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Check Point Achieves Prominent U.S. Government Certification

Completes Coveted FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certification; Ensures that Government Customers are Compliant with Government Security Standards

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - May 18, 2004 - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point Next Generation™ with Application Intelligence™ has passed rigorous testing to achieve the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certification and meets the cryptographic requirements of the U.S. government's National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy (NSTISSP) Number 11. NIST's Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMPV) provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2, which is a standard that applies to federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect highly sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems.

Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence, an integrated VPN/firewall solution, supports the strongest encryption algorithms available including the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and the Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES). Since government networks continue to be a primary target for hackers, federal administrators must be sure that they implement a reliable security solution that enables them to secure business communications over the Internet 24 x 7. By using Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence, government agencies are assured that their networks will remain protected from vulnerabilities that could cost them time and money.

"As a government-focused reseller, we are well aware of all the latest security issues and requirements in the industry," said Michael Volk, president for True North Solutions, Inc., a Check Point value-added reseller. "Our government customers are actively seeking the high levels of encryption support that Check Point provides, and by attaining the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, Check Point further demonstrates their leadership position in the government sector."

"By earning the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, we have shown that our market-leading Internet security technology stands up to the highest standards of compliance instituted by the U.S. government," said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing for Check Point Software Technologies. "This certification is highly regarded in the government sector, and our government channel partners and customers can rest assured that we will continue to provide the most intelligent security required for securing sensitive government information."

For a comprehensive list of Check Point certifications, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/products/certifications/.

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. Through its Next Generation product line, the company delivers a broad range of Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. 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 over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of more than 2,300 Check Point partners in 92 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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