Check Point Unveils Connectra 2.0

Check Point releases Connectra 2.0, industry's first software-based SSL VPN solution

January 12, 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 the availability of Check Point Connectra(TM) 2.0, the newest version of the company's revolutionary Web Security Gateway that provides SSL VPN access with integrated application and endpoint security. In addition to the existing appliance version, Check Point is now offering increased flexibility with the industry's first software-based SSL VPN solution.

Introduced in 2004, Connectra 2.0 further builds on Check Point's strategy of unifying SSL VPN with application and endpoint security. Connectra delivers the industry's most secure SSL VPN with integrated Web Intelligence(TM) technology, allowing organizations to deploy clientless SSL VPN access without compromising security in Web-based connections. In addition, Connectra offers unparalleled protection by allowing organizations to enforce specific endpoint security requirements on remote PCs, from public kiosk to corporate owned PC.

In addition to Web Intelligence, Application Intelligence(TM), and endpoint spyware detection security, Connectra 2.0 includes the following integrated features:

  • Secure Browser and Cache Cleaning
    To enable secure access even in unmanaged environments such as an airport Internet kiosk PC, Connectra provides an integrated secure browser that encrypts session data on the remote endpoint.

  • Endpoint Host Checking
    Connectra 2.0 can enforce an access policy requiring antivirus software and installed Check Point Integrity(TM) firewall on a remote PC before a user is granted access.

  • Real-time Security Updates
    Check Point SmartDefense(TM) Service now provides real-time updates for endpoint security.

  • New Platform Options
    In addition to the already successful Connectra appliance models, it is now available as a software solution on Intel® and AMD®-based PCs and servers, as Connectra(TM) SW.

  • Web Security Gateway Unifies Endpoint Security with SSL VPN

    "Check Point Connectra 2.0 combines Web connectivity and security to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and secure remote access solution," said Gonen Fink, vice president of solutions and strategy, Check Point Software. "With Connectra 2.0, Check Point is enabling the widest range of deployment options - whether customers are choosing to deploy market-leading security on the appliance model or a software-based deployment on open servers. We are committed to offering customers choice and flexibility to accommodate their remote access scalability and standards needs."

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

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