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Check Point completes acquisition of NFR Security

  • 10 January, 2007 12:45

<p>Sydney -- January 10, 2007 — Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the company has completed the acquisition of NFR Security, a leader in real-time threat prevention and creator of award-winning intrusion prevention (IPS) technologies.</p>
<p>“We are very pleased to bring NFR into the Check Point family, and we are looking forward to offering our customers the best in intrusion prevention,” said Gil Shwed, founder and chief executive officer of Check Point. “We are continuously seeking ways to raise the level of security available to protect mission-critical enterprise networks. Currently, we are focusing on two primary layers: network security as our core platform and our recently announced expansion into data security. NFR’s IPS technologies will be an important part of our core platform enhancement.”</p>
<p>Check Point offers the industry's most comprehensive security solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Through Check Point’s NGX™ platform, it is the only company to deliver a unified security architecture boasting integrated manageability and security across the full network infrastructure. With this acquisition, Check Point’s SmartDefense and NFR’s Hybrid Detection Engine (HDE) will offer customers precise, real-time attack prevention by combining pre-emptive type-based protection (SmartDefense) with the highly granular and accurate attack detection provided by the HDE. Check Point has begun integrating NFR’s award-winning, intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) technologies into its market-leading network security portfolio of firewall, VPN and security management solutions. NFR’s flagship Sentivist Real-Time Threat Protection solution protects against all manner of attacks, including intrusion attacks, insidious zero-day attacks, anomaly exploits, malicious code, backdoors, command tampering, polymorphic buffer overflows and more.</p>
<p>About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd</p>
<p>Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leader in securing the Internet. It is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, consumer Internet security and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal, Web, and endpoint security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions are among the highest rated in the industry today, proactively protecting millions of people from hackers, spyware, viruses and identity theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from hundreds of leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of thousands of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organisations of all sizes.</p>
<p>Across Australia and New Zealand Check Point has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington to support its network of distributors and resellers. Check Point solutions are distributed through LAN Systems and Firewall Systems in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.checkpoint.com or by contacting Check Point on +61 2 9493 6000.</p>
<p>Security, Inc.
NFR Security is a leading provider of Real-Time Threat Protection systems that secure business networks against the four primary threat points of today – automated malware, information leakage, vulnerability windows and unsanctioned network changes. The company’s award-winning Sentivist® security solution uniquely combines an array of powerful features including a Hybrid Detection Engine, inline prevention, a full functional firewall, and the Dynamic Shielding Architecture™, NFR Security’s core technology that uses situational intelligence to dynamically protect network services and assets against compromise, to deliver highly sought-after piece-of-mind security. With performance level coverage from 20 megabits per second to 4 Gigabits per second, NFR Security serve customers worldwide in corporate enterprises, government agencies, service providers and academic institutions through an extensive worldwide network of channel partners and direct sales. NFR Security is headquartered in Rockville, MD. Additional information about NFR Security can be found at www.nfr.com.</p>
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