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Independent Test Results

In independent tests, Check Point Full Disk Encryption performs best overall when compared to full-disk encryption products from SafeBoot, Utimaco, PGP, Guardian Edge and Microsoft. All tests were performed using publicly available products from PassMarkā„¢ Software. The results are summarized below:

PassMark Composite Rating Comparison (Performance)

PassMark Composite Rating Comparison

PassMark Composite Rating

Product Check Point Ultimaco BitLocker PGP GE SafeBoot
Rating 93.4 88.55 87.25 80.9 77.55 51.8

Note: All tests were performed by an independent third party using publicly available products from PassMark Software. PassMark Performance is an accurate and easy to use performance testing software that measures overall system performance, as well as performance of individual PC components such as the hard disk drive. See http://www.passmark.com for additional information. The following full-disk encryption product versions were tested: Check Point Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec for PC Enterprise Workplace 6.2.0), SafeBoot Device Encryption 4.2.14, Utimaco SafeGuard Easy 4.3.0.6, PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.6 with PGP Universal Server 2.6.0, GuardianEdge Encryption Anywhere Hard Disk 8.1.1, Microsoft BitLocker (original release i.e. no SP). These tests were performed in September 2007 and are believed accurate. All products were tested on a computer equipped with Intel Pentium 4 - 3.06 GHz with HT, 1GB RAM and 160GB SATA hard disk, running Windows XP SP2 operating system (except for BitLocker which is a feature of Vista).

Disk Mark Comparison (Performance)

Disk Mark Comparison

Disk Mark Comparison

Product Check Point Ultimaco BitLocker PGP GE SafeBoot
Rating 466.85 442.7 436.3 404.30 387.75 259

Note: All tests were performed by an independent third party using publicly available products from PassMark Software. PassMark Performance is an accurate and easy to use performance testing software that measures overall system performance, as well as performance of individual PC components such as the hard disk drive. See http://www.passmark.com for additional information. The following full-disk encryption product versions were tested: Check Point Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec for PC Enterprise Workplace 6.2.0), SafeBoot Device Encryption 4.2.14, Utimaco SafeGuard Easy 4.3.0.6, PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.6 with PGP Universal Server 2.6.0, GuardianEdge Encryption Anywhere Hard Disk 8.1.1, Microsoft BitLocker (original release i.e. no SP). These tests were performed in September 2007 and are believed accurate. All products were tested on a computer equipped with Intel Pentium 4 - 3.06 GHz with HT, 1GB RAM and 160GB SATA hard disk, running Windows XP SP2 operating system (except for BitLocker which is a feature of Vista).

Disk Performance in % of Maximum Performance (without Encryption)

Disk Performance

Note: All tests were performed by an independent third party using publicly available products from PassMark Software. PassMark Performance is an accurate and easy to use performance testing software that measures overall system performance, as well as performance of individual PC components such as the hard disk drive. See http://www.passmark.com for additional information. The following full-disk encryption product versions were tested: Check Point Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec for PC Enterprise Workplace 6.2.0), SafeBoot Device Encryption 4.2.14, Utimaco SafeGuard Easy 4.3.0.6, PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.6 with PGP Universal Server 2.6.0, GuardianEdge Encryption Anywhere Hard Disk 8.1.1, Microsoft BitLocker (original release i.e. no SP). These tests were performed in September 2007 and are believed accurate. All products were tested on a computer equipped with Intel Pentium 4 - 3.06 GHz with HT, 1GB RAM and 160GB SATA hard disk, running Windows XP SP2 operating system (except for BitLocker which is a feature of Vista).

File Copy Performance - % Degradation

File Copy Performance

File Copy % Degradation

Product GE Ultimaco SafeBoot PGP Check Point BitLocker
Rating 19 12.63 7.42 6.99 6.48 3.46

Note: All tests were performed by an independent third party using publicly available products from PassMark Software. PassMark Performance is an accurate and easy to use performance testing software that measures overall system performance, as well as performance of individual PC components such as the hard disk drive. See http://www.passmark.com for additional information. The following full-disk encryption product versions were tested: Check Point Full Disk Encryption (Pointsec for PC Enterprise Workplace 6.2.0), SafeBoot Device Encryption 4.2.14, Utimaco SafeGuard Easy 4.3.0.6, PGP Whole Disk Encryption 9.6 with PGP Universal Server 2.6.0, GuardianEdge Encryption Anywhere Hard Disk 8.1.1, Microsoft BitLocker (original release i.e. no SP). These tests were performed in September 2007 and are believed accurate. All products were tested on a computer equipped with Intel Pentium 4 - 3.06 GHz with HT, 1GB RAM and 160GB SATA hard disk, running Windows XP SP2 operating system (except for BitLocker which is a feature of Vista).