Check Point Achieves Performance Breakthrough with First Security Acceleration Technology to Leverage Off-the-Shelf Multi-Core Processors


New CoreXL multi core acceleration technology in VPN-1 Power delivers deep security inspection without compromising performance

ORLANDO, FLA., May 30, 2007 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced VPN-1® Power(TM) with CoreXL. CoreXL extends the proven security found in VPN-1 Power, setting a new speed and security standard for today's corporate networks that must balance high bandwidth needs with strict security requirements.

Designed specifically to leverage open multi-core architectures such as the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300 Series, VPN-1 Power with CoreXL is the first network security gateway to enable security administrators to gain data center level performance while activating intrusion prevention with a strict protection profile to protect against application layer threats. The adoption of advanced, bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP, streaming video and real-time collaborative solutions, in addition to the predicted adoption to 10 gigabit per second ethernet networks, have created a demand for high-performance security solutions able to keep networks secure from worms and application vulnerabilities without performance degradation.

"Combining security software with open systems running general purpose processors allows customers to benefit from rapid performance improvements coming from the world's leading chip manufacturer," said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. "VPN-1 Power with CoreXL running on open multi-core architectures provides them the flexibility to deal with new applications and threats while maintaining a predictably high level of performance. It is the only security solution in the market today that can fully leverage the performance benefits from multi-core architectures."

The Core XL technology scales performance linearly using its patent-pending multi-core load sharing technologies. Along with Check Point's open performance architecture that is designed for high speed security inspection, VPN-1 Power with CoreXL accelerates security by dynamically sharing the security inspection responsibilities between all cores on a multi-core processor. Each core independently runs VPN-1 to offer faster, comprehensive security inspection. This helps customers keep a predictable performance level when new threats appear compared to closed ASIC-based systems that lock customers into hardware refresh cycles that do not align with their evolving business or network needs.

Performance Benefits
VPN-1 Power with CoreXL delivers deep and comprehensive security inspection without compromising network performance by leveraging the combination of Check Point's performance architecture and the 5300 series Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor with the Intel PRO/1000 PT Family Server Adapters.

Key performance statistics include:

12 Gbps firewall inspection provides data center level speed for the most demanding enterprise environments
5.3 Gbps intrusion prevention inspection with default settings provide a balance between security and performance
1.8 Gbps intrusion prevention inspection with strict protection file offers maximum security without compromising performance

Pricing and Availability
Check Point VPN-1 Power with CoreXL is available immediately in limited availability for qualified customers. For more information, 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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