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Check Point Software Surpasses 100,000 VPN Installations; 83 Million VPN Clients Now Licensed.

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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 it has surpassed 100,000 virtual private network (VPN) installations of its market-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1 Internet security software. In addition, Check Point revealed that it has licensed 83 million VPN clients. These major milestones encompass multiple market segments worldwide, including small to medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and managed service providers. In a separate announcement today, the company also announced the availability of Check Point Next Generation, the revolutionary new version of its product family, which delivers advanced VPN and security capabilities.

"Surpassing 100,000 VPN installations is not only a milestone for Check Point, but a clear indication of the importance of VPNs to the industry at large," said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer, Check Point Software Technologies. "With the availability of Check Point Next Generation, VPN become easier to use, manage and scale and are able to reach new performance levels, ensuring customers a reliable and secure foundation to grow their business."

Check Point Next Generation delivers revolutionary VPN and Internet security advances that are open, scalable, centrally manageable and easy to deploy, while enabling dramatically reduced communications costs. Recently named the worldwide VPN market leader by Datamonitor, a top market analyst firm, Check Point leads the worldwide VPN market with 62 percent market share -- more than four times any other vendor. Check Point Next Generation squarely addresses the needs of the broader VPN market.

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 http://www.checkpoint.com.

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.
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