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Check Point Takes Aims Facebook Security

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) wants to make it easier to use Facebook safely.

ZoneAlarm SocialGuard is a software solution that enables people to identify social networking risks on Facebook. SocialGuard has its own algorithm which examines a Facebook user's circle of friends. When a new request comes in, SocialGuard can determine if the request is from an outsider that is unknown to the user's group.

While Check Point is positioning SocialGuard as a solution for parents to protect their children, it's also a good solution for adults to protect against social networking security risks.

"For the enterprise side, it doesn't take much imagination to see how this can be valuable to IT," John Gable, head of Consumer Products at Check Point told InternetNews.com.

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Check Point Debuts ZoneAlarm SocialGuard