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Check Point Delivers New Safer, Faster and Easier Computer Security and Identity Theft Protection with ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0

Enhancements to core security, improvement in performance and a new user interface are among the advancements in ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0

Redwood City, CA —

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the release of ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0, featuring core security and performance enhancements along with a new user interface providing consumers and small businesses the safest, fastest and easiest PC and identity theft protection available.  Check Point also released today new versions of ZoneAlarm Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0 expands security with enhancements such as Early Boot Protection, which guards the computer during system start-up where other security products leave systems vulnerable, and Rootkit Protection in the OSFirewall, which blocks attacks targeting processes deep in the operating system.  A new user interface with “1-Click Fix-it” offers users a simple, easy way to keep their security up-to-date, and new antivirus scan modes improve overall performance.  ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite also features new daily credit report monitoring and a newly designed Identity Protection Center that allows users to conveniently protect their identities and personal information in both the online and offline worlds. 

ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0 combines multiple layers of defense for unbeatable protection. It includes award-winning antivirus and anti-spyware, the world’s #1 firewall, identity protection, and anti-spam.  It is the fastest security suite to install, and offers both a simplified interface and a wide range of customization features, making it ideal for all levels of user.  More information and a full list of product features and benefits on ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0 can be found at http://www.zonealarm.com/zaiss.

“Today, hackers and online criminals are utilizing a multitude of new, less traditional attack vectors to infiltrate PCs and steal personal information, giving way to a whole new breed of Internet threats,” said Jon Crotty, security research analyst at IDC.  “For Internet security protection to be effective, it must be able to proactively protect against this new breed of threats, while still maintaining an optimal level of usability so consumers can easily install it and keep it up-to-date.”

“Because criminals are becoming more sophisticated and rendering traditional security obsolete, we focused on digging more deeply and broadly to stop attacks that by-pass other security products,” said Laura Yecies, vice president and general manager for Check Point’s ZoneAlarm consumer division.  “We also paid close attention to the full lifecycle of PCs and of malware, making sure users are protected during the early stages or start-up, where other security software typically can fall short.  In addition, we put a great deal of emphasis on providing users with much more in-depth protection against identity theft than any other Internet security product.”

Continued Yecies, “ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0 is the safest, fastest and easiest product on the market today, and provides users with the essential multi-layered protection they need to keep their PCs safe.”

Pricing and Availability
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 8.0 is available immediately for download at http://www.zonealarm.com/zaiss and for purchase at retail outlets beginning in September (single user: USD 49.95; 3-user family pack: USD 69.95).

New versions of ZoneAlarm Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus are also available today for USD 39.95 and USD 29.95 respectively.

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.