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Check Point Adds Antivirus Protection to Integrated Security Solution for Mid-sized Businesses

Check Point Express CI Reduces IT Security Cost and Complexity for Mid-Sized Businesses

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - April 11, 2005 - Check Point® Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point Express CI™, an enhanced version of its integrated security solution for mid-sized businesses that now includes antivirus protection. Check Point Express CI boasts an easy to deploy and manage platform that comprises every vital security feature a mid-sized business needs, including: firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, and integrated antivirus protection.

All businesses face security threats from worms, viruses and other attacks, but medium businesses demand an easy to deploy and manage security solution tailored specifically to their needs. In addition to built-in firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention capabilities, Check Point Express CI includes network-based antivirus protection to ensure that inbound and outbound traffic is free of worms and viruses. With this added protection, users can perform real-time scans of email (SMTP), Web (HTTP), and FTP traffic for possible threats disguised within legitimate content.

"Customers can't afford to lose productivity and revenue due to network downtime caused by an inadequate or unmanageable security implementation," said James Oryszczyn president, JSO Technology LLC, a value-added reseller focused on providing best of breed data security, network infrastructure, and network operating systems / application solutions and services. "Check Point Express CI offers unmatched protection against increasingly sophisticated worms and viruses and includes every essential security element in one convenient, easy to purchase, install and manage solution."

Check Point Express CI provides mid-sized businesses with the industry's most advanced technologies, including:

  • Integrated Antivirus: Simplifies antivirus deployment and updating by being integrated into the security gateway, shielding corporations from viruses contained in files, executables, and attachments.
  • Market-Leading VPN and Firewall: Includes VPN-1 and FireWall-1, enabling mid-sized businesses to rely on the same security protecting 100% of the Fortune 100 corporations.
  • Integrated Intrusion Prevention: Keeps networks running when faced with worms and other application layer attacks.
  • Easy Deployment: Check Point Express CI uses Check Point SecurePlatform™ to turn any Intel- or AMD-based server into a pre-hardened security appliance in less than 5 minutes.
  • Simple Management: Includes SmartCenter™ for centrally deploying and managing all aspects of a comprehensive security infrastructure from a single management console.

"Check Point's trusted security technology has kept the entire Fortune 100 landscape safe even in worst-case scenarios like the Blaster and Sobig worm outbreaks," said Gonen Fink, vice president of solutions and strategy, Check Point Software. "With Express CI, medium business customers enjoy the same level of confidence in their security deployment as the world's largest organizations."

Check Point Express CI is backed by SmartDefense™ Service which provides real-time updates and new attack protection capabilities for antivirus and intrusion prevention capabilities. The Check Point Express product line provides worry-free security for mid-sized businesses by integrating enterprise-class security products into one easy-to-deploy solution.

Pricing, System Requirements and Availability
Check Point Express CI is available this month worldwide and can be purchased through Check Point channel partners, with prices starting at US $4,000. For more information please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/products.

About Check Point Software
Check Point Software Technologies (www.checkpoint.com) is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall and VPN markets. Through its Next Generation product line, the company delivers a broad range of intelligent Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm product line is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of 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 over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of more than 2,200 Check Point partners in 88 countries.

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