Check Point Unveils Next Generation User Interface

New Security Dashboard Dramatically Simplifies Managing Internet Security

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 28, 2001–Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced a ground-breaking user interface that meets the industry’s next generation Internet security requirements, including simplified security management for increasingly complex environments. Built upon Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture, the Next Generation User Interface revolutionizes the way security administrators define and manage enterprise security by further integrating management functions into a security dashboard and creating a visual picture of security operations. The Next Generation User Interface delivers unparalleled ease-of-use, improved security and true end-to-end security management.

“Check Point Software has changed the face of Internet security by creating an integrated security dashboard that makes security management visual,” said Gil Shwed, chief executive officer, chairman and founder of Check Point Software Technologies. “The Next Generation User Interface enables users to intuitively understand and manage complex Internet security configurations.”

Unparalleled Ease-of-Use

The Next Generation User Interface sets a new standard for ease-of-use and management simplicity. Critical elements of the security environment are viewed from the security dashboard, giving network administrators a “macro-view” of their security deployment and eliminating the need to hunt through multiple application windows. The security dashboard is fully customizable, allowing security administrators to view their entire security landscape or drill down to critical configuration details. New, powerful tools enable security managers to allow queries and perform network and security policy analysis for every object and rule in the security policy.

Improved Security

Also integrated into the Next Generation User Interface security dashboard is the Visual Policy Editor. This revolutionary policy management tool allows security managers to visualize and manage security policies using a detailed graphical map of their entire security deployment. The new tool improves security by illustrating the actual effect the security policy will have when it is enforced. The Visual Policy Editor also highlights precisely what traffic is permitted into a corporate network. Showing the impact of policy rules enables validation of the intent and integrity of a policy.

Integrated Management, Scalable Deployment

Check Point continues its leadership and innovation of integrated and open security management with the release of Next Generation User Interface. By seamlessly integrating the management of key security components (VPN, firewall, QoS) into one central management console, this new user interface enables scalable security for thousands of systems, applications and users, while minimizing complexity of enterprise Internet security deployment. The Next Generation User Interface has also integrated the following new key capabilities:

— SecureClient policy editor for creating and managing granular

client security polices

— Account Management Module for managing user information in

LDAP-enabled directories

— System status viewer shows vital health information of

third-party partner products through the Next Generation OPSEC

SDK

Companies are continually looking to ease the complexity of their security management. With the Next Generation User Interface, Check Point has changed the Internet security management paradigm by creating a visual representation of a company’s key security components, optimizing their security management effectiveness and delivering critical information and tools to ensure the highest levels of security are maintained.

Availability

Next Generation is a part of the next major product family release of Check Point’s integrated VPN-1(TM)/FireWall-1(R) solution, which is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2001.

About Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. The company’s Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the infrastructure that enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN secures business-to-business (B2B) communications between networks, systems, applications and users across the Internet, Intranets and extranets. Check Point’s Open Platform for Security (OPSEC) provides the framework for integration and interoperability with “best-of-breed” solutions from over 270 leading industry partners. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of over 1500 certified partners. For more information, please call us at 800/429-4391 or 650/628-2000 or visit us on the Web at http://www.checkpoint.com or at http://www.opsec.com.

Note to Editors: Check Point, the Check Point logo, FireWall-1, FireWall-1 SecureServer, FloodGate-1, INSPECT, IQ Engine, MetaInfo, Meta IP, Open Security Extension, OPSEC, Provider-1, SecureKnowledge, SiteManager, SVN, UAM, UserAuthority, VPN-1, VPN-1 Accelerator Card, VPN-1 Appliance, VPN-1 Certificate Manager, VPN-1 Gateway, VPN-1 SecureClient, VPN-1 SecuRemote, VPN-1 SecureServer and ConnectControl are trademarks or registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. or its affiliates. All other product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The products described in this document are protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,606,668 and 5,835,726 and may be protected by other U.S. Patents, foreign patents, or pending applications.




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