Check Point Awarded “World Class Winner” in Network World Magazine VPN Review

Enterprise Remote Access VPN Review Highlights Check Point Next Generation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 4, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Network World magazine awarded Check Point Next Generation (NG) running on Nokia’s (NYSE: NOK) IP network security appliances a “World Class Winner” in its comparative review of enterprise class remote access VPNs featured in the October 28 issue. For the complete review, please visit:

The tests featured Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient(TM) and the Nokia IP30 Tele small office appliance connected to Check Point VPN-1®/FireWall-1® NG running on Nokia’s IP350 enterprise network appliance. This configuration was compared against nine other industry solutions. Products were tested on client deployment and manageability, flexibility, reporting, administration and multi-platform client support. The Check Point solution received a perfect score for client deployment and manageability, multi-platform client support and flexibility and suitability for enterprise use. Of particular note, Check Point outscored competitors Cisco, NetScreen and Symantec in the client deployment and manageability category — an indispensable attribute of enterprise class remote access VPNs.

The Network World review highlights Check Point superiority over competitors in a number of key areas including:

Security: Superior personal firewall security including granular access control at the desktop based on patented Stateful Inspection technology
Authentication: Flexible authentication support including “One-Click” certificates for strong, industry-standard user authentication out of the box
Management: “One-Click” setup and transparent updating for gateways, hardware clients and software clients In the review, Network World regarded Check Point as a “World Class Winner”, citing that the company has “clearly considered the issues of enterprise remote access and built products that are easy to use, deploy and update, but are not arbitrarily limiting in terms of policy, platform or features.”

This thorough, real-world testing highlights much of the innovation and value that is part of Check Point Next Generation solutions.

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 325 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 2,500 certified partners in 149 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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