Zone Labs to Support U3 Smart Drive Computing Platform; ZoneAlarm Security Suite on a U3-Powered USB Smart Drive Will Protect Consumers from a Wide Range of Internet Threats Posed by Hackers, Viruses, Spam and More
SAN JOSE, Calif. — U3(TM) LLC, creator of the U3 smart drive computing platform, and Zone Labs(R), a Check Point(R) company (NASDAQ:CHKP), today announced that Zone Labs is developing a mobile version of its award-winning ZoneAlarm(R) Security Suite to protect consumers utilizing a U3-powered USB smart drive from dangerous Internet threats.
The customized ZoneAlarm Security Suite solution for the U3 platform will offer people the ability to proactively protect their USB smart drives and host PCs from infected files such as viruses and malware, and malicious hacker attacks. Zone Labs will demonstrate an early pre-release version of the suite running on a U3-powered USB smart drive at the first annual U3 Global Developer Summit, which begins today at the San Jose Marriott.
U3 powered smart drives transform the USB flash drive into a private, portable and protected workspace that simply plugs into any PC running Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Users access their personal applications and data from the smart drive through a user-friendly interface, called the U3 Launchpad, making computing more mobile and secure. The U3 smart drive computing platform is designed to leave the host computer unaltered when the U3-powered smart drive is removed, and the user has full confidence that no personal information has been left behind.
ZoneAlarm Security Suite provides comprehensive security through Zone Labs’ award-winning firewall with integrated antivirus, Web site filtering, privacy protection, instant messaging security, anti-phishing and spam filtering. ZoneAlarm Security Suite running on a U3-powered USB smart drive will offer mobile users complete protection from malware residing on a host PC as well as Internet-borne attacks while the smart drive is plugged into a PC; and data integrity and confidentiality is ensured once the smart drive is removed.
“U3’s smart drive computing platform is a testament to the growing mobile computing trend, and provides consumers unparalleled flexibility and mobility by allowing them to take trusted applications and resources wherever they go,” said Gregor Freund, chief technology officer of Check Point Software Technologies and general manager of Zone Labs. “We are pleased to take part in this innovative industry initiative and serve as a technology partner to ensure that users are always protected against all forms of malware.”
“ZoneAlarm Security Suite is a trusted and recognized brand in Internet security,” said Kate Purmal, chief executive officer of U3. “Zone Labs saw the importance of locking down valuables at the end-user’s level at a time when industry-wide security applications were more concerned with backend infrastructure. Their foresight makes them a good match for U3. Together, we’re redefining portable security.”
The ZoneAlarm Security Suite will be available for all U3 powered USB smart drives this fall.
About Zone Labs
Zone Labs(R), a Check Point(R) company (Nasdaq:CHKP), is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security. Zone Labs is a leading creator of endpoint security solutions protecting millions of PCs and the valuable, personally-identifiable information on those PCs, from hackers, spyware 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. Check Point Integrity(TM) is an endpoint security management platform that protects corporate data and productivity. The ZoneAlarm family of products is among the most popular and successful Internet security products available today while IMsecure(R) Pro offers comprehensive security for instant messaging. Please visit http://www.zonelabs.com for more information.
U3(TM) LLC of Redwood City, Calif., has developed an innovative platform to make USB smart drives that host a “personal workspace” — not only data and files, but software programs, personal user preferences and the means for managing them. U3 powered USB smart drives transform a PC into a truly personalized computer, quickly, easily and securely, and exit transparently when done. U3, backed by USB flash drive market leaders M-Systems (NASDAQ:FLSH) and SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), licenses its platform to USB drive manufacturers. For more information see www.U3.com.
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