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On the 30th of July, IBM’s ISS group announced the end of BlackICE PC protection:

IBM Internet Security Systems has announced the End of Life for BlackICE PC Protection (formerly known as BlackICE Defender) and BlackICE Server Protection (formerly known as BlackICE Defender for Server). The End of Sale date for these products is September 19, 2007. You will not be able to purchase BlackICE products after this date. We will update and support BlackICE products until September 29, 2008, and have prepared an FAQ for you about this process.

BlackICE was once one of the big names in PC security and it’s a bad sad (although not surprising) to see it go to grave.

So, we decided to give out a free copy of the Sunbelt Personal Firewall (formerly the Kerio Personal Firewall) to BlackICE PC Protection users:

…all registered users of BlackICE PC Protection can get a free one year subscription to the full version of Sunbelt Personal Firewall and includes all of the features, toll-free support, and updates of a standard subscription. To benefit from this special offer, users can visit and complete a short form or call toll free at 1-800-336-3166. The special offer period begins today and will be available for a limited time.

You can find out more in our press release here.

Alex Eckelberry