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San Carlos, CA, United States, 2014/04/02 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd announced the launch of its new ZoneAlarm 2015 security product line, redesigned to thwart a new generation of cyber thieves and advanced Web-based malware - ZoneAlarm.com / CheckPoint.com.
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the launch of its new ZoneAlarm 2015 security product line, redesigned to thwart a new generation of cyber thieves and advanced Web-based malware.
The online world is filled with new attacks targeting consumers and their private data. While ZoneAlarm continues to tackle threats with its industry-leading two-way Firewall and antivirus technologies, ZoneAlarm 2015 has new features to protect consumers. For the first time, advanced sandboxing technology is being offered for consumers through the Threat Emulation feature. Undiscovered threats are often hidden in email attachments and downloads; in fact, nearly one in 25 email attachments are malicious1. Threat Emulation checks attachment files in a virtual cloud sandbox, and if a file is malicious, the user is alerted to delete it. The new 2015 product line also includes Enhanced Browser Protection, which scans websites for threats before malware can even reach a users’ browser.
Recent independent tests through AV-TEST showed that ZoneAlarm 2015 Extreme Security protected against 100% of threats in real-world testing. Previously tested competitive products protected against an average of 94% of threats2.
“A big part of our daily life is lived online now. Our identities are defined through our social media interactions, the pictures and documents we email, and the private information we store on our devices. Attackers know this and are targeting us by hiding threats everywhere from emails to malicious web links,” said Bari Abdul, head of consumer business at Check Point Software Technologies. “ZoneAlarm 2015 packs the best security performance and protections for consumers’ online activities. Important features like Threat Emulation can prevent attacks even if they have not been identified by traditional antivirus, while Enhanced Browser Protection offers users maximum protection against destructive malicious links.”
In addition to defending against online threats, ZoneAlarm 2015 also protects against the physical threats to consumer devices through the new Find My Laptop feature. A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds3 with Find My Laptop, users will be able to track down their lost or stolen laptops utilizing maps and tracking technologies. The feature can also retrieve files, lock down access, send a message to the thief or finder, and even take photos from the webcam.
“Information on your PC is another extension of your identity. From personal photos and documents, to professional files and applications, your physical PC must be protected against loss or theft. ZoneAlarm 2015 provides the security protections needed in this age of growing offline crime and online threats,” concluded Abdul.
Pricing and Availability
New ZoneAlarm 2015 products are now available at zonealarm.com. Sale prices 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 (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.