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
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.