SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

October 21, 2009 08:30 ET

Check Point Adds Windows 7 OS Support to Endpoint Security

Companies With Mixed Windows OS Environments Gain Immediate Protection From the Latest Threats Through a Comprehensive Endpoint Security Solution

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Windows 7 Microsoft operating system support for Check Point Endpoint Security™, the first and only single agent that combines all the critical components for total security on the endpoint. Businesses with a mixed environment of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 based desktops and laptops gain through Endpoint Security a single, common centrally managed solution.

Check Point Endpoint Security provides businesses comprehensive endpoint security with over 10 integrated security capabilities, and is the only solution to include unique, preemptive browser security through Check Point WebCheck, remote access virtual private network (VPN) client and Full Disk Encryption. Endpoint Security's single install and integrated patching and updating process benefits administrators by reducing deployment cost and complexity while increasing management efficiency. With a single agent, update, scan, and interface Endpoint Security simplifies the end-user experience by decreasing the number of security applications on the client and eliminating multiple logins, updates and patches.

"In less than four years businesses will have seen three different Microsoft operating systems," said Ben Khoushy, vice president of endpoint security at Check Point. "Rather than install a common platform, businesses will likely operate with a mixture of the three different operating system (OS) types. Check Point Endpoint Security offers customers one solution that addresses the unique threat concerns of each OS. Policy for all endpoints can be managed from a single console, greatly improving overall endpoint security as well as administrator effectiveness."

Additional features and benefits of Check Point Endpoint Security include:

  • Check Point WebCheck uses patented browser virtualization technology to protect enterprise endpoints from Web-based threats
  • Check Point OneCheck provides one easy login to Windows and all endpoint security functions for a secure and simple user experience
  • VPN enables secure remote access to corporate resources by encrypting and authenticating data transmitted during remote access sessions. New VPN Auto-connect capability maintains connectivity while roaming between LAN, WiFi and GPRS networks and automatically configures the VPN connection
  • Media Encryption and Port Control secures sensitive corporate data and protects from incoming malware by encrypting removable media such as USB storage devices, CDs and DVDs, and by controlling activity (read, write and execute) on ports and devices
  • Full Disk Encryption provides the highest level of data security for data stored on laptops and desktops through a combination of pre-boot authentication and strong encryption algorithms
  • Award-winning firewall blocks unwanted traffic, prevents malware from infecting endpoint systems and makes computers invisible to hackers
  • Program Control with Program Advisor ensures only legitimate and approved programs are allowed to run on the endpoint
  • Anti-malware detects and removes viruses, spyware, keystroke loggers, Trojans, rootkits and other malware based on a combination of signatures, behavior blockers, and heuristic analysis
  • Network Access Control (NAC) enforces a comprehensive NAC policy controlling access to corporate networks and ensuring that each endpoint is current with the latest antivirus, critical patches, service packs, and applications such as browsers and VPN agents
  • Central Management provides central configuration, policy administration, reporting, and analysis of endpoint security

For more information on Check Point Endpoint Security visit: www.checkpoint.com/products/endpoint_security/index.html.

"Check Point Endpoint Security provides businesses a simple and secure, comprehensive solution to protect against the different threats directed at the endpoint," concluded Khoushy.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), 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 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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