Check Point ZoneAlarm 2013 Security Products First to Offer
Comprehensive Privacy Protection With Facebook Privacy Scan and Do
New Security Product Line Offers Enhanced Privacy and Stronger
SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Check Point(R)
Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, today introduced its new ZoneAlarm 2013
security product line, which is Windows 8 compatible and first to
integrate a new Facebook Privacy Scan and Do Not Track. The new 2013
products also offer improved performance and security through
advanced antivirus and firewall capabilities. In addition, features
like identity protection and parental controls protect consumers and
their families across multiple layers, making ZoneAlarm the most
comprehensive security solution available.
ZoneAlarm continues to innovate with its new 2013 free and paid
products. With new features like Facebook Privacy Scan and Do Not
Track, users can choose whether or not they want their Facebook
content and web activity to be made accessible to Facebook searchers
and Internet advertisers. The new features launch just as Facebook
ZoneAlarm's Facebook Privacy Scan flags privacy concerns in timeline
posts and gives users tips and instructions for improving their
privacy. This includes exposing Likes and comments that may reveal
private and sensitive information about the user. Along with the
Facebook privacy enhancement comes the new ZoneAlarm Do Not Track
feature that blocks users' information from being tracked, offering
added privacy protection that is stronger than what is available from
"Companies are paying big money to collect consumer information, from
what we share via social media to our search terms, and they can even
see what we read, buy and send through our email accounts," said Bari
Abdul, Head of Consumer Business at Check Point Software
Technologies. "This environment makes us even more susceptible to
online attacks -- not to mention spam and data overload. With
ZoneAlarm 2013 products, you get maximum protection from the latest
online threats while managing information that is shared with others
-- this gives control back
to the consumer."
ZoneAlarm's Facebook privacy scan evaluates users' posts, identifying
and protecting content that could compromise a person's privacy.
While they are on Facebook, users can easily launch the privacy scan
from the ZoneAlarm toolbar. The privacy scan then reviews recent
timeline posts and gives users control of what others see by:
-- Identifying and flagging Timeline posts that expose private
-- Reviewing photo tags, scanning photos, videos and status updates for
tags that can hurt a person's privacy.
-- Scanning comments and posts within a user's Facebook account within
-- Offering detailed Facebook privacy tips and a privacy forum for
connecting and sharing best practices with others.
ZoneAlarm's Do Not Track feature, powered by privacy expert, Abine,
allows people to turn-off aggressive tracking, letting them decide if
their information is shared with advertisers and, ultimately, whether
or not they receive unsolicited advertising -- online or offline. Do
Not Track Feature:
-- Stops companies from tracking your geo-location and sites you've
-- Increases browsing speed and limits tracking requests.
-- Identifies when a website tracker is trying to collect your
information, completely blocking the tracking requests. Real-time
updates modify the list of trackers to block.
"It's always a good idea to exercise cautious Facebook and Internet
security habits -- at ZoneAlarm, we're taking it a step further by
providing solutions that protect your PC and the privacy of
information that could put your safety, identity and financial
well-being at risk," concluded Abdul.
ZoneAlarm offers complete security that combines multiple layers of
defense for unbeatable protection. The 2013 security products feature
advanced antivirus capabilities that utilize ZoneAlarm
DefenseNet(TM), a cloud-based service that detects over 50,000 new
applications and threats daily, to silently stop existing and
emerging attacks. More information and a full list of product
features and benefits of ZoneAlarm products for 2013 can be found at
Pricing and Availability
New ZoneAlarm 2013 products are now
available at http://www.zonealarm.com. Sale price starts at $34.95
for ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus & Firewall, $44.95 for ZoneAlarm Internet
Security Suite, and $54.95 for ZoneAlarm Extreme Security. Current
ZoneAlarm customers with up-to-date subscriptions may upgrade to the
latest version of their product for no extra charge.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised
protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity
and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the
industry with FireWall-1(R) and its patented stateful inspection
technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations
based on the Software Blade Architecture(TM), providing customers
with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to
meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the
only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business
process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and
enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps
organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with
business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations
of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check
Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of
consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
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Kip E. Meintzer
Check Point Software Technologies
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