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Check Point 640 Appliance for Small Businesses Wins Network World Clear Choice Award

San Carlos, CA  —  Mon, 15 Jul 2013

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Network World has recognized Check Point for having the number one Unified Threat Management (UTM) product for small businesses, of the products tested. The Network World Clear Choice Test Shootout found that the Check Point 640 appliance, from the company’s line of 600 appliances, outperformed seven other comparable products in both capabilities and price.

The Network World report commended the Check Point 640 appliance for its exceptional technical features, distinguishing the 640 appliance from the other products as the easiest to set up and manage, with advanced, enterprise-grade security options. The report also noted the Check Point 640 appliance as having the lowest cost amongst the review products, assuring customers the best performance at the lowest price point.

“Check Point is our Clear Choice Test winner,” said reviewer David Strom in his article detailing the comparative review results. “The Check Point 640 UTM is the cheapest and most capable box — two things that usually don’t go together — and the most appropriate UTM device for the SMB marketplace. It has an appealing user interface, a lot of great security features, and is simple to manage and create new security rules. It also works well with mixed Mac/Windows networks.”

“Check Point continues to provide unparalleled security options for our business partners, while prioritizing our customers purchasing abilities,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point. “We launched the 600 appliances to bring big security for small businesses, providing an affordable, all-in-one security solution with industry-leading performance. Receiving the Network World Clear Choice award for best security tool for small businesses is a great source of pride for Check Point.”

Launched in May 2013, Check Point’s 600 Appliances provide comprehensive security to ensure small business employees and data are protected at all times. The 600 Appliances come pre-loaded with enterprise-class capabilities, including firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-virus, anti-spam, application control, and URL filtering and run the same industry-leading next-generation firewall and threat prevention capabilities found on Check Point products used by all of the Fortune 100.

The Network World Lab Alliance, a 13-member coalition of industry experts, consultants and independent test labs, conducts tests on live networks and gives the highest scoring product in a comparative review the Clear Choice Award.

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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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