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DOD Chooses Check Point

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the company has been selected as an approved vendor in the U.S. Department of Defense’s data-at-rest (DAR) initiative, intended to protect sensitive, unclassified data residing on government laptops, other mobile computing devices and removable storage media devices.

Through a partnership with immixGroup, a leader in technology representation, government contract management and channel programs, the blanket purchase agreement (BPA) award enables federal, state and local agencies to protect desktops, laptops, smartphones and removable media with Check Point’s industry-leading Pointsec® data encryption products through the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal SmartBUY (Software Managed and Acquired on the Right Terms) program. The SmartBUY program supports effective software management through the aggregate buying of commercial software government-wide.

“U.S. government departments and agencies have long depended upon Pointsec products to secure vital, sensitive data,” said Marty Leamy, vice president of Americas field operations at Check Point. “With our new status and together with immixGroup, we look forward to expanding our presence in the government market segment.”

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.