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Kerio Personal Firewall 4 helps stop phone fraud

  • 17 November, 2003 14:55

<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>Media Contacts:
Sara Halls
Infotronics Software Pty Ltd
+61 3 9798 4799
sarah@infotronics.com.au</p>
<p>Infotronics Software Pty Ltd and Kerio Technologies Inc. announce
All-new Kerio Personal Firewall 4 helps stop phone fraud
New protection against dialing programs that victimize unsuspecting consumers</p>
<p>Melbourne, 17th November, 2003 - Infotronics Software P/L, distributors of quality software administration tools and niche desktop utilities in conjunction with Kerio Technologies Inc., a leading provider of Internet security software, today announced - when the monthly phone bill arrives with some surprisingly high charges for long distance calls, don’t be too quick to blame the kids; you may be the victim of a dial-up scam. Known also as modem hijacking, your computer is tricked into connecting to some long-distance or high-fee phone number. The occurrence of this type of fraud has significantly increased in America and Europe over the past two years, prompting government institutions to take a closer look.</p>
<p>With ISPs and phone companies doing little to prevent dial-up scams, it is up to consumers to find a way to block these costly attacks. The all-new Kerio Personal Firewall has the ability to identify and stop rogue programs from dialing unauthorized phone numbers.</p>
<p>Kerio Personal Firewall 4 is the latest version of the popular Windows security software that has received praise for its ease-of-use and configurability. Successful in defending against Internet threats, such as the Blaster worm, it has won several accolades, including PC World’s download of the month.</p>
<p>“Frankly, personal firewalls are just too complicated for most home users,” says Dusan Vitek, director of marketing for Kerio Technologies Inc. “That’s why we added an automated intrusion detection system that blocks hacker attacks without requiring user intervention. This combined with other useful tools, such as a pop-up blocker, gives users the same level of security that professionals enjoy.”</p>
<p>Kerio Personal Firewall 4 is available for download from Kerio’s website www.kerio.com.au and the full version, which costs $66 +GST and includes web filtering, can be evaluated for 30 days. After that, it reverts to the limited version, which is free for home use.</p>
<p>About Infotronics Software Pty Ltd
Infotronics Software Pty Ltd is an Australian Software Distribution Company. We distribute and support quality software administrator tools and niche desktop utilities to System Integrators and Resellers throughout Australia and New Zealand. We source our software from the best available globally and only distribute products that make a real difference to the every day business efficiencies of the end customer. Our highly experienced team, including and certified Microsoft and Citrix Engineers, are available to support Resellers and their Customers during installation phases, pre-sales consultancy and skills transfer. Additional information about offerings from Infotronics is available by logging onto www.infotronics.com.au or by calling +61 3 9798 4071.</p>
<p>About Kerio Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2001, Kerio Technologies Inc. (www.kerio.com) is a major provider of Internet security software for small to medium sized networks, specializing in network and desktop firewalls and secure workgroup messaging systems. Kerio’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Great Britain and the Czech Republic.</p>

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