Check Point Delivers Pure Security Inspection with an Enhanced Open Performance Architecture


Architecture accelerates deep security inspection and meets the throughput needs of complex applications

ORLANDO, FLA., May 30, 2007 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today unveiled its enhanced Open Performance Architecture, an acceleration framework to combine the highest levels of security with breakthrough performance and reliability allowing deep security inspection at multi-gigabit speeds. This framework is a component of Check Point's Unified Security Architecture and is available today in the VPN-1 Power line of network security gateways. (See related press release issued today entitled Check Point Achieves Performance Breakthrough with First Security Acceleration Technology to Leverage Off-The-Shelf Multi-Core Processors.)

In an era where new applications and threats continue to grow in complexity - requiring a deeper, more thorough level of inspection - customers need more efficient security performance to keep their networks safe. Check Point's Open Performance Architecture is the fastest and most flexible architecture for protecting against present and future threats while maintaining superior performance. It combines the proven, patented security acceleration technologies of ClusterXL Smart Load Balancing and SecureXL Security Acceleration with the new patent pending CoreXL multi-core acceleration. These three layers enable customers to linearly scale performance to extreme levels allowing them to gain predictably high performance levels even when implementing a strict security policy including integrated intrusion prevention.

Core Technologies and Customer Benefits of Check Point Open Performance Architecture:

CoreXL: CoreXL multi-core acceleration technology takes advantage of multi-core processors to provide high levels of security inspection by dynamically sharing the load across all cores of a CPU. This enables customers to activate intrusion prevention with a strict protection profile on a perimeter gateway while maintaining a high level of performance.

SecureXL: SecureXL security acceleration enhances performance by offloading security decisions to dedicated hardware or a virtual software layer, making security processing more efficient.

ClusterXL: ClusterXL enables near-linear scalability by combining multiple VPN-1 gateways into clusters, providing enhanced performance and reliability.

"There is an industry myth that a high level of performance can only be achieved with custom, closed architectures, yet these same architectures lose performance as new threats and applications appear," said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. "Check Point's Open Performance Architecture adapts to new technologies and threats and protects the changing face of security performance as application threats and multimedia expansion proliferates."

Check Point's Open Performance Architecture combines pure security technologies with open hardware advancements to keep customers protected. By combining its patented security acceleration technologies with the research and development of the world's largest chip manufacturers such as Intel, Check point delivers high performance with advanced security.

To learn more about Check Point's Open Performance Architecture, please visit www.checkpoint.com

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leader in securing the Internet. The company is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall, data security and VPN markets. Check Point's PURE focus is on IT security with its extensive portfolio of network security, data security and security management solutions. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of security solutions to protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market leading data security solutions through the Pointsec product line, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from hundreds of leading companies. 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.

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