5.5, ZoneAlarm Pro 5.5, ZoneAlarm with Antivirus and ZoneAlarm 5.5 all are available today from www.zonelabs.com. ZoneAlarm Security Suite costs £49.95 for a single user, ZoneAlarm Pro 5 £39.95 costs for a single user and ZoneAlarm with Antivirus costs £16.95 for a single user. ZoneAlarm continues to be free for personal and non-profit use.
The ZoneAlarm family of products supports Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000 Pro and XP Pro/Home.
About Zone Labs
Zone Labs®, a Check Point‚ company (Nasdaq: CHKP), is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security. Zone Labs is a leading creator of endpoint security solutions protecting millions of PCs and the valuable, personally-identifiable information on those PCs, from hackers, spyware and data theft. The company's award-winning endpoint security product line is deployed in global enterprises, small businesses and consumers' homes, protecting them from Internet-borne threats. Check Point Integrity™ is an endpoint security management platform that protects corporate data and productivity. The ZoneAlarm family of products is among the most popular and successful Internet security products available today while IMsecure® Pro offers comprehensive security for instant messaging. Please visit http://www.zonelabs.com for more information.
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