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Check Point Delivers Superb Advanced Threat Protection in Latest NSS Labs Test

Check Point Receives "Recommended" Rating from NSS Labs for Breach Detection Systems; Extends the Company's Long-Standing Record of Security Leadership


San Carlos, CA  —  Wed, 05 Aug 2015

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ : CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced its Next Generation Threat Prevention Solution received a "recommended" rating and was among the top scoring solutions in security effectiveness and value in the latest NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems (BDS) group test.

NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. NSS Labs’ security effectiveness testing leverages the deep expertise of engineers utilizing multiple commercial, open source, and proprietary tools.

Key findings from NSS Labs’ 2015 BDS report of Check Point’s Threat Prevention Solution:

  • 100% catch-rate for HTTP and Email unknown malware
  • 100% catch-rate for Drive-by exploits
  • 100% stability and reliability tests under normal load and under extended attack
  • Consistent 1000 Mbps performance in the "Real World Traffic" load tests

"In today’s network environments, malware infections have the potential to spread rapidly, and organizations need to ensure that their networks are protected against known, new and advanced threats," said Vikram Phatak, CEO at NSS Labs. "Check Point Threat Emulation, a key component in the NSS Breach Detection Systems test, addresses this gap by evaluating suspicious code in a safe virtual sandbox. Our team at NSS Labs, recommends Check Point’s innovative solution as it offers excellent security effectiveness and value in detecting known, new and advanced threats."

"Cyberattacks are accelerating in frequency and complexity, and in order to best protect sensitive information, organizations must stay ahead of the latest threats," said Nathan Shuchami, head of threat prevention at Check Point Software Technologies. "Advanced Persistent Threats and spear phishing attacks involving sophisticated exploits, are often based on unknown malicious code designed to evade traditional security solutions. The NSS Labs tests specifically measure the ability to detect these modern hacking techniques, and receiving a ‘recommended’ rating is a testament to the strength of our technology leadership. We are particularly pleased with these results, as they do not yet take advantage of our upcoming CPU-level detection engine, which will further enhance our ability to detect new malware variants at the early stage of exploitation."

For more information, or to download a complimentary copy of the NSS Labs report of Check Point’s Threat Prevention, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/resources/nss-bds/index.html.

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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.