New Certifications Reinforce Check Point Security Leadership

Check Point Next Generation receives Common Criteria, FIPS 140-1 and ITSEC Certifications, Exceeding Multi-National Government Security Requirements

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 2, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation has passed rigorous tests to achieve three important U.S. and international certifications and conforms to the highest security standards mandated by government and commercial organizations worldwide. Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation (NG) has most recently achieved the following certifications: Common Criteria, Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1 and IT Security Evaluation Criteria.

Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG is the industry-leading integrated security solution, providing the most comprehensive set of products and technologies for remote access, intranet, and extranet VPNs. VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG incorporates advanced virtual private networking and firewall capabilities as core components of an overall enterprise security platform.

Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG has achieved FIPS 140-1 level 2 and Common Criteria EAL4 certifications, ensuring compliance with the following U.S. government mandated standards of security:

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CCITSE) is a set of evaluation criteria agreed to by the United States’ National Security Agency/National Institute of Standards and Technologies and equivalent bodies in 13 other countries. This certification demonstrates Check Point’s commitment to protecting the US Federal Government’s critical information.

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1 level 2 certification, administered by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the Government of Canada, specifies security requirements designed to protect against potential threats such as hacking and other cyber crimes. To receive accreditation conforming to European standards, Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 NG has achieved the following certification:

IT Security Evaluation Criteria (ITSEC E3), awarded by the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG) of the United Kingdom. Meeting this internationally recognized standard demonstrates Check Point’s commitment to protecting information assets for government and industry across Europe.

“Customers in the government and private sector demand consistently high levels of security,” said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing for Check Point Software Technologies. “These certifications are another testament to Check Point’s product leadership and our commitment to delivering the highest-quality security technology.”

For a comprehensive list of Check Point certifications and additional details, please see the following:

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 or at

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