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Check Point Wins 2012 SC Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Intrusion Prevention Solution

Security professionals vote Check Point IPS Software Blade Best Intrusion Prevention Solution based on technical excellence and market leadership

Redwood City, CA  —  Wed, 14 Mar 2012

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd.(Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, was announced the winner of SC Magazine’s 2012 Readers Choice Award for Best Intrusion Prevention (IPS) Product. The publication’s Reader Voting Panel -comprised of security and technology experts from enterprises of all sizes and vertical markets – voted Check Point’s IPS Software Blade as the leading solution based on innovation, technical excellence and market leadership. This is the seventh time Check Point has been recognized for outstanding achievement in Information Technology (IT) and leading security products by SC Magazine.

“This is one of the most exciting and illuminating award categories, as the finalists have to demonstrate the unique combination of strength in product, organization and fight against cybercrime to secure the vote of our readers,” said VP and Editorial Director, SC Magazine, Illena Armstrong. “Congratulations to Check Point for winning Readers Choice Award for Best Intrusion Prevention (IPS) Product by impressing not only to SC Magazine editors but the magazine’s real judges: the readers.”

“In the last 3 years, Check Point IPS Software Blade has set a new standard in the industry by enabling customers to integrate IPS on all security gateways with the highest block rate in the industry,” said Juliette Rizkallah, head of global marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. “With a unique combination of advanced security, speed and cost-effectiveness, the Check Point IPS Software Blade has been extremely well-received by customers around the world. We are very proud to accept this award as it’s a testament to Check Point’s dedication and strategic approach to security that we offer to businesses of all sizes.”

The Check Point IPS Software Blade provides complete and industry-leading intrusion prevention capabilities, with 97.3 percent security effectiveness and 100 percent anti-evasion coverage at multi-gigabit speeds, as proven by independent testing conducted by NSS Labs. With a sophisticated engine that uses multiple methods of detection and analysis, the IPS Software Blade delivers pre-emptive threat coverage for clients, servers, malware infections, OS vulnerabilities, and more. In addition, Check Point IPS customers benefit from real-time updates and configuration advisories for defenses and security policies, including the company’s number one ranking for Microsoft and Adobe threat coverage.

New protections are developed and distributed by Check Point Security Research and Response Centers located around the globe. For more information about the Check Point Security IPS Software Blade, visit:/products/ips-software-blade/

“In the past year, we’ve seen tremendous adoption of the IPS Software Blade, with thousands of customers per quarter turning to Check Point to help combat the next-generation of Internet threats. As a strategic security advisor to our customers and partners, we will continue to align and deliver on those customer needs as they evolve,” concluded Rizkallah.

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.  By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies.  The brand’s portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.


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