SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

October 12, 2009 09:14 ET

Check Point to Offer ZoneAlarm Pro 2010 Free to Consumers on Patch Tuesday

Full Year of the World's #1 Firewall and Identity Theft Protection Available Free for 24 Hours

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company will offer a free full version of ZoneAlarm® Pro 2010 on Tuesday, October 13, starting at 6 a.m. PDT. to help consumers stay safe online. The promotion will last for 24 hours, running concurrently with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday -- the day Microsoft releases its latest browser and operating system patches for Windows PCs. To take advantage of the award-winning protection of Check Point's ZoneAlarm Pro, consumers can click on www.zonealarm.com/only24hours.

ZoneAlarm Pro 2010 combines the world's number one firewall with an OSFirewall that monitors behavior within the operating system (OS) to stop malicious attacks that are intentionally designed to corrupt the OS. Together, these robust defenses block attacks that anti-virus alone misses, making it the perfect add-on to the anti-virus protection consumers may already have. Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro includes, for no additional charge, Identity Protection Services with daily credit report monitoring, and Victim Recovery Services that help consumers recover quickly from identity theft.

"Online threats continue to expand dramatically, doubling in number every few months. Even browsing legitimate Web sites can expose consumers to hidden threats designed to compromise PCs and steal personal information," said Bari Abdul, vice president of consumer sales. "By offering Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro free for 24 hours, we are making our trusted firewall more widely available to consumers, helping protect their credit card numbers, social security information and any personal data against sophisticated threats."

To prevent attacks entering the PC through the web browser, ZoneAlarm Pro 2010 includes a new Advanced Download Protection technology that automatically checks and analyzes the programs a user wishes to download to determine if they are safe or malicious. It also adds anti-phishing, both signature and heuristic based, to block more fraudulent sites.

The Check Point ZoneAlarm Pro promotion represents a $40 value and includes a full year license for up to three PCs. It is limited to only one download per new customer. To participate in the promotion, click on http://www.zonealarm.com/only24hours.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers 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 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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