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Check Point Announces the First Single Agent for Comprehensive Endpoint Security

  • 07 February, 2008 11:29

<p>Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point Endpoint Security™, the first and only single agent for total endpoint security that combines the highest-rated firewall, network access control (NAC), program control, antivirus, anti-spyware, data security and remote access. The new solution protects PCs by providing superior security and eliminates the need to deploy and manage multiple agents, reducing total cost of ownership.</p>
<p>Designed to protect company laptops and PCs against malware, data loss and theft and other threats while enabling secure remote access to the corporate network, Check Point Endpoint Security dramatically simplifies security by providing a single software agent, single management console and single installation easily deployed and managed by a single administrator.</p>
<p>“Enterprises can finally reap the benefits of having a single, easy-to-manage endpoint security solution to protect their desktops, laptops and other resources,” said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer at Check Point. “We created for customers a single agent with the most comprehensive endpoint security features that effectively erases compatibility issues and the pains associated with trying to deploy and manage multiple endpoint agents.”</p>
<p>Check Point Endpoint Security originates from best-of-breed, independently recognised technologies, including: the industry-leading firewall; anti-malware based on the award-winning ZoneAlarm®; data security based on Pointsec® technology, currently deployed on over 14 million PCs and a leader in the Gartner Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant for 2007; and the market-leading remote access VPN with over 150 million users. These features combined with Check Point’s management technology represent the next generation of comprehensive endpoint security, delivered today only by Check Point.</p>
<p>The unification of these leading security technologies under a single, centrally managed agent, not only benefits enterprises with increased security, but also reduces complexity as well as deployment, management and audit costs. With Check Point Endpoint Security's unique SmartDefense™ Program Advisor service administrators can effectively control which programs are allowed to run on corporate PCs by leveraging a dynamic database of hundreds of thousands of known good and bad programs to automate policy decisions and terminate malicious programs.</p>
<p>"Enterprises require both advanced endpoint protection and a management platform that can efficiently manage and enforce a security policy," said Charles Kolodgy, research director of Secure Content and Threat Management research at IDC. "With the Check Point Endpoint Security customers receive both with a robust endpoint software security product coupled to a single management and reporting system. The ability to centrally manage various security features like anti-malware, firewall, IPS, VPN, and NAC clients relieves a lot of headaches for administrators.”</p>
<p>Check Point Endpoint Security features include:</p>
<p>· Firewall/NAC/Program Control - Protects endpoint systems by restricting both inbound and outbound traffic, ensuring that they are in a secure state before allowing access to the network and automatically enforcing policies on which programs are allowed to run on PCs.</p>
<p>· Antivirus/Anti-spyware – Detects and removes viruses, spyware and other malware based on a combination of signatures, behavior blockers, and heuristic analysis, featuring the highest detection rates and hourly signature updates through the SmartDefense update service.</p>
<p>· Data Security - Provides data protection on laptops, PCs, and removable media via a strong and efficient blend of full-disk encryption, access control, port management and removable media encryption.</p>
<p>· Remote Access - Enables secure remote access to end users by encrypting and authenticating data transmitted during remote access sessions between the endpoint and corporate network.</p>
<p>“Customers are looking for single endpoint agent that provides the powerful security they need with the management convenience they desire. Check Point Endpoint Security is that solution,” concluded Shwed.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>Check Point Endpoint Security Secure Access Edition is available immediately and can be purchased through Check Point’s worldwide network of value-added resellers. Other editions will be added and available in Q2. For information on pricing and licensing, visit https://pricelist.checkpoint.com. To find a Check Point partner, visit www.checkpoint.com.</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. The company is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall, data security and VPN markets. Check Point’s PURE focus is on IT security with its extensive portfolio of network security, data security and security management solutions. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of security solutions to protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market leading data security solutions through the Pointsec product line, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and data 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 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>

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