Update: November 18, 2008
Yesterday, when I wrote the following article, it was just a rumor that ZoneAlarm Pro would be free today. It’s not just a rumor anymore – the offer is legitimate. This morning, as a test, I downloaded a copy of this highly rated security suite.
On August 12, 2008 Check Point Software, the developers of the popular ZoneAlarm Firewall, offered a free, one day only, download of their then, newly released product ForceField.
Rumor has it that Check Point Software will again offer a free, one day only, download of their highly rated flagship product, ZoneAlarm Pro.
I’ve been told, by numerous sources, that this offer will be available on November 18, 2008 from 9 AM EST, until 9 Am EST November 19, 2008. It seems pointless, to me, to keep a promotion secret until the last minute but….
This free offer will also include a one year subscription to updates, support, and services.
I recall that the last free offer from Check Point Software was extremely popular, so get there early and avoid getting caught in server overload.
Fast facts on ZoneAlarm Pro:
Powerful multi-layered security and protection
Operating System Firewall
Anti-Spyware, Identity Theft Protection
Simple to install (step-by-step installation wizard gets you up and running quickly)
Easy to use (color-coded guides and secure “out of the box” settings)
Triple Defense Firewall protects against hackers and spyware
Anti-Spyware scans for and removes spyware
SmartDefense service keeps your security updated with the latest Internet threat information
ID and Privacy Protection
Email Security which detects and quarantines malicious email attachments
Automatic Wireless Security which detects and secures wireless networks
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System requirements: Windows XP, Me, 2000, 98SE