Software protects against Internet intrusion.
April 17, 2008 -
IPS-1® R65.1 utilizes Situational Visibility that isolates/highlights critical attacks against essential business systems and allows users to graphically monitor these business systems and then drill down on key events to get attack details. Hybrid Detection Engine(TM) protects networks and applications by using multiple detection and analysis techniques, while Attack Confidence Indexing(TM) offers full-prevention deployment through directing/calibrating security enforcement.
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Check Point<TM> Software Technologies, Inc.
3 Lagoon Dr., Suite 400-T
Redwood City, CA, 94065-5157
Check Point Increases Intrusion Prevention Effectiveness with New IPS-1 Release
Integration of IPS-1 into Check Point security architecture simplifies management and enhances rapid response
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - April 9, 2008 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced IPS-1® R65.1, its new release of dedicated intrusion prevention. Check Point IPS-1 features superior management tools that increase administration efficiency and provide unique rapid response mitigation. IPS-1 demonstrates high throughput performance on Intel multi-core and parallel processing technology and integrates with Check Point's security architecture providing customers with Check Point's management interface and unified installation.
"Intrusion prevention is a key layer in the network security architecture of today's businesses," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point. "However, customers struggle with IPS point products that don't deliver clear, actionable intrusion information. The integration of our best-in-class IPS solution into Check Point's security architecture brings greater visibility of threats to customers and enables administrators to focus and respond faster to critical events."
Check Point IPS-1 is the first intrusion prevention system (IPS) to utilize Situational Visibility, a real-time graphical interface that isolates and highlights critical attacks against essential business systems. Situational Visibility allows customers to graphically monitor these business systems and then drill down on key events to get attack details, including attack source and type, effects of the attack, recommended remediation methods and the actual packet capture of the attack. The exclusive information and forensic tools available in IPS-1 accelerate administrators' ability to recognize, evaluate and act upon suspicious network events.
"Check Point IPS-1 R65.1 possesses many superb tools that give us maximum administration efficiency as well as rapid response to problem resolution," said Stephan Trebachev, deputy department head at IBA. "The unique information and forensic tools available in IPS-1 give our administrators not only the power and ability to recognize, evaluate, and act upon suspicious network events, but also to comply with regulations and business goals."
Performance and investment protection
By leveraging Intel's multi-core and parallel processing technologies, customers gain high performance levels in both the appliance and software-only versions of IPS-1. IPS-1 OpenSensor, the software-only version of Check Point IPS solution, leverages standard-based, economical CPU architectures and provides customers with enterprise security as well as the scalability to meet future bandwidth and threat protection requirements.
Integration with Check Point security architecture
IPS-1 is now integrated with Check Point's security architecture, giving customers common Check Point usability components and characteristics. The integration improves installation, simplifies the user interface and allows shared administrators.
Additional IPS-1 R65.1 features include:
o Hybrid Detection Engine(TM) protects networks and applications from attacks by leveraging multiple detection and analysis techniques
o Attack Confidence Indexing(TM) offers full-prevention deployment through directing and calibrating security enforcement
o Integration with SecurePlatform® simplifies installation and administration
Concluded Sultan, "By integrating IPS-1 with Check Point's security architecture, Check Point delivers accurate intrusion prevention to customers with rapid response mitigation and at high performance levels."
Check Point IPS-1 R65.1 is available immediately and can be purchased through Check Point's worldwide network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit www.checkpoint.com.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the leader in securing the Internet. Check Point offers total security solutions featuring a unified gateway, single endpoint agent and single management architecture, customized to fit customers' dynamic business needs. We are unique in this offering as a result of our leadership and innovation in the enterprise firewall, personal firewall/endpoint, data security and VPN markets.
Check Point's pure focus is on information security. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture to protect business communications and resources, including corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market-leading endpoint and data security solutions with Check Point Endpoint Security products, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and identity theft. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes.