Zero-Knowledge Security/Privacy Tools Preinstalled on HP PCs

Thursday Jan 31st 2002 by SmallBusinessComputing Staff
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New Hewlett-Packard PCs will offer built-in security tools that include a personal firewall, parental control/content filtering, anti-virus capabilities, password manager, ad blocker, keyword alert, cookie manager, and form filler.

Security and privacy software provider Zero-Knowledge Systems announced that it is providing Internet security and privacy software for Hewlett-Packard Company's desktop PC customers. Under the terms of the agreement, HP Pavilion desktop PCs sold in North America are equipped with Zero-Knowledge's basic security and privacy tools, with an option to purchase additional privacy and security protection.

Zero-Knowledge's Freedom software is designed to offer a broad range of features to protect Internet users from online threats, such as personal firewall, parental control/content filtering, anti-virus, password manager, ad blocker, keyword alert, cookie manager, and form filler. The security and privacy tools pre-installed on HP Pavilion desktop PCs include:

* Ad Blocker: Speeds up web browsing and protects privacy by blocking Internet advertising.
* Keyword Alert: Protects the user by scanning outgoing Internet traffic for private information.
* Cookie Manager: Protects user privacy by managing Internet cookies and allowing the user to block malicious tracking cookies.
* Form Filler: Securely stores the user's personal information while simplifying the fill-in of web forms.
* Password Manager: Encrypts and guards the user's login usernames and passwords, ensuring easy log-in at a user's favorite websites.

Additional privacy and security protection available for purchase include:

* Personal Firewall: Stops malicious hackers and automatically blocks Trojan horses and hostile attempts to access a user's computer.
* Parental Control: Allows parents to keep their kids safely away from offensive or inappropriate content.
* Anti-Virus: Scans, blocks and destroys all virus, worm and trojan attacks by continuously working in the background to protect a user's PC.

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