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Check Point Next Generation Threat Prevention Receives Highest Scores in Recent Miercom Testing

World Class Security Technology Leads with Accuracy and Performance in Miercom Advanced Threat Prevention with Sandbox Analysis Report


San Carlos, CA  —  Thu, 20 Nov 2014

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point Next Generation Threat Prevention with ThreatCloud Emulation Service outperformed competing solutions in a recent assessment performed by Miercom, an independent product test center.

As known and unknown threats proliferate, an organizations’ security solution, including its advanced threat prevention products, must safeguard the enterprise network with both accuracy and speed. The “Advanced Threat Prevention with Sandbox Analysis” was conducted to determine the security efficacy of network-based threat prevention solutions that utilize sandboxing or threat emulation technologies. Miercom researchers tested products from five leading security vendors including Check Point, Cisco Sourcefire, FireEye, Fortinet, and a fifth vendor, referred to as Vendor A in this report (due to EULA restrictions).

“Even a single malware inside a network can cause a security event which results in immeasurable and costly damage to an organization. Companies must focus on finding and deploying security solutions with the highest possible catch rate to protect themselves. This research by Miercom demonstrates that Check Point technology has the highest accuracy and performance in the industry,” said Marie Hattar, CMO at Check Point Software Technologies. “At Check Point, we are dedicated to providing best-of-breed security technologies to our customers across the globe, allowing them to focus more on growing their businesses while trusting Check Point for their security solutions.”

Check Point’s award-winning 4800 Next Generation Threat Prevention appliance with Threat Emulation Cloud Service provided the best overall protection against the competition. Performance results included:

  • 99.9% overall security efficacy, 3 to 14.5 percentage points higher than its nearest and furthest competitor.
  • 100% protection against known threats.
  • 100% protection against Zero-Day threats, outperforming competitors by more than 27%.
  • Average time malware spent in the sandbox: fastest among all products tested at approx. 3 minutes per sample; the other products analyzed malware samples in an average of 11.5 minutes.

“In today’s business, data is a company’s most valuable asset, and IT professionals need to ensure that their networks are safeguarded against leaks and malicious attacks,” said Robert Smithers, CEO, Miercom. “Check Point’s solution was the most accurate of all products tested capturing the most known and unknown malware, and also had the fastest emulation time for unknown malware. Data was easy to navigate on the solution and the AV and sandbox delivered fast results.”

For the full test results, visit: //www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/miercom-report/index.html.

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the future of the internet, provides customers with uncompromised defenses against cyberattacks and simplifies IT security management. Our 20 years of innovation has resulted in security products and solutions that provide unmatched protection against the evolving global cyberthreat environment.  Check Point gathers threat intelligence from hundreds of sources around the world and converts this critical big data into immediate and usable protections to stop the spread of attacks. Our security architecture, Software-defined Protection (SDP), protects customers in over 100,000 organizations of all sizes, including all of the Fortune and Global 100 companies who trust us to secure their most complex and sensitive environments.

About Miercom

Miercom is a global leader in independent product testing, and has hundreds of comprehensive testing and product comparison analysis published over the years. Miercom certifications are used by the leading technical industry and global business as an accurate, unbiased source of product assessments.

Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including Performance Verified, Certified Secure, Certified Green as well as other validation or conformance testing services. To access the latest Miercom industry analysis please visit www.miercom.com.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), is the largest pure-play security vendor globally,  provides industry-leading solutions, and protects  customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture  defending enterprises’  networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. At Check Point, we secure the future.