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Media Alert: Check Point to Present at V6 World Congress


Paris, France  —  Wed, 01 Feb 2012

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the company’s participation at V6 World Congress on February 8, 2012. Check Point Fellow, Robert Hinden, will be speaking about the security implications of deploying IPv6, and will take place at 15.30 p.m. at the Marriot Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center in Paris, France.

“IPv6 deployment has begun, largely driven by the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. While IPv6 is similar architecturally with IPv4, it has its own security implications that enterprises need to be aware of,” said Robert Hinden, fellow at Check Point Software Technologies. “In some cases, IPv6 can be used as a covert channel for botnets and hackers, encouraging businesses to educate themselves about how to detect and prevent unauthorized network traffic and deploy IPv6 securely.”

WHO: Hinden is a Check Point Fellow, as well as the chair of the IAOC and the IPv6 (6MAN) working group at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).  He was also the co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Internet Award for pioneering work in the development of the first Internet routers. Hinden has worked on the Internet since its early days as a DARPA research project to the current Internet, seeing threats evolve from elementary hacking attempts to the sophisticated and coordinated cybercrime attacks that are widespread today.
WHAT: “Deploying IPv6 Securely” presented by Check Point
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 15:30-16:00 p.m.
WHERE: Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Centre
17 Boulevard Saint Jacques, Paris, 75014 France

About V6 World Congress
The V6 World Congress brings together more than 500 delegates from around the world, dedicated to educating organizations about IPv6 best practices, the migration path for service providers and enterprises, as well as the global architecture and strategy for deployment.

For more information about the conference, visit: 
http://www.uppersideconferences.com/v6world2012/v6world2012program_day_one.html.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), 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.