Check Point and SofaWare Simplify Large-Scale Managed Security with Enhanced Security Management Portal (SMP)
New Capabilities Enable Simple and Efficient Deployment and Management of Check Point’s Safe@Office Appliance to Tens of Thousands of Customers
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – October 14, 2003 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, and SofaWare Technologies Ltd., a Check Point company, today announced enhancements to its Security Management Portal (SMP), making it even easier for service providers to deploy and manage security on a very large scale. Developed by SofaWare and delivered by Check Point, SMP is a robust and resilient management architecture that enables service providers to offer managed security services to tens of thousands of small business customers through Check Point Safe@Office VPN/security appliances, also announced today (see http://firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). Additionally, SMP can be used by enterprises to manage Check Point’s VPN-1® Edge appliances for remote office security and large-scale VPN deployments.
SMP enhancements include:
One-click VPN Deployment – Maximizes efficiency by enabling instant creation of site-to-site and remote access VPNs by adding gateways and users into pre-defined VPN Communities.
Advanced Management – Ensures simple, fast and error-free policy installation across all Safe@Office appliances using the pre-packaged firmware distribution service.
Dynamic DNS – Allows service providers to appeal to a larger customer base by enabling customers to use lower cost connectivity.
Real-Time Monitoring and Customized Reporting – Enables security administrators to view real-time status of thousands of Safe@Office appliances and automatically generate customized reports, which are emailed to the protected end users. SMP’s unique management capabilities also enable service providers to offer subscription-based services from leading Check Point OPSEC partners for email anti-virus and URL filtering, in addition to customized reports and VPN configuration — further increasing service provider business revenue streams. Additionally, SMP interoperates with the most popular service provider billing and operations systems for seamless customer provisioning – reducing time to market and eliminating complex integration.
“The majority of small businesses don’t have the time or resources to devote to ensuring their data and Internet connections are secure – making a transparent outsourced solution ideal,” said Carol Stone, vice president of marketing, Check Point Software Technologies. “With its innovative technology and enhancements, SMP makes it effortless for service providers to manage thousands of Safe@Office appliances while satisfying customer’s real-world security requirements through the delivery of additional value-added services.”
Pricing and Availability
Check Point SMP is available now and priced to enable Service Providers to deliver managed security service for as little as $10 USD per user. For more information, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/manage/smp.html. SMP supports a range of appliances integrating SofaWare technology including Check Point Safe@Office, Check Point VPN-1 Edge and the Nokia IP40.
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.
About SofaWare Technologies
SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point Company (Nasdaq: CHKP) makes secure Internet access simple and affordable for small businesses, consumers, and service providers seeking to deliver security services. Leveraging Check Point’s market-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1 technology, SofaWare embedded products allow commercial and residential broadband-users to experience the same advanced security protection enjoyed by 97% of the Fortune 100. Through SofaWare’s Security Management Portal (SMP), service providers and value-added resellers can deliver their customers comprehensive security services, such as hands-free security updates, email anti-virus, content filtering, dynamic DNS and remote monitoring for any device integrating SofaWare technology. SofaWare technology is embedded into a range of devices from leading vendors; including Check Point VPN-1 Edge and Check Point Safe@Office, the Nokia IP40, the NEC SecureBlade and Toshiba PCX5000. For more information, visit us at http://www.sofaware.com.
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