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Check Point Targets UTM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Check PointR Software
Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the
Internet, today advanced its flagship VPN-1 brand of network security
solutions by releasing two new product lines focused on Unified Threat
Management (UTM) and High Performance security. VPN-1 UTM -- a unified
threat management solution that scales for enterprises of all sizes
-- and VPN-1 Power -- for customers that need high-performance
security to deal with today's performance-sensitive applications --
are designed to provide customers with security that is proactive,
manageable, scalable and simple to use.

"Enterprises are struggling to keep security up to date while managing
more and more information channeled through the Internet," said Ken
Fitzpatrick, chief marketing officer for Check Point Software
Technologies. "Our VPN-1 products are ideal for customers who need
either the simplicity of an all-in-one solution or the power and
performance of a high-end security solution. No matter what our
customers needs are, they are able to receive the added benefit of a
security solution that is centrally managed whether it is a
standalone solution for a branch office or a multi-layer security
solution that spans the enterprise."
As the Internet continues to be of critical importance to business
operations and the rise of threats and frequency of attacks persist,
companies are evaluating their security infrastructure and determining
that scalable security is a must. The networks that enterprises
manage are increasingly complex with higher transmission speeds, more
communication protocols, and more users. In addition, the impact on
IT operations has forced IT departments to focus on reducing increased
risk and higher operating costs while addressing greater performance
requirements. With Check Point's VPN-1 UTM product line, customers
can realize the benefits of unified security whether they deploy an
all-in-one UTM gateway or a distributed, enterprise-wide security
infrastructure. Additionally, customers taking advantage of
VPN-1 Power can get up to a 400 percent-plus increase in performance
versus non-accelerated security.

"Today we face new threats, protocols, and network complexity,"
said Greg Young, research vice president, Gartner. "Reducing security
complexity is a goal. Adding on additional consoles and management
overhead are huge hits on total cost of ownership (TCO)."

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP)