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Check Point Software Delivers Next Generation Internet Security; Compaq, IBM, Nokia and Sun Support Check Point Next Generation.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the availability of Check Point Next Generation -- delivering advanced Internet security and VPN solutions with highly acclaimed manageability, reliability and performance. Check Point Next Generation has been recognized as a premier Internet security solution and is being supported by the world's leading hardware platform vendors, including Compaq (NYSE:CPQ), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq:SUNW).

With its unique capabilities, Check Point Next Generation delivers revolutionary advances in Internet security making it open, scalable, centrally manageable and easy to deploy, while enabling dramatically reduced communications costs.

Highlights of Check Point Next Generation include:
-- Security Dashboard -- redefines security management by providing a
graphical, visual map for analyzing and managing a company's Internet security
with greater ease and control.

-- Management Infrastructure -- enables scalability to thousands of sites with
complete centralized management for security software and licenses as well as
security policies; first VPN with full auditing features.

-- Performance -- delivers wire-speed VPN and firewall performance to
multi-gigabit levels.

-- VPN Client Security -- delivers true one-click VPN client installation with
full remote administration as well as personal firewall integration, corporate
security policy enforcement and configuration checking.

-- State-of-the-Art VPN -- delivers highly scalable and secure communication
integrated with standards-based QoS while significantly reducing communication

"We are very proud that Check Point is the only comprehensive infrastructure for Internet security that is open, integrated and fully and centrally manageable on a full range of platforms from small offices to the largest data centers," said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer, Check Point Software Technologies. "With Check Point Next Generation, delivered on industry-leading hardware platforms ranging from Unix, Solaris, Linux(R), Windows 2000 and Windows NT to proprietary appliance systems, our customers receive best-in-class Internet security solutions to address their most critical eBusiness challenges today and tomorrow."

"Compaq's market leading ProLiant servers, combined with Check Point's industry leading security software, continue to be an outstanding solution for our joint partners and customers," said David Parsons, vice president of North America eBusiness Solutions & Alliances for Compaq Computer Corporation. "The Next Generation product family will allow our customers to exploit the full performance potential of Compaq ProLiant servers, including through the Compaq / Check Point SolutionPaq."

"Working with companies like Check Point to deliver market leading solutions on IBM eServer(1) xSeries is part of our commitment to help customers build their e-business infrastructure," said Ian Miller, vice president, marketing, IBM eServer xSeries. "The Check Point Next Generation software, coupled with our easy-to-manage systems, global service and support is a winning combination for customers."

"Nokia provides customers with the ideal platform for Check Point VPN-1/FW-1," said Dan MacDonald, vice president, Nokia Internet Communications. "Our tightly integrated, optimized, purpose built security appliance portfolio, together with Check Point Next Generation will enable us to continue to raise the bar in the areas of rapid deployment, reliability and remote management."

"Running on the robust Solaris(TM) Operating Environment, Check Point's Next Generation software delivers a comprehensive, high performance security solution," said Shahram Moradpour, director, Internet Infrastructure Market Development at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "By working with leading security solution providers like Check Point, Sun can help ensure our mutual customers have access to the best of breed solutions they need to securely and confidently deploy their critical eBusiness applications."

Check Point Next Generation is available to new customers and existing customers with software subscriptions. Check Point Next Generation is available on Windows NT, Windows2000, the Sun Solaris(TM) Operating Environment and the Red Hat(R) Linux operating system, plus appliances from Nokia, Compaq, (NASDAQ:INTZ), and others. Check Point Next Generation integrates VPNs and Internet security with a simple, scalable, secure and reliable Internet security infrastructure that includes comprehensive and integrated management capabilities.

About Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. The company's Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the infrastructure that enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN secures business-to-business (B2B) communications between networks, systems, applications and users across the Internet, intranets and extranets. Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC) provides the framework for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 270 leading industry partners. For more information, please call us at 800/429-4391 or 650/628-2000 or visit us on the Web at

Note to Editors: Check Point, the Check Point logo, FireWall-1, FireWall-1 SecureServer, FloodGate-1, INSPECT, IQ Engine, MetaInfo, Meta IP, Open Security Extension, OPSEC, Provider-1, SecureKnowledge, SiteManager, SVN, UAM, UserAuthority, VPN-1, VPN-1 Accelerator Card, VPN-1 Appliance, VPN-1 Certificate Manager, VPN-1 Gateway, VPN-1 SecureClient, VPN-1 SecuRemote, VPN-1 SecureServer and ConnectControl are trademarks or registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. or its affiliates. All other product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The products described in this document are protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,606,668 and 5,835,726 and may be protected by other U.S. Patents, foreign patents, or pending applications.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc.

(1) The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the descriptive term "server" following it.

IBM, the e-business logo, and xSeries are trademarks of IBM Corporation.
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