BlackICE Defender is closing up shop and will no loner be offering their firewall products for sale after September 19, 2007. On their website they stated:

Tech Support News:

Dear Valued BlackICE Customer,

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. Please read through it and if you have any additional questions, you may contact us at: [email protected].

For those of you who are using the paid version of BlackICE, there is a alternative for registered users. Sunbelt Software is offering a free one year license of their product. On their site they stated:

Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced it is offering current customers of BlackICE PC Protection (formerly known as BlackICE Defender) a one year subscription to a full version of its award-winning Sunbelt Personal Firewall for free.

To get your free subscription just follow this link here.
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