iS3 Security Toolbar Now Available on Lycos
BOYNTON BEACH, FL, April 26, 2006 - iS3, Inc., maker of the award-winning anti-Spyware solution STOPzilla, today announced the launch of a new co-branded version of its security toolbar on Lycos (www.lycos.com). Beginning today, iS3 will provide millions of Lycos users a free downloadable "securitybar" for advanced protection against many of the Internet's most dangerous user threats. The free Lycos securitybar offers defense against Phishing attacks to anyone who surfs the web. Convenient upgrade options include anti-Spyware and a comprehensive Identity Theft Protection package.
Phishing is now the Internet's biggest identity theft scam, costing consumers more than $56 billion annually. Phishers use a variety of techniques to deceive internet users into disclosing credit card or bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, passwords and other confidential information. In particular, Phishing schemes include official-looking e-mails that link to fraudulent web sites designed to look like legitimate company sites. Visitors are lured into disclosing personal information via the site, which criminals then use against the victim.
"As a member of Digital PhishNet, Lycos leads our industry. We are dedicated to educating Web users and working with law enforcement to combat Phishing scams," said Alfred Tolle, CEO of Lycos, Inc. "Now, with iS3's securitybar and robust anti-Phishing technology, we will be able to offer Lycos users an upgraded level of convenience and protection."
The Lycos securitybar is free software developed to be used with MicrosoftÂ® Internet Explorer. In seconds, it adds a toolbar for safer Web searches and other helpful utilities. Lycos securitybar features include:
- Real-Time Phishing Alerts - Users receive prominent onscreen alerts whenever they encounter sites determined by the software to be known or potential Phishing sites.
- Secure Search - Delivers safe, high quality natural and sponsored Lycos search results. Includes a "clear search" feature to erase the user's search history for privacy and security.
- Spyware Protection - Links the user to the download site for a free trial subscription of STOPzilla, a CNET Editor's Choice award winner. Detects and blocks Spyware in real time, stops Keyloggers, Adware, Hijackers, drive-by downloads and the latest emerging threats.
- ID Theft Protection Package - One-click access to a discounted ID Theft Prevention package. Developed by Identity Safeguards, services include protection, recovery and lost wage and expense reimbursement. Real-time credit monitoring is provided by TrueCredit™, an affiliate of TransUnion.
"We are proud that Lycos, one of the oldest and most established search engines on the Web, has found our technology to be best-in-class," said Daniel A. Scaduto, iS3's CEO. "Many people now distrust the Internet, especially for online banking and e-commerce. The Lycos securitybar was specifically designed to restore user confidence in online commerce and Web surfing."
The Lycos securitybar is now available for free download. To download the Lycos securitybar and for additional information about Lycos securitybar, go to securitybar.lycos.com.
iS3 was incorporated in Florida in 1991 as International Software Systems Solutions, Inc. In ten years as a consulting firm, iS3 developed powerful enterprise solutions for clients such as IBM, Kmart and Federated Department Stores. In response to the flood of Internet ad delivery systems, iS3 developed a new kind of product: STOPzilla™. Keeping pace with the increasing sophistication of malicious software, STOPzilla has evolved to become the most effective anti-Spyware solution on the market. In the past five years, STOPzilla's CNET award-winning technology has raised the standard in computer security, and now protects customers in more than 60 countries. iS3's anti-Phishing technology, in both STOPzilla and the ZILLAbar, have maximized the use of heuristics to detect known and potential malicious Web sites. Web site: www.iS3.com
About Lycos, Inc.
Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.>Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.
Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions
Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.www.lycos.com
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