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Monday, May 24, 2010

Check Point enhances free firewall with malware analysis

Check Point has enhanced its ZoneAlarm firewall with a feature that analyses malware reported by its community.  The company said that the free firewall includes both an inbound and outbound firewall, with the inbound firewall preventing hackers from entering a PC and outbound protection automatically blocking data from being transmitted back out to the hacker.

In addition, the new ZoneAlarm free firewall uses both signatures and heuristics to block dangerous websites, and also includes an identity check-up with ‘identity guard’ that allows customers to see if their identity and personal information has been exposed.

Bari Abdul, vice president of consumer sales at Check Point, said: “Most people have some form of anti-virus protection.

Posted on 05/24