Anonymizer Releases New, Integrated Identity Protection Console With Major Upgrades of Anonymous Surfing and Anti-Spyware Software
San Diego, Calif. – November 30, 2005 – Anonymizer® Inc., the leader in identity protection technology and software solutions, today unveiled the first all-in-one product for protection against: malicious code, phishing scams, pharming threats, evil twin attacks, hidden spyware, adware, privacy-invading tracking bugs, dialers, browser hijacking, keyloggers, system monitors, remote control programs, and more. Just in time for the holidays, this new identity-protection console is being released along with major versions of Anonymizer® Anonymous SurfingÃ¢â€ž? and Anonymizer® Anti-SpywareÃ¢â€ž?. It will provide centralized, easy-to-use administration over these and future Anonymizer software module releases.
The new upgrades to Anonymous Surfing and Anti-Spyware come at a time that is critical for online shoppers to protect their confidential information. With online sales growing during the holiday season, it’s imperative for Internet users to proactively protect their credit card numbers, passwords, and personal information from online predators.
Anonymous Surfing, Version 6.0
The all-new features of Anonymous Surfing 6.0 include:
– Advanced alerts that save users from falling victim to malicious Web sites containing hidden spyware and other malevolent code;
– Real-time indicators that show users what threats they’re protected against;
– Prevention mechanisms that keep users from accidentally visiting known phishing and pharming sites;
– Privacy news alerts that keep users informed about the latest Internet threats.
Anonymizer Anonymous Surfing continues to lead the market in IP address shielding through innovative patent-pending processes. In addition, it provides Wi-Fi data security, inherent pharming security, and 128-bit SSL encryption that further secures users by creating a virtual tunnel from their PCs to the Anonymizer identity protection network.
Anonymizer Anti-Spyware, Version 3.0
Anonymizer Anti-Spyware software includes the following capabilities:
– Proactive detection that stops spyware and adware before it downloads to user’s PCs, through the real-time ActiveX Shield;
– Real-time scanning to identify and eliminate unwanted and malicious applications, including entries in the Windows Registry and other areas where programs leave remnants;
– Database that regularly updates spyware definition files within minutes.
Anonymizer Anti-Spyware also gives users greater control and flexibility: control over the types of scans they can undertake. Users can choose to run a full, comprehensive scan or a “Smart Scan,” which hones in on specific areas of the PC that spyware normally resides. From there, users can delete detected spyware files or whitelist the programs that they know and trust.
Spyware is a growing security and privacy concern for computer users, now ranking (conservatively) in the top five. It is estimated to infect approximately 80 percent of PCs*, in fact, and the problem has become so bad that IDC ranks it as the fourth greatest risk to a businesses’ network security as well.
“People are increasingly frustrated by the growing list of online identity threats and privacy issues,” said Lee Itzhaki, director of Product Management, Anonymizer, Inc. “We want to empower them to protect their identities and take action against related threats. The demand for our software is strong and clear. We are proud of our solutions and the reputation for trust that we’ve built; not one competitor entering the market in the past ten years has been able to match it.”
Availability & Pricing
Products are available today via Web download at www.anonymizer.com/products. The Anonymizer identity-protection console ships free with each software module; Anonymous Surfing 6.0 and Anonymizer Anti-Spyware 3.0 are both $29.95 for an annual subscription.
Anonymizer is the leading provider of Internet privacy and security solutions for consumers, corporations, organizations and government agencies. The company provides safe and secure Web experiences to over two million global Internet users. Its Web site is home to the world’s most popular Internet privacy service, Anonymous Surfing, which defends users from the most prevalent Internet privacy and security threats, from online tracking to malicious code, identity theft and e-mail spammers. Anonymizer identity protection solutions have been used to protect over four billion Web pages since the company’s inception in 1995. Anonymizer is privately held and headquartered in San Diego, California. (http://www.anonymizer.com)