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Zone Labs Announces Immediate Availability of New ZoneAlarm Plus Internet Security Utility

New ZoneAlarm Plus Joins Zone Labs' Family of Endpoint Security Solutions for Consumers and Small Business Users, Offering Powerful Security
for Personal Firewall 'Purists'

San Francisco, CA. - June 25, 2002 - Zone Labs Inc., a leading creator of endpoint security solutions, today announced the immediate availability of ZoneAlarm Plus version 3.1, a powerful Internet security solution that provides Zone Labs' award-winning firewall protection in an easy-to-use package for home and small business users, especially those who are personal firewall 'purists'. ZoneAlarm Plus is the newest addition to Zone Labs' family of endpoint security solutions that protect Internet-connected PCs from hacker attacks and risks posed by Trojan horses, spyware and other 'parasite' code. Those solutions span the entire spectrum of customer needs including basic Internet security with ZoneAlarm, advanced security and privacy features with ZoneAlarm Pro, and comprehensive endpoint security management with Zone Labs Integrity™, the company's security platform for enterprises.
ZoneAlarm Plus combines an intuitive user experience with powerful security features including a stealth firewall to barricade the PC from inbound attacks; Program Control to put the user in charge of which programs are communicating with the Internet, thus thwarting Trojan horse and spyware programs from 'calling home'; and quarantining suspicious email attachments with its MailSafe feature. Just like its 'big brother' ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarm Plus 'hardens' security with component control features that not only fingerprint which programs have permission to access the Internet, but also fingerprints the individual components of those programs to prevent hackers from abusing trusted programs.
Streamlined installation and automatic network detection make it simpler to manage security settings for both traditional and wireless networks with ZoneAlarm Plus. This ensures that users can enjoy the benefits and flexibility of new, wireless networks without sacrificing security. In addition, ZoneAlarm Plus users can access Zone Labs' AlertAdvisorSM service that helps both novice and advanced users make informed decisions about the security-related events that are occurring on their PCs. The AlertAdvisor provides easy access to an extensive security knowledgebase and also contains a graphical utility that maps the address of any PC that is attempting to probe the ZoneAlarm Plus user's PC, to make tracing hackers more useful and intuitive. Unlike other graphical utilities that perform similar functions, identifying information about the victimized PC is not revealed when performing the search so a user's security is not compromised while locating the perpetrator.
"The introduction of ZoneAlarm Plus completes Zone Labs' consumer and SOHO line of products," said Frederick Felman, vice president of marketing, Zone Labs. "ZoneAlarm Plus was created for the firewall purist, who wants the most advanced firewall features and the most powerful protection available, but is not interested in any additional bells and whistles."
In addition, a new version of the company's basic firewall, ZoneAlarm version 3.1, will be available in July. ZoneAlarm 3.1, which will continue to be free for personal and non-profit use, will include stronger security, improved logging of Alerts, and a redesigned user interface for a more intuitive user experience.
Pricing and Availability
ZoneAlarm Plus 3.1 supports Windows 98, SE, Me, NT, 2000 and XP. ZoneAlarm Plus costs $39.95 for a single user and is available immediately for purchase and download from the Zone Labs web site at www.zonelabs.com.
About Zone Labs, Inc.
Zone Labs, one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, is a leading creator of endpoint security solutions protecting millions of PCs from risks posed by hackers and data theft. The company's award-winning endpoint security product line is deployed in global enterprises, small businesses and consumers' homes, protecting them from Internet-borne threats. Zone Labs Integrity™ is an endpoint security management platform that protects corporate data and productivity while ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Pro and ZoneAlarm Plus are among the most popular and successful Internet security products available today.
Founded in 1997, Zone Labs is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA, with European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, please visit Zone Labs at www.zonelabs.com.
Editor's Note: TrueVector, ZoneAlarm, the Zone Labs logo and Zone Labs are registered trademarks of Zone Labs Inc. Zone Labs Integrity is a trademark of Zone Labs Inc. AlertAdvisor is a service mark of Zone Labs Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Zone Labs Integrity protected under U.S. Patent No. 5,987,611. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.