Check Point Software’s SmartDefense Named ‘Hot Pick’ by Information Security Magazine

Monthly ‘Hot Pick’ Column Spotlights Standout Security Products

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 3, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that its Active Defense solution, SmartDefense, was named a security “Hot Pick” by Information Security magazine. Information Security magazine ‘Hot Pick’ solutions are chosen for their innovative approach to persistent or emerging security problems, significant technical or functional advancements over competitive solutions and for being realistic and practical solutions that can be implemented in enterprise IT environments. For the complete article, please see the June issue of Information Security or read it online at: http://www.infosecuritymag.com/2002/jun/hotpick.shtml

Introduced in April 2002 and creating a new category of Active Defense products, Check Point’s SmartDefense actively protects organizations from known and unknown network attacks by using intelligent security technology. It blocks attacks by type and class using Check Point’s patented Stateful Inspection technology and provides a single, centralized console to deliver real-time information on attacks as well as attack detection, blocking, logging, auditing and alerting.

“We are very pleased that Information Security magazine has recognized SmartDefense as an innovative, real-world security solution,” said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing for Check Point Software Technologies. “With SmartDefense, Check Point is continuing to raise the bar on security technology by offering unique protection and defense against increasingly sophisticated Internet threats.”

Additional information on SmartDefense can be found at: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/protect/smartdefense.html

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 2,000 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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