Nokia Expands Security Platforms

Nokia expands family of network security platforms with high-end Nokia IP2250 and IP1220 appliances

May 24, 2004

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced the high-end expansion of its family of high performance network security platforms with the addition of Nokia IP2250 and Nokia IP1220. The new security platforms are designed to easily handle the increased high-volume traffic levels of larger sized enterprise, service provider and data center sites. Nokia IP2250 and IP1220 provide improved return on investment by packing more power into a compact platform without sacrificing the security, network integrity and the high availability IT professionals require. The new offerings combine competitive pricing, performance and management capabilities to deliver the strongest and most reliable security platforms on the market today.

Nokia IP2250 and Nokia IP1220 are "Secured by Check Point" appliances and incorporate the Check Point SecureXL 2.1 API from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP). They are tightly integrated with Nokia's newest IPSO(TM) 3.8 secure operating system (see separate press release) on Nokia's purpose-built hardware platform. Working together, the companies are helping to ensure Nokia IP2250 and IP1220 are meeting the stringent, global enterprise requirements of today and tomorrow.

"Nokia's newest generation of high-end IP security platforms are designed to meet the everchanging, business-critical enterprise needs our customers seek. Nokia IP2250 and IP1220 provide the much needed performance requirements to effectively handle today's network traffic with industry-leading Connections Per Second throughput, as well as the best value for small and large packet dollar per megabit performance," said John Robinson, senior vice president and general manager, Nokia's Enterprise Mobility Systems unit. "Our complete family of high performance network security appliances is meeting customer needs by providing powerful, high quality offerings at one of the most reasonable price points in the market."

Nokia IP2250 and IP1220 expand the high-end range of Nokia's industry-leading IP security platform portfolio. The Nokia family of IP security platforms now encompasses ten product offerings, extending from small home offices to the world's largest enterprises.

"The strategic relationship between Nokia and Check Point is critical to meeting our customers' current and future needs. The introduction of VPN-1/FireWall-1 and SecureXL 2.1 on IPSO 3.8 and the new IP security platforms demonstrates our continued joint commitment to bring world class 'Secured by Check Point' solutions to our customers," said Gonen Fink, vice president solutions and strategy of Check Point Software Technologies. "Nokia IP2250 and IP1220 provide excellent price and performance for enterprise and service provider customers looking to establish the highest levels of manageable Internet security with industry-leading scalability, manageability and reliability."

Nokia Corp.

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