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Check Point to Acquire NFR

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Check PointR Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NFR Security, a leader in real-time threat prevention.

With the acquisition of NFR, Check Point will enhance its technology leadership and raise the security bar in defending enterprise networks against today's most dynamic threats. Check Point's SmartDefense and NFR's Hybrid Detection Engine (HDE) will offer customers precise, real-time attack prevention by combining pre-emptive type-based protection (SmartDefense) with the highly granular and accurate attack detection provided by the HDE.

"This acquisition is an important step in Check Point's leadership strategy to continuously raise the level of security available to enterprises for protecting their mission-critical networks. It is part of our focus on two primary layers: network security as our core platform and our recently announced expansion into data security," said Gil Shwed, founder and chief executive officer of Check Point. "NFR's proven security solutions provide the most powerful intrusion detection and prevention technology we have found in the market. We will integrate NFR's technologies into our unified security architecture to provide the industry's broadest and best managed security solutions."

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP)