I am well aware that there are millions of folks out there who just use windows firewall and antivirus, which comes as a bundle with windows. Well if you want something out of the ordinary and a bit crazy about safety “ZoneAlarm Suite” might be a good candidate to start on.
Security software suite is today’s hot business, reason – 75% risk increase on online identity safety and the percentage just keeps going up. Check Point’s Zone Alarm division is refreshing its Zone Alarm Extreme Security Suite. The suite has more than a dozen segments aimed at protecting users from viruses, identity theft, spyware and all sorts of evil (online/offline) things you can think of. ZoneAlarm Extreme Security comes with 256-bit AES hard-drive encryption as an additional protection in addition to other security modules you are familiar with. This time around firewall module offers fewer alerts, meaning to say lesser false alarms. And there is noticeable increase in performance and speed.
This new suite will cost $69.95 for a 3-user license, unfortunately which doesn’t cover hard-drive encryption option. Users have to spend another $29.95 for a 3-user license just to get that encryption option. As you can guess, Check Point also released new versions of ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite, ZoneAlarm Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus with this. The hard-drive encryption technology is based on Check Point Endpoint Security Full Disk Encryption, and encrypts all file and passwords, even the Windows Recycle Bin. If you forget your password for your encrypted drive, ZoneAlarm has a service you can call to retrieve the password, after you pass authentication tests.
With the release of this new suite, ZoneAlarm will be the only one with features such as keystroke encryption, hard drive encryption, and encryption password recovery.
Other features of the new suite include Advanced Download Protection functionality which automatically checks and analyses any programs being downloaded by the user to see if they are malicious or not. ZoneAlarm also includes an operating system firewall and virtual browsing – a feature which allows users to surf the web without exposing themselves to attack via browser exploits or drive-by-downloads.