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Check Point Software Stakes Claim in Small Business Internet Security Space

Company Duplicates Market-leading Enterprise Success in Sub-$490 Appliance Segment

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 12, 2003 - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that "Secured by Check Point" Safe@ appliances hold the leading revenue position in the worldwide firewall/VPN sub-$490 appliance market for Q4 2002. As outlined by Infonetics Research, a leading market analyst firm, in their "VPN and Firewall Products" quarterly market share report, Check Point-based Safe@ appliances hold a leading 38% revenue marketshare.

"Safe@-based security appliances made an extremely strong showing this quarter," said Jeff Wilson, executive director, Infonetics. "Security is on everyone's mind, and the broadband subscriber base is growing at a strong and steady pace, so integrated security solutions are very well positioned for continued success."

Based on Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall® technology, Safe@ was developed by SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point company, to enable maximum security at a very low price point. The easy-to-use solutions are delivered as fully integrated VPN/firewall appliances from Check Point, SofaWare and partners Nokia, Celestix, Intrusion Inc. and VPN Dynamics starting as low at $259. The Check Point Safe@ product family includes:

  • Safe@Home™ - Protects home office networks from Internet threats
  • Safe@Home Pro™ - Enables a VPN/security link for small businesses and the home office
  • Safe@Office™ - Provides integrated firewall/VPN for the small office or branch office

Safe@ appliances are part of Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC™) "Secured by Check Point" appliance program. "Secured by Check Point" appliances meet Check Point's stringent security, usability and interoperability requirements, enabling customers to deploy appliances into their networks with complete confidence.

"We are extremely pleased to see the significant and rapid impact our Safe@ solutions have had on the small business security appliance market," said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing, Check Point Software Technologies. "Infonetics' research confirms our belief that there is very strong demand from the small business community for Internet security that is powerful, easy to use and affordable."

About Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets. The company's Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the VPN and security infrastructure that uniquely enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN solutions, as delivered in the company's Next Generation product family, secure business communications and resources for corporate networks, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Extending the power of SVN is Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 2,500 Check Point partners in 149 countries. For more information, please call us at (800) 429-4391 or (650) 628-2000 or visit us on the Web at http://www.checkpoint.com or at http://www.opsec.com.

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