Check Point Provides The Industry’s Most Secure Voice Over IP Communications
Delivers Comprehensive Robust Security, Integrated Management, Superior QoS and Multi-gigabit Performance
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., — June 11, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced comprehensive and integrated support for corporations seeking to securely deploy Voice over IP (VoIP) as a cost effective alternative to traditional telecommunications. Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network Architecture (SVNÃ¢â€ž?) provides the industry’s most comprehensive support, integrated management and highest performance for securing converged networks.
Traditionally, companies could not allow VoIP into their networks securely. With other products, allowing VoIP traffic means permitting third-party products to open holes in the security policy, which introduces the risk and potential for various types of network attacks. As customers begin to combine voice and data traffic into a single, converged network, they must ensure full security, manageability and performance including: authorization, authentication, confidentiality and integrity. Check Point’s patented Stateful Inspection technology recognizes and inspects complex VoIP protocols for any possible threats, enabling an optimized level of security and performance for the entire telephony session.
Check Point’s SVN architecture natively recognizes and prioritizes Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) VoIP traffic on virtual private networks to uniquely provide robust security, Quality of Service (QoS) and privacy for a truly secure end-to-end IP telephony solution. These benefits will enable corporations to securely deploy IP telecommunications with:
Comprehensive Security Support – Native and comprehensive support for all VoIP protocols including, SIP, H.323, RTP/RTCP, and compatibility with network address translation for secure communications
Enhanced Reliability – Integrated prioritization, high availability and queuing of latency-sensitive VoIP traffic over VPNs using Check Point’s FloodGate-1®
Ease of Management – Integrated enterprise-wide VoIP policy management with detailed logging and auditing through Check Point’s SMARTCenter
Multi-gigabit Performance – Faster throughput with Stateful Inspection when compared to competing proxy-oriented VoIP security solutions
“Our respective development teams have been collaborating closely to ensure that SIP and H.323 products will traverse the firewall securely,” said Jacob Bridger, vice president of marketing and business development, Technology Business Unit of RADVISION Ltd. (NASDAQ: RVSN). “We’re pleased to work with Check Point to solve what has been up until now an inhibitor in the enterprise VoIP market.”
Enhanced VoIP security is available immediately across the entire line of Check Point Next Generation solutions.
About Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets. The company’s Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the VPN and security infrastructure that uniquely enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN solutions, as delivered in the company’s Next Generation product family, secure business communications and resources for corporate networks, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Extending the power of SVN is Check Point’s Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry’s framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with “best-of-breed” solutions from over 300 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 2,500 certified partners in 203 countries. 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.
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