Check Point Debuts Web Security

Check Point Software unveils its Web Intelligence technology and Connectra and SSL Network Extender Web security gateway solutions

May 3, 2004

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today delivered the Web component of the previously announced Perimeter, Internal and Web Security strategy. In November 2003, the company unveiled a roadmap for providing intelligent Perimeter, Internal and Web Security solutions to address customers' dynamic and evolving Internet security challenges. Today's announcement unveils the company's revolutionary new Web Intelligence™ technology and new Web security gateway solutions Connectra™ and SSL Network Extender™.

Web Intelligence provides Web application firewall technology for Check Point products, enabling fully-integrated application-level protection to Web servers and back-end systems. Check Point gateways, such as VPN-1® and Connectra™, are now equipped with Web Intelligence technology in addition to Stateful Inspection and Application Intelligence™. Web Intelligence provides an additional layer of defenses for the network, operating systems, Web servers and back-end systems.

Web Intelligence technology provides protection for the entire Web environment with the following features:

  • Malicious Code Protector™ - Innovative patent-pending technology that catches buffer overflow attacks and other malicious code, enabling the highest level of security protection for customers by monitoring Web communications for potential malicious executable code.

  • Advanced Streaming Inspection - Allows complex inspections and stream manipulation to be done in the kernel to create the industry's fastest application-level security processing, dramatically improving throughput and connection rates.

  • Simple Deployment and Management - Built to be quickly deployed to protect Web servers without complex tuning and configuration, as well as granular policy management with a flexible and easy-to-use graphical user interface.

Regal Entertainment Group is the largest motion picture exhibitor operator in the world, with over 6,000 screens in over 540 locations in 36 states. Their Web infrastructure is the backbone of their business as it allows them to securely communicate with remote sites and business partners. Andrew Bagrin, Director of Business Technology Applications for Regal Entertainment Group, Inc. explains: "We are evaluating Check Point's new Web Intelligence technology to protect our Web servers with additional layers of security and allow us to securely deploy web based applications for our users."

"In November 2003, Check Point committed to delivering the world's most intelligent Internet security solutions for Perimeter, Internal and Web Security. Check Point is now delivering the first solutions to provide unmatched protection for the entire Web environment," said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies. "With Web Intelligence, Connectra and SSL Network Extender, customers can apply Check Point's widely-proven, intelligent solutions to ensure the integrity of their Web infrastructure."

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