SOURCE: Secure Passage

October 20, 2008 08:00 ET

Secure Passage Achieves OPSEC Certification From Check Point

Affirms Tight Integration of Secure Passage FireMon With Industry's Leading Security Framework to Provide In-Depth Analysis of Network Security and Network Devices

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Secure Passage today announced that its FireMon Security Operations Management product has once again achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. FireMon was first OPSEC certified in early 2001. Through OPSEC certification, Secure Passage's FireMon product continues to seamlessly integrate with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation™ software.

FireMon builds on Check Point's OPSEC™ industry leading framework to ensure that customers can leverage best-of-breed solutions to optimize resources and reduce the Total Cost of Ownership of network security and security devices. Based on a distributed architecture, FireMon can scale to support thousands of devices, with highly customizable options. The combination of FireMon and Check Point OPSEC enables organizations in demanding industries such as financial services and telecommunications to meet the challenge of rising security threats while ensuring best practices and compliance with industry and government mandates.

"As the leading provider of Security Operations Management solutions we are committed to providing our customers and partners with continued innovation that will give security personnel a real-time, continuous analysis of their operations to mitigate risk and improve operational effectiveness," said Jody Brazil, CTO at Secure Passage. "Our two firms share a long history: we built FireMon from the ground up working directly with Check Point and hundreds of customers around the world. FireMon's tight integration with Check Point products and the OPSEC certification enables any IT organization to automatically monitor, analyze and control security policy changes and enforce configuration policy compliance across enterprise networks and network devices."

"We are pleased to see that Secure Passage has achieved the OPSEC certification," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point. "Through the integration of the Secure Passage's FireMon and Check Point's VPN-1 technology, our joint customers will benefit from comprehensive Risk Management solutions."

The OPSEC certified integration of FireMon with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation™ software provides security professionals visibility into their networks and the ability to track changes and optimize security device operations for the Check Point firewalls, routers, switches, and even their underlying platforms. FireMon's integration enables an organization to easily monitor network device configurations from a single console for firewalls, routers and switches; control changes; analyze policies and device configurations to ensure device-level compliance; and optimize rules to maximize performance and improve system administration efficiency.

ABOUT SECURE PASSAGE

Based in Kansas City, MO, Secure Passage is the leading provider of Security Operations Management solutions. Introduced in 2001, their flagship product, FireMon, provides security professionals with visibility into their networks and the tools to control change. Secure Passage continues to build on the strategy that grew FireMon from a firewall analysis tool into the leading Security Operations Management solution: to develop tightly integrated, interoperable software with a flexible architecture that helps network security teams better manage their security environments. For more information, visit www.securepassage.com.

About Check Point's OPSEC®

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com.

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