Check Point Introduces VPN-1 Edge Appliance Family for Securing Remote Sites and Deploying Large Scale VPNs

Centrally Managed Turnkey Solutions Starting at $399

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – October 7, 2003 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today unveiled VPN-1 Edgeâ„?, a new line of turnkey Check Point VPN/security appliances specifically tailored for easy, cost-effective deployment of security to remote site business locations. Centrally manageable and easily incorporated into existing infrastructures, VPN-1 Edge is ideal for a broad range of business scenarios with remote sites numbering from few to thousands — such as retail sites connecting to corporate resources, franchise locations, small remote offices, and business partner extranets.

VPN-1 Edge is supported by powerful SMARTâ„? centralized management and runs VPN-1 Embedded NG, based on Check Point’s VPN-1 NG software. VPN-1 Edge appliances complement Check Point VPN-1 Expressâ„? and Check Point VPN-1 Proâ„? by extending Check Point’s market-leading protection to the very edge of the network, ensuring seamless perimeter security. Additionally, VPN-1 Edge appliances eliminate the security concerns often associated with ‘always-on’ broadband, enabling remote sites to now take advantage of broadband speed and reliability.

“A large number of remote sites have limited local IT and security expertise and require a solution that is a homogenous extension to the organization’s central locations, balances ease of deployment and offers centralized management, enterprise-class security and VPN features — all at an attractive price point,” said Mark Bouchard, Senior Program Director, META Group Technology Research Services.

VPN-1 Edge is available in two series – the ‘S’ series, ideal for telecommuters and small remote offices and the ‘X’ series, ideal for sites requiring site-to-site VPN. The ‘X’ series also delivers additional capabilities such as high performance, high availability, support for multi-ISPs and automatic recovery. Highlights of VPN-1 Edge include:

Centralized Management – Support for SmartCenter Proâ„? and Provider-1â„? makes it easy to deploy large-scale VPNs in minutes with unique capabilities such as One-Click VPN communities and automatic updates.
Proven Internet Security – Extends Check Point’s market-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1 and patented Stateful Inspection technology to the smallest remote site locations.
Affordable – Starting price of $399 makes large-scale deployments highly affordable. 4/5 port switch for sharing broadband maximizes efficiency.
Always-on Protection – High availability, automatic recovery and multi-ISP support ensures seamless, non-stop security. “VPN-1 Edge delivers the world’s best security at the right price in an attractive package,” said Gil Shwed, chairman and CEO, Check Point Software Technologies. “For the first time, remote site customers don’t have to compromise between connectivity and security.”

Pricing and Availability
VPN-1 Edge is available immediately with a price range from $399 to $1,999 US. For more information, please visit www.checkpoint.com/products/connect/vpn-1_edge.html.

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. Through its Next Generation product line, the company delivers a broad range of Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry’s framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with “best-of-breed” solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 1,900 Check Point partners in 86 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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