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Check Point Adds New Browser Security In Endpoint Software

Check Point Endpoint Security R72 adds OneCheck authentication and VPN Auto-Connect for enhanced remote access
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 13, 2009 " Check Point' Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point Endpoint Security R72, a groundbreaking, new version of the industry's only single agent for endpoint security. The new release incorporates revolutionary technologies to improve end-user simplicity and advance endpoint security. New Check Point WebCheck browser security protects enterprise PCs against the rising number of Web-based threats with a seamless, transparent end-user experience while OneCheck single authentication, which unlocks all endpoint security subsystems, and VPN Auto-Connect further simplify usability.

"New technologies for protecting endpoints must be adopted if businesses are to successfully guard themselves against the onslaught of Web-based attacks," said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer at Check Point. "Our focus is to provide not only the most advanced security for customers, but also the most simple and easy end- user experience."

Check Point Endpoint Security R72 adds a new dimension to endpoint security and user simplicity previously unavailable to enterprises by delivering Check Point WebCheck browser security. WebCheck provides a dual browser mode that segregates corporate data from the Internet, allowing end-users the freedom to surf the Web with full protection against automatically downloaded malware, known as drive-by downloads, and phishing attempts while keeping it separated and isolated from the corporate and other highly secured Web sites. Additional information on Check Point WebCheck can be found at: www.checkpoint.com/products/webcheck/index.html.

"Web browsing is an inevitable activity done by employees everyday, which can introduce unpredictable threats on an individual's PC as well as in the corporate network," said Toshikazu Ohtani, general manager, security system division at NEC Soft, Ltd. (Japan). "Check Point Endpoint Security R72 is the product we trust to provide proactive and pre-emptive protections for Web and browser risks. It gives us the needed protections and a seamless user experience."

To further simplify the end-user experience, Check Point Endpoint Security R72 adds OneCheck authentication and VPN Auto-Connect for enhanced remote access. OneCheck automatically unlocks all endpoint security subsystems, including Windows login, disk encryption, media encryption and VPN, with a single, easy login. New VPN Auto-Connect ensures uninterrupted connectivity for end-users as they move between LAN and wireless connections. VPN Auto-Connect connects automatically following a successful OneCheck authentication and seamlessly determines the correct configuration for remote access to the corporate network, reducing IT help desk requests. The result for the user is seamless and automatic VPN connectivity without the need to further connect or authenticate.

"Check Point adds an additional tool in its overall endpoint security arsenal with Endpoint Point Security R72 that addresses an area of concern for enterprises," said Jonathan Steenland, chief security officer at Fujitsu America. "However, with so many threats out there, the key to preventing attacks is how an enterprise manages its security infrastructure as well as the protections themselves. Check Point offers businesses one endpoint security agent with all the needed protections that can be effectively managed through one console."

Features and benefits of Check Point Endpoint Security R72 include:

  • First and only single endpoint security agent combines advanced security and ease of use for end-users and security administrators
  • Comprehensive endpoint protection: Integrated firewall, NAC, program control, remote access, antivirus, anti-spyware, full disk encryption and media encryption with port protection
  • Patent-pending Check Point WebCheck delivers a dual browser mode to segregate corporate data from the Internet and an additional security layer with unique browser virtualization, heuristic and signature-based anti-phishing, and malware site detection
  • New OneCheck authentication unlocks all endpoint security subsystems including Windows, disk encryption, VPN and other subsystems for a secure and easy user experience
  • VPN Auto-Connect provides end-users convenient remote access and uninterrupted connectivity
  • Centralized management and logging simplify administration of endpoint security policy
  • Language options, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish allows for global deployment

    More information on Endpoint Security R72 can be found at: www.checkpoint.com/products/endpoint_security/info.html.

    "With Check Point Endpoint Security R72 businesses gain a single, comprehensive endpoint security solution with the latest in preemptive protection and user simplicity," concluded Shwed.

    Pricing and Availability Check Point Endpoint Security R72 is available immediately and can be purchased through Check Point's worldwide network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit us at: www.checkpoint.com.

    About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology.

    Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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