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Privacyware Announces Windows 8 Support for Personal Firewall, Anti-logger and HIPS Solution

Summary: Privacyware has released an update of its leading Personal Firewall, Anti-logger, and HIPS software – Privatefirewall. The popular Internet security solution is now compatible with the Windows 8 Operating System.

NEW ALBANY, OH, January 23, 2013 – Privacyware, an innovative provider of security software solutions for Windows Web servers and personal computers, today announced the latest release of its popular PC Security product – Privatefirewall. The software update is compatible with the Windows 8 OS and includes new features that deliver enhanced online security.

Privatefirewall is a leading security software product that protects Windows PCs from hackers, viruses, trojans and zero-day attacks. It provides an exceptional layer of additional protection for Windows 8, utilizes minimal system resources and delivers easy to use but powerful out-of-box protection. Privatefirewall ranks among the top performing desktop defense applications tested against the industry's most rigorous leak, general bypass, spying and termination tests and is rated 5 stars “Spectacular” by the Editors of CNET.

“Windows 8 is an innovative and ambitious desktop computing platform for which we are committed to providing an equally compelling and innovative Internet security solution,” said Privacyware CEO Greg Salvato. “Privatefirewall is distinguished not only by its multi-tiered defense architecture, but its small resource footprint, deep configuration capabilities and impressive and reliable ability to intercept malicious activity and prevent potential damage from a wide range of online threats. The combination of Privatefirewall and Windows 8 offers an exceptionally feature-rich and secure platform for personal and business computing.”

Privatefirewall employs a multi-layered security architecture that combines a stateful Firewall, Process Monitor and Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS) technologies to identify and block Trojans, keyloggers, code injection, program hijacking and zero-day threats and prevent system compromise and theft of personal data.

Privatefirewall’s key integrated components include:

 Process Monitor inspects and manages critical process functions and blocks malicious code injection and other hostile activity.
Anti-keylogger module blocks attempts by malware to record keystrokes or mouse input, read or simulate keyboard state, copy screen contents and more.
Advanced packet filtering via stateful firewall monitors all inbound and outbound communication between the PC and the Internet.
 Process Detection component detects new process and blocks those classified as untrusted.
 Highly configurable Application Control Engine manages precisely how applications can access the Internet.
 System and email anomaly detection engines learn normal system and application use patterns to detect and block suspicious activity.

Pricing and Availability

Privatefirewall 7 is free of charge to businesses and consumers. Visit Privacyware online to download today. Privatefirewall supports 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, and Server 2012, 2008/R2 as well as 32 bit versions of XP and Server 2003. Private label and OEM licensing and integration options are also available to ISVs, ISPs and hardware and peripheral equipment vendors.

About Privacyware

Privacyware (www.privacyware.com) is an innovative provider of award-winning web application firewall, pc security and security data analytics software. Privacyware products leverage conventional and advanced analytics technologies to help systems administrators, IT security and compliance personnel more effectively identify, understand and prevent malicious, unauthorized and/or deviant computing system activity. Privacyware is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network with Silver OEM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competencies.

Privacyware and ThreatSentry, Privatefirewall, and Adaptive Security Analyzer are registered trademark of PWI, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. 2013 PWI, Inc. All rights reserved.



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