Check Point Expands Revolutionary Security Management Architecture

Delivers New Features and the Industry’s Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 14, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it has expanded its revolutionary Security Management Architecture (SMARTâ„?) with new enhancements to further simplify the management of security environments and deliver the lowest total cost of ownership for network security deployments. These new capabilities enable efficient, simple security management and build upon SmartCenter and SmartCenter Pro, the most comprehensive security management solutions in the industry.

New Check Point SMART Security Management enhancements include:

– Sophisticated Policy Revision Control including policy rollback for efficient, secure policy development and advanced auditing capabilities
– Live Updates of software and licenses through integration with SmartUpdate and Check Point’s User Center web site for streamlined security software updates
– “One-Click” Software Upgrades of all security modules in the network for easy upgrades with reduced management time and complexity

These enhancements compliment Check Point’s existing SMART management suite. The suite allows security managers to easily and quickly deploy, update and manage Internet security infrastructures, while dramatically reducing total cost of ownership through the following solutions:

– SmartUpdate – delivers live software and license updates to hundreds of distributed security gateways from a central management console
– SmartMap – provides a revolutionary policy visualization tool, which graphically displays an organization’s security landscape
– SmartDashboard – enables security administrators to manage their entire network security deployment from an intuitive graphical interface
– SmartView Family – offers the latest and most comprehensive monitoring, analysis and reporting applications to empower security administrators with critical decision-making information

“To properly manage a dynamic security environment, security managers require tools to make it simple to deploy and maintain the highest levels of security,” said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing for Check Point Software. “Our new SMART, Security Management Architecture further demonstrates Check Point’s leadership in providing simple, efficient Internet security management features that contribute to an overall lower total cost of ownership.”

These new enhancements, included in Check Point’s SmartCenter and SmartCenter Pro management solutions will be available in Check Point VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation Feature Pack 3 in September 2002.

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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© 2002 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved. Check Point, the Check Point logo, FireWall-1, FireWall-1 SecureServer, FireWall-1 SmallOffice, FloodGate-1, INSPECT, IQ Engine, Meta IP, MultiGate, Open Security Extension, OPSEC, Provider-1, SecureKnowledge, SecureUpdate, SiteManager-1, SVN, UAM, User-to-Address Mapping, UserAuthority, Visual Policy Editor, VPN-1, VPN-1 Accelerator Card, VPN-1 Gateway, VPN-1 SecureClient, VPN-1 SecuRemote, VPN-1 SecureServer, VPN-1 SmallOffice, and ConnectControl are trademarks, service marks, 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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