Anonymizer Strengthens Firefox Web Browser Security
 

Anonymizer?, Inc., the leading provider of Internet privacy and security solutions, today announced Anonymizer Total Privacy Suite? ¡ª the first comprehensive identity protection product that works with Firefox, Mozilla's wildly popular open source Web browser.

San Diego, CA May 13, 2005 -- Anonymizer?, Inc., the leading provider of Internet privacy and security solutions, today announced Anonymizer Total Privacy Suite? ¡ª the first comprehensive identity protection product that works with Firefox, Mozilla's wildly popular open source Web browser.

Total Privacy Suite safeguards Firefox users from spyware, keylogger software and online snooping programs. The suite integrates three Anonymizer programs¡ªAnonymous Surfing, Anti-Spyware and digital shredding capabilities¡ªinto a single solution that protects Firefox users from hidden digital threats. With these three essential identity protection tools integrated into the Web browser, users can easily add another layer of protection for their personal information when they are online.

"Although Firefox is a secure browser, users are still extremely vulnerable to ID theft on the Internet without Total Privacy Suite in place," said Lee Itzhaki, director of product management, Anonymizer. "Total Privacy Suite is similar to having a deadbolt on your front door ¨C it provides great peace of mind for Web surfers, with one-click protection from spyware, phishers, pharmers, and other online predators."

Total Privacy Suite arrives at a critical time for legions of loyal Firefox users. Although Firefox's design is considered more secure than commercial browsers, Web surfers require added security that safeguards them from the growing threat of identity theft.

In the past few years, more than 10 million people have had their identities stolen, costing businesses and financial institutions more than $30 billion in losses, according to Gartner Inc. Many cases of identity theft are traced to Web surfing, where "phishing" e-mails and fraudulent Web sites trick users into sharing personal and financial information. In other cases, spyware installs itself on unsuspecting users' PCs, quietly gathering personal information from the systems and forwarding it to organized crime sites on the Internet.

Anonymizer will also privacy-protect Firefox users against Internet tracking. As users browse or surf the Web unprotected, individuals and organizations (advertisers and malicious groups alike) can easily stalk them, surreptitiously collecting personal information that can later be used to commit fraud or simply serve ads.

"Although there's no such thing as perfect security on the Internet, Total Privacy Suite provides the highest level of identity protection available for Firefox users," concludes Itzhaki.

Pricing and Availability
The new Anonymizer Total Privacy Suite is available for $59.95 now by visiting http://www.anonymizer.com/totalprivacy. The suite will also be offered at leading retail stores by the end of May.

About Anonymizer Inc.
Anonymizer is the leading provider of Internet privacy and security solutions for consumers, corporations, government agencies and other organizations. The company provides safe and secure Web experiences to over two million global Internet users. 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. www.anonymizer.com

*Anonymizer, Anonymizer Inc, and Total Privacy Suite are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Anonymizer, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective firms.

Media Contact:
Paula Dunne
Contos Dunne Communications LLC for Anonymizer Inc.
Phone: 1-408-776-1400
Mobile: 1-408-893-8750
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