SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

January 11, 2011 08:30 ET

Check Point Sets a New Standard for IPS in Latest NSS Labs Group Test

Check Point IPS Software Blade Earns "NSS Recommended" Rating and Achieves a 97.3 Percent Score in Security Effectiveness

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point has completed testing by NSS Labs, excelling in the industry's most comprehensive third-party intrusion prevention (IPS) group testing to date -- achieving 97.3 percent security effectiveness and earning NSS Labs' Recommended rating. Check Point also achieved a rated throughput of 2.4 Gbps in real-world performance testing. With unprecedented results for an integrated IPS solution, NSS has placed Check Point as a leader in the IPS Security Value Map, adding the IPS Software Blade to the extensive portfolio of award-winning Check Point security solutions.

"As cybercriminals have become more aggressive over the past few years and attacks are increasing in volume and sophistication, this has been the most rigorous IPS test bed yet," said Rick Moy, president at NSS Labs. "Throughout the duration of our testing, Check Point's IPS Software Blade showcased excellent protection and ease of use. For multi-gigabit environments, the Check Point Power-1 11065 with the IPS Software Blade is a cost-effective way to protect against the next generation of Internet threats." 

NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive IPS third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. According to the report, "Check Point has done an excellent job integrating management of the hardware platform with security policy management. Activating the IPS Software Blade was painless and setting the policy was intuitive and efficient." NSS Labs tested the Check Point IPS Software Blade against 1,179 live exploits and across a wide variety of traffic, payload sizes and protocols. Additional highlights in the full report for Check Point IPS Software Blade include:

  • Comprehensive and proactive protection -- Achieving 97.3 percent tuned block rate against a variety of over 1,100 live exploits and targeted attacks
  • Exceptional performance -- Industry-leading throughput performance among integrated IPS solutions with 2.4 Gbps on the Check Point Power-1 appliance
  • 100% Anti-Evasion Coverage -- 100 percent out-of-the-box resistance to IPS evasion and obfuscation techniques
  • Lowest TCO -- Delivering the industry's best price for performance to customers at $13 per Mbps-protected

"As the IT threat landscape evolves, enterprises are faced with the challenge of protecting their information against a multitude of threats, while needing to simplify deployment and reduce costs," said Oded Gonda, vice president of network security products at Check Point Software Technologies. "The NSS Labs IPS test results validate our ability to deliver on the security effectiveness that customers truly want to accomplish with any Check Point appliance, server or virtual environment."

Based on the Software Blade Architecture™, the 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. For more information and access to the full Check Point report, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/intrusion-prevention-system/index.html.

"At Check Point, we are committed to providing the highest level of protection to customers with products that are simple to deploy and manage. We will continue to bring more security innovation to market and raise the bar in quality, performance and ease of deployment," concluded Gonda. 

About NSS Labs, Inc.
NSS Labs, Inc. is the leading independent, information security research and testing organization. Its expert analyses provide information technology professionals with the unbiased data they need to select and maintain complex security products for their organizations. Pioneering intrusion detection and prevention system testing with the publication of the first such test criteria in 1999, NSS Labs evaluates firewall, unified threat management, anti-malware, encryption, web application firewall, and other technologies on a regular basis. The firm's real-world test methodology is the only one to assess security products against live Internet threats. NSS Labs tests are considered the most aggressive in the industry. Founded in 1991, the company has offices in Carlsbad, California and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

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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