INSERTING and REPLACING CastleCops Kicks off Its 5-Year Anniversary with an Online Contest Celebrating Its Volunteer Community Impact on Internet Security
CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two organizations were inserted into the list after the second paragraph: VirusBlokAda Ltd - $1,180, www.anti-virus.by and Fortinet - $699, www.fortinet.com. In addition, "2007" was added after "WinPatrol" and the Grisoft information was moved to a new location within the list.
“This contest is a testament to CastleCops and its vision for a secure Internet”
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CASTLECOPS KICKS OFF ITS 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH AN ONLINE CONTEST CELEBRATING ITS VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY IMPACT ON INTERNET SECURITY
CastleCops (www.castlecops.com) is celebrating its fifth-year anniversary by recognizing its volunteer community achievements and excellence in Internet security with a contest furnished with prizes by well-known industry organizations. “This contest is a testament to CastleCops and its vision for a secure Internet,” explains Paul Laudanski, founder of CastleCops. For the past 5 years volunteers from around the world have come together at CastleCops to aid the community in creating a more secure Internet.
The total estimated retail value for all prizes meets or exceeds $130,000 US. Donations by the following organizations listed with conservative estimated retail subtotals (all figures are in US dollars and may be subject to change):
Cyberdefender - $35,970, www.cyberdefender.com
Prevx1 - $24,950, www.prevx.com
Microsoft - $14,000, www.microsoft.com
SUPERAntiSpyware - $11,970, www.superantispyware.com
NullBound - $9,650, www.nullbound.com
McAfee - $5,100, www.mcafee.com
CastleCops - $5,000, www.castlecops.com
GreenBorder - $4,995, www.greenborder.com
Facetime - $3,453, www.facetime.com
Uniblue - $3,000, www.liutilities.com
SonicWALL - $2,655, www.sonicwall.com
Symantec - $1,749, www.symantec.com
Panda Software - $1,539, www.pandasoftware.com
WinPatrol 2007 - $1,497, www.winpatrol.com
Grisoft - $1,200, www.grisoft.com
VirusBlokAda Ltd - $1,180, www.anti-virus.by
Firetrust - $1,069, www.firetrust.com
Trend Micro - $799, www.trendmicro.com
Sunbelt-Software - $748, www.sunbelt-software.com
Malwarebytes - $747, www.malwarebytes.org
CheckPoint - $699, www.checkpoint.com
Fortinet - $699, www.fortinet.com
TechSmith - $638, www.techsmith.com
Simply Super Software - $580, www.simplysup.com
PC Pitstop - $449, www.pcpitstop.com
Mischel Internet Security - $294, www.misec.net
ESET - $199, www.eset.com
O'Reilly - $159, www.oreilly.com
Contest is open to all Internet users. Those interested in participating in the upcoming celebration are encouraged to log onto www.castlecops.com and register for free. Detailed information about the Contest (including the rules for entry) will be made available at the above URL.
CastleCops is a volunteer security community focused on making the Internet a safer place. All services to the public are free, including malware and rootkit cleanup of infected computers, malware and phish investigations and terminations, and searchable database lists of malware and file hashes.
Education and collaborative information sharing are among CastleCops' highest priorities. They are achieved by training our volunteer staff in our anti-malware, phishing, and rootkit academies and through additional services, including CastleCops forums, news, reviews, and continuing education.
CastleCops consistently works with industry experts and law enforcement to reach our ultimate goal in securing a safe and smart computing experience for everyone online.