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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

August 28, 2012 08:30 ET

Check Point IPS Recognized for Outstanding Security by NSS Labs

Check Point IPS Software Blade Achieved a High Score of 98.3 Percent in Overall Protection, Excelling in Server and Client Protection

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it has earned NSS Labs' "Recommended" rating in the latest intrusion prevention system (IPS) group test. The Check Point IPS Software Blade excelled in the industry's most comprehensive test to date, achieving a high score of 98.3 percent in overall protection with superior server and client protection and strong management capabilities.

"Resistance to known evasion techniques was perfect, achieving 100 percent across the board in all related tests. Not only were the fragmented and obfuscated attacks blocked successfully, but all of them were also decoded accurately," said Bob Walder, NSS Labs Director of Research. "Additionally, it is clear Check Point put a lot of thought into its central management system."

NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive and rigorous IPS third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies, and organizations of all sizes. NSS Labs' security effectiveness testing leverages the deep expertise of engineers utilizing multiple commercial, open source, and proprietary tools. The Check Point IPS Software Blade was tested against 1,486 live exploits, across a wide variety of traffic, payload sizes, and protocols.

Highlights of the NSS Labs IPS Group Test for the Check Point IPS Software Blade include:

  • Comprehensive Protection - Achieved an overall protection score of 98.3 percent against a broad set of live exploits and payloads.
  • Best-in-Class Server Protection - Blocked 97.4 percent of server attacks and achieved a top score.
  • Exceptional Client Protection - Earned a high score of 99 percent against client-based attacks.
  • Unbeatable Anti-Evasion Coverage - Correctly identified all evasion attempts without error and achieved a perfect score of 100 percent.
  • Powerful & Easy-to-Use Management System - Recognized for having a flexible and granular management system, allowing for a high degree of customization.

Based on the Software Blade Architecture™, the Check Point IPS Software Blade provides complete and integrated intrusion prevention capabilities at multi-gigabit speeds, with preemptive threat coverage against malicious and unwanted network traffic. Check Point IPS products are supported by Check Point's Update Services, which provide ongoing and real-time updates and configuration advisories for defenses and security policies. Customers benefit from Check Point protections that are developed and distributed by Security Research and Response Centers located around the globe.

"At Check Point, security is a top priority as the threat landscape changes every day," said Gabi Reish, Head of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies. "Our continued track record of security excellence, as exemplified by our "Recommended" rating in the NSS Labs Security Value Map two years in a row, is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest level of IPS protection for our customers."

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, 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 develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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