Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today introduced German language versions of ZoneAlarm2012, its premier line of PC security products, and ZoneAlarm SocialGuard, a new advanced Facebook security solution. Users will notice a new user-interface along with quicker initial installation – making these powerful security products easy to use, install, and navigate for any individual or family.
Additionally, customers who buy ZoneAlarm Extreme Security in September 2011 will receive a free one year subscription of ZoneAlarm SocialGuard (regularly priced for €13.99/year). ZoneAlarm 2012 products are available now and can be purchased at zonealarm.de.
"Since the launch of our first free firewall more than 10 years ago, Germany has always loved our ZoneAlarm security products," said Bari Abdul, vice president of consumer sales at Check Point Software Technologies. "Today, we released a variety of robust and comprehensive PC and Facebook security solutions so our German-speaking customers can pick the best security solution that fits their needs in their native language."
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2012
Check Point's flagship product, ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2012, is the most comprehensive security suite available on the market. Traditional signature-based antivirus technologies have been unsuccessful in providing comprehensive and consistent protection against evolving malware. Extreme Security 2012 delivers two advanced technologies to strengthen antivirus protection: 1) Check Point's new behavioral anti-virus system detects hard-to-identify viruses by monitoring their lifetime actions, and 2) ZoneAlarm® DefenseNet, a proven cloud-based service that gathers data from more than 60 million ZoneAlarm users, improves virus detection and minimizes false positives. Together, they provide reliable protection against a variety of threats.
Furthermore, the following unique technologies protect consumers across multiple layers:
• Browser Virtualization provides protection against Web drive-by download attacks with a remarkable 100% success rate against browser and plugin exploits.
• Private Browser mode not only clears your surfing tracks, but also virtualizes, encrypts and erases all activity and content viewed in the browser and its plug-ins so others cannot see anything you have seen.
• ZoneAlarm® DataLock automatically encrypts your entire hard drive to stop others from reading your PC, laptop, or netbook, even if it is lost or stolen.
• Advanced Download Protection analyzes downloads using patent-pending technology and warns you if a download is malicious - stopping it from infecting your PC.
ZoneAlarm SocialGuard protects parents and kids against social threats on Facebook, such as strangers, online predators, cyberbullies, hacked accounts, and malicious links. SocialGuard monitors children's Facebook accounts for illicit content in status updates, wall postings, messages, and friend requests – and then immediately alerts their parents only when suspicious and potentially dangerous activity is detected. SocialGuard enables parents to protect their kids while respecting their child's privacy as they cannot see or comment on wall posts or join in on conversations.
"Today's dynamic PC users need to understand how to protect not only their computers, but their personal data, Internet usage, and children – our mission is to make this complex task easy for anyone by providing strong security products that incorporate all levels of protection," concluded Abdul.
Pricing and Availability
List pricing starts at €44.95 for ZoneAlarm® Antivirus & Firewall and ZoneAlarm® Pro Firewall, €49.95 for ZoneAlarm® Internet Security Suite, €59.95 for ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, and €13.99 for ZoneAlarm SocialGuard . Current ZoneAlarm customers with up-to-date subscriptions may upgrade to the latest version of their product for no extra charge.
For more information or to buy ZoneAlarm 2012, a full list of product features and benefits can be found at zonealarm.de. Customers can also purchase ZoneAlarm products at select retail stores, including Media Markt and Saturn, starting on November 1st, 2011.
For security tips on protecting against the latest social networking risks, visit the ZoneAlarm blog at: blog.zonealarm.com/.
Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook and is not affiliated with Check Point.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (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 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, 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.