SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

September 08, 2010 08:30 ET

Check Point Awarded International Common Criteria EAL4 Certification for Media Encryption

Check Point's Award-Winning Endpoint Security Products Protect Customers With the Highest-Level of Encryption Standards

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point Endpoint Security™ Media Encryption has received Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+) certification from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). Media Encryption (4.95 HFA 01 build 238) adds to the extensive portfolio of certified Check Point Endpoint Security products available to those customers that require the highest-level of security certification.

Check Point Media Encryption enables businesses to secure sensitive corporate data and block incoming malware by encrypting removable media devices, such as USB drives, CDs and DVDs. The solution can be deployed independently or as part of Check Point Endpoint Security, the first and only single agent that combines all the critical components for total security on the endpoint.

Achieving EAL4+ certification for Media Encryption indicates it has passed a long and stringent evaluation process. The International Standard Organization initially adopted Common Criteria and uses EAL levels as global standards. EAL4 certification provides assurance to government agencies, and any organization protecting mission critical assets, that Check Point security solutions meet or exceed strict criteria.

"Data encryption has increasingly become a vital security requirement for many organizations, especially as the proliferation of removable media devices enables users to extract corporate data in an instant and can easily result in a security breach," said Ben Khoushy, vice president of endpoint products at Check Point Software Technologies. "Achieving EAL4+ certification reinforces Check Point's commitment to the quality of its product development, as well as providing the highest level of trust and protection to our customers."

In addition to Media Encryption that offers customers comprehensive port and removable media protection, Check Point also offers Full Disk Encryption for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based computers, and mobile phone encryption through Pointsec Mobile. Check Point encryption software blades are quick and simple to deploy, scale to any size organization, are proven in many industry and government deployments around the world, and support the broadest set of platforms. EAL4+ certification for Media Encryption is the latest of many industry standards Check Point products consistently meet. More information on third-party certifications received by Check Point can be found at: www.checkpoint.com/products/certifications/.

"Demonstrated by Check Point's ability to consistently achieve the highest industry certifications, customers have the confidence that their network and endpoints are protected by the industry's most advanced security solutions," concluded Khoushy.

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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