Check Point Unveils New Series of Small Business Security Appliances

Simple, Cost-Effective and Proven Security Starting at $299

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – October 14, 2003 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced a new series of Safe@Officeâ„? appliances that address the Internet security requirements of small businesses with three to 75 concurrent network users. Check Point Safe@Office appliances are easy-to-use, highly affordable, and deliver the same proven Internet security to small businesses as used by 97 of the Fortune 100.

“Security threats don’t discriminate when it comes to business size, and the small business sector is quickly realizing that they are every bit as vulnerable as the larger firms,” said Eric Ogren, senior analyst, the Yankee Group. “Small businesses require a proven, comprehensive security solution that is at the same time affordable and very easy to use. The new Check Point Safe@Office appliance provides such a solution, and additionally, offers optional services that can consolidate multiple security functions of virus protection, web filtering, and security updates.

Meeting the Small Business Security Challenge
Small businesses need to keep their networks safe without spending a lot of time, money or resources doing so – affordability, simplicity, reliability and proven security are all ‘must-haves’. Truly “plug and play”, Safe@Office appliances protect against hackers and other Internet threats straight out of the box with technology based on Check Point’s market-leading and patented Stateful Inspection firewall.

Integrating software enhancements and a new hardware platform, Check Point Safe@Office appliances provide:

Simple Installation and Use – Out of the box protection, with simple preset security rules, helps avoid common configuration errors.
Secure Remote Access – Virtual Private Networking (VPN) technology enables secure remote access for telecommuters, traveling employees and remote offices.
Increased Network Reliability – Supports a back-up ISP, ensuring non-stop connectivity should the primary ISP connection fail. For additional peace of mind, Safe@Office also supports use of a back-up Safe@Office appliance. Cost-Effective – Starting at $299, Safe@Office appliances enable multiple employees to share a broadband Internet connection via an integrated 4/5-port switch and also give the business the ability to upgrade users and features via license upgrades.
Optional Security Service – Automatic, transparent updates ensure seamless protection against new threats and fast spreading attacks.

Check Point Safe@Office is available in four configurations with a variety of features, functionality and performance, enabling small businesses to choose the solution that best fits their needs. Check Point Safe@Office may also be managed by a Service Provider if so desired. Safe@Office is based on Check Point’s market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® software and was developed by SofaWare Technologies, a Check Point company.

“Check Point Safe@Office was especially designed to meet the real-world security requirements of a busy small business customer — a single, trusted solution that is simple to use, affordable and unquestionably secure,” said Gil Shwed, Chairman and CEO, Check Point Software Technologies. “Whether managed stand-alone or by a service provider, our new Safe@Office appliances allow small businesses to leverage all the advantages of the Internet without concern for security.”

Pricing and Availability
Safe@Office is available now. Pricing starts at $299 US. For more information on Check Point Safe@Office, visit:

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 or at


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