SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

March 16, 2011 08:30 ET

Bank Leumi Protects Customer Data With Check Point DLP

Check Point Data Loss Prevention Solution Upholds Customer Confidence and Corporate Reputation

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Bank Leumi Switzerland, the international private banking center for the Leumi Group, has deployed Check Point's Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution -- to secure sensitive data and address critical compliance requirements, while simplifying IT management. With a growing network of over 4,500 clients in over 80 countries, the bank requires a strong DLP solution that ensures it meets and exceeds government regulatory compliance standards and safeguards confidential customer information, such as bank account numbers, credit card data and Social Security numbers.

"A recent data leak at one of our competitors cost them several million dollars in lost business and raised concerns about the security of customer information within the banking industry," said Daniel Brunner, head of information security, CISO at Bank Leumi Switzerland. "With Check Point DLP, we added an additional layer of protection to our communications policies, helping to ensure our customers' information remains secure. We were able to deploy, monitor, and identify questionable communications within minutes."

The bank implemented the Check Point DLP Solution to proactively prevent data loss and educate employees on the bank's communications practices and policies. In addition, it required a solution that would easily integrate with their existing security requirements. By leveraging pre-defined policies that comply with government financial regulations, the Check Point DLP solution was easily installed and integrated into the bank's network within one day. The Check Point DLP solution not only enables IT administrators to prohibit sensitive information from being sent, it also alerts and educates users when data is at risk -- significantly reducing the number of potential incidents.

"Human interaction can be the weakest link in any security strategy," added Brunner. "The Check Point DLP solution provides us with an additional line of defense that safeguards our most valuable information, customer data, in the event of human error."

"Our comprehensive DLP approach enables our customers to actively prevent unintentional data loss with an effective solution that combines advanced content detection with user awareness technologies," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. "Our solution goes above and beyond just policies and enforcement, it actually involves and educates the user on best practice policies, helping businesses minimize the complexities associated with governance, risk and compliance requirements."

Check Point offers several different options for deploying the DLP solution depending on customer requirements. Customers can choose from the Check Point DLP-1 appliance or the Check Point DLP Software Blade that can be deployed on all Check Point security gateways. More information on Check Point DLP can be found at: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/dlp/index.html.

"We looked at other DLP solutions, but ultimately decided on Check Point because of its ease of deployment, feature set, and intuitive management interface. It's an essential component of our security puzzle," concluded Brunner.

The Check Point DLP solution 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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