A.T. Kearney is leveraging Check Point's Total Access Protection (TAP) strategy to defend all of its network-connected PCs

October 11, 2005

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP - News), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that A.T. Kearney, one of the world's largest management consulting firms, is leveraging Check Point's Total Access Protection (TAP) strategy to defend all of its network-connected PCs and ensure endpoints -- employee and guest, remote and internal, wired and wireless -- are safeguarded regardless of location, ownership or connection method.

A.T. Kearney employs more than 2,500 consultants in 36 countries who tackle the most intractable problems on CEO agendas, so secure, timely access to A.T. Kearney network resources from client locations is paramount to the success of its consultants. In addition, some consultants require an SSL VPN connection to access the network from client locations.

"We have a lot at stake as a leading player in the consulting industry, so we chose to work with Check Point because we have the utmost confidence in the reliability of its security solutions," said Kevin Rice, global network architect for A.T. Kearney. "Our consultants must have continuous access to the network to ensure the highest levels of productivity and client service, so we couldn't afford to settle for anything but the best when it came to our network security implementation."

TAP provides a security policy enforcement framework for heterogeneous networks to secure all PCs from the risks of hackers, targeted attacks, spyware and malicious code. All PCs must comply with enterprise access policies before connecting to the network.

To achieve its security goals, A.T. Kearney uses Check Point's TAP strategy via the Integrity(TM) endpoint security solution to prevent intrusions, block outbound threats and enforce access policies. They also use Connectra(TM), a complete Web security gateway with integrated endpoint security, to defend against insecure endpoints and provide protection against malicious activities and attacks over an SSL VPN. TAP strengthens policy enforcement across A.T. Kearney's network by extending cooperation between Integrity and Connectra to inspect the endpoint before an SSL VPN session login.

"Through Check Point's TAP strategy, A.T. Kearney can stop unsafe endpoints from connecting to the enterprise network, thus eliminating the spread of damaging network attacks," said Kevin Maloney, vice president, worldwide sales for Check Point Software Technologies. "Check Point Integrity and Connectra have positioned A.T. Kearney for security success, so its consultants don't need to worry about the reliability of their network access. They just need to focus on what they do best -- consulting."

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

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