Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 added to Computer History Museum
Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 was presented to the Computer History Museum during a recent visit to the museum by Check Point’s executives. Established in 1996, the Computer History Museum is a non-profit entity dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. It is home to one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world, a collection comprising over 3,500 artifacts, 3,000 films and videotapes, 5,000 photographs, 3,500 linear feet of cataloged documentation and gigabytes of software. The museum, located in Mountain View California, is also the home of WWII ENIGMA device, the Apollo Guidance Computer and Cray-1A.
John Toole, executive director and CEO, Computer History Museum said: “We are very pleased to have Check Point’s flagship product, VPN-1/FireWall-1 among our holdings. It is important that we gather materials on an ongoing basis to help ensure that significant developments are preserved for posterity.”
Gil Shwed, chairman and CEO, Check Point Software Technologies commented: “Check Point’s inclusion in the Computer History Museum is an honor. We are very proud to have played a part in the evolution of computing, and applaud the museum’s goal of technological preservation.”