Zone Labs Garners Multiple Awards During Products’ Initial Year

More Than Nine Million Have Downloaded Zone Labs Products to Protect Their Internet Connected PCs

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2001–Zone Labs Inc., leading developers of Internet security and productivity solutions, today announced that in the year since its introduction, Zone Labs’ flagship Internet security utility, ZoneAlarm(TM), has been recognized with eight industry awards, including Most Popular Download from ZDNet. The company’s second product, ZoneAlarm Pro, has received a WinList Award from the editors of as well as an Editors Choice from PC Magazine.

“We are honored by the recognition Zone Labs’ has received over the past year, but more importantly our popularity is testament to the public’s growing awareness of the necessity of PC security,” said Gregor Freund, president and founder of Zone Labs. “Internet users deserve peace of mind about their Internet-connected computers and the important information stored on those PCs. We are proud that so many customers have selected Zone Labs technology as their security of choice.”

ZoneAlarm, which more than nine million PC users have downloaded since its introduction in January 2000, provides essential protection for DSL and cable modem users by combining the safety of a dynamic firewall with total control over applications’ Internet use. Built on the solid foundation of ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Pro offers advanced security and ease of use as well as network support with additional safeguards such as an enhanced version of MailSafe email attachment protection, password protection and advanced customization options for the technical user.

To date, ZoneAlarm has been awarded Best (Freeware) Product, Best Buy Award and World Class Award from the editors of PC World; CNET Editors Choice Award; the Gold in Home Office Computing’s Security/Anti-Virus HOC 100; Best Freeware/Shareware from Houston Chronicle as well as Xpress Press’ Best Internet Security Freeware.

About Zone Labs Inc.

Zone Labs Inc., a leading creator of Internet technologies, security and productivity solutions, is a privately held company founded by a team of software industry veterans to fulfill a vision of safe and secure Internet access. Zone Labs produces patented TrueVector(TM) technology, the most flexible and efficient software platform for enabling a new breed of intelligent Internet solutions, including secure enterprise computing and managed services for telecommunications providers. Built with TrueVector technology, the company’s product line includes the award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet security utility which more than nine million PC users have downloaded making it the de facto standard in the category. The company’s ZoneAlarm Pro product offers advanced security and ease of use as well as network support. Zone Labs Integrity(TM) provides ironclad endpoint security for the extended enterprise with a complete set of centralized security and Internet usage management tools.

Founded in 1997, Zone Labs is headquartered in San Francisco. Strategic investors in Zone Labs include noted security luminary John McAfee, founder of McAfee Software, Intel Capital, and East West Venture Group. For more information, please contact Zone Labs at 415/341-8200 or visit

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