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Nokia Teams With Intel, Check Point

Nokia joins forces with Check Point and Intel to improve security for corporate networks

MUNICH -- Nokia, one of the world's most trusted technology companies, has teamed up with Check Point and Intel to enhance corporate network security in the face of rising threats. Nokia is working together with Check Point and Intel to improve enterprise security by delivering powerful new security appliances that efficiently inspect network traffic in multi-gigabit environments and search deeper for signs of attacks without slowing network performance. The first result of this collaboration is the Nokia IP2450 security platform, a high-end integrated security appliance for Firewall/VPN with high-performance and IT investment protection for business customers (see separate Nokia press release).

With integrated innovations, customers are able to realize the full potential of their network security infrastructure. The quad-core Intel® Xeon® processor 5355 allows security appliances to manage high traffic volumes more efficiently at the CPU level. The recently announced Check Point CoreXL(TM), part of the Open Performance Architecture, provides data center performance levels with strict security activated by leveraging multi-core processors. Nokia brings the multi-processing innovations together with its own hardened Nokia IPSO(TM) operating system and Nokia Accelerated Data Path Card technology, delivering the complete package in an IP security appliance backed by global support and services.

"The collaboration of Nokia, Check Point and Intel will bring a tighter integration of the hardware, operating environment and applications to allow customers to benefit from increased performance at decreasing prices," said Andy Buss, principal analyst, Canalys. "Partners and integrators will benefit from the increased performance and interoperability allowing them to concentrate on value added services and support."

In a separate release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUNICH -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today expands its portfolio of high-performance IP Security appliances with the Nokia IP2450 security platform for firewall/VPN. Benefiting from shared innovations between Nokia, Intel and Check Point, Nokia IP2450 packages the latest advances in chipsets and applications into a proven IP Security appliance model with the ability to increase performance in stages for investment protection into the next decade.

Nokia IP2450 is a high-end, next generation security appliance designed for the demanding price performance and multi-Gigabit Ethernet throughput requirements of large businesses and service providers. With a space-saving two rack unit (2RU) form factor, Nokia IP2450 offers the smallest form factor, lowest price per port and lowest price per Gigabit of firewall throughput in its class, saving valuable rack space and squeezing optimum performance out of every dollar. Featuring two Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5355 processors and Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology, Nokia IP2450 utilizes the latest in multi-core technology, and packages them together with technology advancements from Check Point and the hardened Nokia IPSO(TM) operating system.

"As threats become more sophisticated and as network traffic patterns change, security solutions must perform deeper inspections of more sizes and types of packets faster than ever before," said Tom Furlong, vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity, Nokia. "As a result, large businesses and service providers are demanding higher performance from their security appliances, while also balancing the need to control costs and maximize investments. Nokia IP2450 was specifically designed to meet all these needs."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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