Check Point Launches ZoneAlarm for Vista Using New Operating System Security Technologies to Provide the Highest Level of Protection Available
Redwood City, CA —
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the availability of ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.1 for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. ZoneAlarm Antivirus and the free ZoneAlarm firewall were also made available today for Vista.
Check Point is the first major security vendor to utilize the next generation Windows Filtering Platform application programming interface (API) for Microsoft Vista. This also marks the first time that ZoneAlarm's exclusive Operating System Firewall protection has been made available for Microsoft Vista. By leveraging these and other leading technologies, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite delivers superior levels of protection and reliability.
"By utilizing Vista's new API and providing a deeper OS-layer firewall, ZoneAlarm can provide consumers with greater protection and stability on the Vista operating system," said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. "As hackers innovate, security vendors can not rely purely on old methods and old technologies – it's good to see ZoneAlarm lead the way."
With comprehensive multi-layer protection, including best-of-breed antivirus, anti-spyware, and the renowned ZoneAlarm firewall, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.1 safeguards PC users against today's most complex online threats. Through its exclusive operating system firewall, ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite employs the deepest levels of integration with the Vista operating system to proactively prevent threats that basic, traditional firewalls and signature-based systems miss.
"Today's complex and dynamic Internet threat environment commands security solutions that use the latest and most innovative technologies to stay one step ahead of the bad guys," said Laura Yecies, vice president and general manager of Check Point's ZoneAlarm consumer division. "By supporting Microsoft's new Vista operating system with the latest technologies available, ZoneAlarm continues its longstanding tradition of offering users the highest levels of security without infringing on the user's experience."
Pricing and Availability
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.1 is available immediately in retail stores and online at www.zonealarm.com (single user list: $49.95, special promotion rate: $39.95; 3-user family pack: list $69.95, special promotion rate: $49.95). Existing customers can update to version 7.1 for free if their subscription is current, and will receive a notification within two weeks of availability. The basic ZoneAlarm firewall continues to be free for personal and non-profit use.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leader in securing the Internet. The company is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall, data security and VPN markets. Check Point's PURE focus is on IT security with its extensive portfolio of network security, data security and security management solutions. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of security solutions to protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market leading data security solutions through the Pointsec product line, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from hundreds of leading companies. 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.