Check Point Software Unveils New SmartLSM

First Solution to Enable Simple VPN/Security Deployment and Management for Up to One Thousand Franchise Locations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today introduced SmartLSM (Large Scale Manager), the industry’s first solution that enables enterprises to easily scale, deploy and manage VPN’s and security for up to one thousand franchise locations. SmartLSM extends Check Point’s industry-leading SMART Management architecture, enabling simple, scalable management for very large distributed networks and dramatically reducing total cost of ownership.

Check Point’s SmartLSM uses a unique profile-based approach, enabling a single security policy to be defined and associated with thousands of distributed VPN and firewall gateways. When the VPN/security policy needs updating, the security manager simply adjusts the profile and each dynamically addressed IP (DAIP) gateway automatically “fetches” the updated policy from the management server. This revolutionary approach to securing very large distributed networks eliminates the need to interact with hundreds of gateways one at a time, resulting in a dramatic increase in efficiency and cost savings. Additionally, configuring one profile versus a thousand gateways individually greatly reduces the chance for human error and ensures consistent end-to-end security.

“Large enterprises are challenged with maintaining a consistent high-level of security across hundreds of remote sites, which is time consuming and very labor intensive” said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing, Check Point Software Technologies. “Check Point’s SmartLSM introduces a whole new way to manage security for large distributed networks, making what was previously complex and cumbersome, simple, scalable and efficient.”

Smart LSM enables enterprises to drastically reduce their overall total cost of ownership with the following:

Quick and easy template-based “profiles”
Leverages existing SMART Management infrastructure
Automated policy fetch architecture
Availability

SmartLSM is available as a part of Check Point SmartCenter® Pro, Check Point’s enterprise-class management solution that also includes SmartMap, SmartUpdate, Account Management Module and full redundancy for policy management. For more information, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/products/manage/lsm.html.

With SmartLSM, Check Point continues to deliver VPN/security management innovations, resulting in the industry’s easiest and most efficient large-scale security protection and unparalleled ease of deployment and management.

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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