Research Firm Recognizes Check Point as VPN Market Leader

Leader Position Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it has been recognized as a market leader by research and advisory firm, Gartner, Inc.

In the report titled “Enterprise VPN Products Magic Quadrant Update, 2nd Half, 2002.” Check Point was placed in the upper right quadrant – which signifies a leader position, based on ability to execute and completeness of vision. This is the second year that Check Point has been listed as a leader in the VPN Magic Quadrant.

In the report, Gartner notes: “Leadership in the remote-access VPN market requires that vendors provide a broad, competitive, compelling range of products that enable enterprises to build secure and flexible VPNs across all lines and layers of their business.

Check Point’s commitment to VPN innovation has resulted in numerous ground-breaking advances, including:

+ VPN-1 SecureClientâ„? for Pocket PCs, delivering secure remote access for Microsoft Windows-powered PDA and handheld PC devices
+ SecurePlatformâ„?, delivering One-Click VPN/security deployment in under 10 minutes on any PC or server utilizing an Intel processor

+ Support for SSL-based or “clientless” VPNs and L2TP, enabling flexible, secure remote access from anywhere
+ The S-box, Check Point’s integrated VPN/firewall solution running the Safe@ product family priced at $299

“Check Point is the only company to offer a Secure Virtual Network architecture for comprehensive security and VPN solutions. This, in combination with our ‘Check Point Everywhere’ initiative, enables customers to securely access their data all the time from anywhere around the world,” said Jerry Ungerman, president, Check Point Software Technologies. “Being recognized as a VPN leader by Gartner further underscores the importance and critical nature of anytime, anywhere secure remote access.”

About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September, 2002, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.’s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the “Leaders” quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise’s requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.

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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