SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

April 13, 2010 08:00 ET

Check Point Unified Event Management Software Blade Turns Security Information Into Action

SmartEvent Is the First and Only Event Analysis Solution to Deliver Actionable Threat Management

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the SmartEvent Software Blade, a new unified security management solution for real-time event visibility across multiple security systems including Firewall, Intrusion Prevention (IPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and endpoints. SmartEvent filters the mass of daily threat logs and events, highlights critical events as they occur and gives security administrators the ability to stop attacks straight from the management interface.

"Security administrators can only act as quickly and effectively as they can assess relevant data," said Oded Gonda, vice president of network security at Check Point. "With SmartEvent, administrators can view security incidents from a high-level business view to forensic details in just three clicks of a mouse for fast-acting threat response."

SmartEvent correlates events from the different security solutions (Firewall, IPS, DLP, endpoint, Antivirus, etc.), presenting them in a consolidated view that highlights critical security incidents. Events are consolidated and displayed in a clear and concise format -- based on severity and frequency using visual timelines, also known as "the doughnut timeline view." In addition, the SmartEvent interface allows administrators to add protections on-the-fly to remediate attacks quickly, such as implementing policy changes or blocking traffic from certain sources.

"As a municipal utility provider of electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater, we have federally mandated compliance requirements we must follow," said Tom Fowler, information security specialist at Colorado Springs Utilities. "Check Point SmartEvent provides new levels of visibility we never had before. It has enabled us to get to the root of security issues, remediate threats fasters and meet our compliance requirements with ease."

Through Check Point's Software Blade architecture, customers can easily deploy the SmartEvent Software Blade into their existing security management, dramatically reducing deployment time and costs. In addition, SmartEvent is also available on dedicated Smart-1 SmartEvent appliances, turnkey, all-in-one management solutions designed to provide comprehensive security event analysis for mid-size and large enterprise security networks.

Features and benefits of Check Point SmartEvent Software Blade include:

  • Real-time event information and trends using timelines, charts or maps give businesses a holistic view of security events
  • One unified event interface monitors security events for Check Point software blades and third party systems, delivering improved administration efficiency and compliance reporting
  • Actionable threat management that allows businesses to stop attacks right from the management screen for immediate threat response
  • Advanced geo-protection that allows businesses to block malicious traffic from rogue nations
  • Built-in ticketing assigns incidents to security staff, streamlining event investigation

More information about the SmartEvent Software Blade and appliances can be found at: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/softwareblades/smartevent.html.

"As security threats continue to increase in sophistication and frequency, SmartEvent provides customers with greater visibility and superior threat control of the risks in their IT security environments," concluded Gonda.

Availability
Check Point SmartEvent is available immediately and can be purchased through the Check Point worldwide network of value-added resellers. To find a Check Point partner, visit http://partners.us.checkpoint.com/partnerlocator/.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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