Check Point Software And Internet Security Systems Secure Networld+Interop and COMDEX Event Network

Check Point and ISS Provide Integrated Security Framework with Best-of-Breed Technology for Largest Short-Term Network

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, and Internet Security Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISSX), a leading global provider of information protection solutions, today announced that together they are securing the world’s largest short-term network, the InteropNet Event Network (eNet), at Networld+Interop in Atlanta, Georgia for the eighth consecutive time. NetWorld+Interop and COMDEX Atlanta 2002 takes place this week, September 9-13, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Check Point and ISS were selected as co-sponsors of the eNet based on their best-of-breed solutions and the ability to successfully support and interoperate with the demanding and disparate multi-vendor networking environment.

Check Point and ISS are securing all NetWorld+Interop and COMDEX exhibitors, conference rooms and meeting rooms. The eNet is a full-capacity network that has the sophisticated security capabilities of a large-scale, corporate network. Check Point is integrating its market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation solution with ISS’ RealSecure® solution to secure the eNet for over 30,000 attendees. In addition, Check Point NG has set new standards for VPN and firewall manageability, reliability, scalability and performance by incorporating “One-Click” technologies that greatly simplify VPN deployment and management. Both Check Point and ISS are providing security expertise on-site at the show, and moreover, ISS experts are remotely monitoring the security of the eNet around-the-clock utilizing its leading managed security services from the ISS X-Forceâ„? Global Threat Operations Center (GTOC) in Atlanta.

“We are happy to have Check Point and ISS secure the eNet at NetWorld+Interop and COMDEX Atlanta 2002 because they offer comprehensive security solutions that will ensure network integrity,” said Steve Wylie, director of network operations for Key3Media. “Their integrated solution met the eNet’s strict requirements for a high-availability network with enterprise class security.”

Check Point and ISS Solutions
Check Point’s world-class VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation software provides effective security for the eNet through its advanced virtual private networking and firewall capabilities, both of which are necessary components for a complete enterprise security solution. ISS’ award-winning RealSecure intrusion protection system provides the eNet with around-the-clock monitoring, vulnerability assessment, intrusion protection and response.

“We are pleased to work with ISS again to provide robust security and seamless interoperability for the eNet,” said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing for Check Point Software Technologies. “Check Point is protecting the eNet with our market-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1, enabling simple VPN/security deployment and management for complete end-to-end protection.”

Tim McCormick, vice president of marketing for Internet Security Systems said, “Through ISS’ co-sponsorship with Check Point Software, we are working together to create a solid security solution for the world’s largest short-term network. Because we provide both on-site and remote security management, NetWorld+Interop and COMDEX attendees can rest assured that their data will be monitored, managed and protected around-the-clock.”

Together, Check Point and ISS are deploying their combined security solutions to ensure an effective, secure network environment for NetWorld+Interop and COMDEX attendees.

About NetWorld+Interop NetWorld+Interop and COMDEX Atlanta 2002 is a Key3Media event. Key3Media Group, Inc., is the world’s leading producer of information technology tradeshows and conferences, serving more than 5,300 exhibiting companies and 1.3 million attendees through 60 events in 17 countries. Key3Media’s products range from the IT industry’s largest exhibitions such as COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop to highly focused events featuring renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. For more information about Key3Media, visit

About Internet Security Systems (ISS)
Founded in 1994, Internet Security Systems (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX) is a pioneer and world leader in software and services that protect critical information assets from an ever-changing spectrum of threats and misuse. As organizations increasingly move business operations online, the number and sophistication of threats to the networks, servers and desktops that empower these initiatives also continue to escalate. Internet Security Systems’ solutions dynamically detect, prevent and respond to these threats, making Internet Security Systems the trusted security provider for more than 10,000 corporate customers. These include 49 of the Fortune 50, the top 10 largest U.S. securities firms, 10 of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and major agencies and departments within U.S. local, state and federal governments. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Internet Security Systems has additional operations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems Web site at or call 888-901-7477.

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 or at

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