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Check Point Extends Security

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced VPN-1® Virtual Edition (VE), which delivers the same best-of-class security for virtual applications that Fortune 500 companies depend on to secure their corporate networks and data centers. Check Point is the first company to provide unified security management for both physical networks and virtual applications.

Virtualization of multiple servers into a single appliance creates an entirely new type of environment that requires new ways to protect segregated applications and information from one another without the use of physical security appliances. Check Point’s VPN-1 VE restores the separation and security of applications as if they were still located on separate servers. VPN-1 VE also integrates completely into a customer’s overall Check Point security infrastructure, making it possible to manage Check Point appliances and software for open servers, “Secured by Check Point” appliances and VPN-1 VE from a single interface -- reducing the cost and strain of management.

“Virtual systems are part of the overall network and need to be protected with the same level of security provided for physical appliances,” said Ofer Raz, director of platforms and infrastructure at Check Point. “VPN-1 VE demonstrates Check Point’s commitment to protecting corporations as new technologies enter the network. Check Point’s open architecture provides customers with unparalleled, centrally managed security across both physical networks and virtual environments.”

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.