Check Point Software Expands Endpoint Security with VPN and Firewall for Mac Users
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2004 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the availability of Check Point VPN-1® SecureClient for the Mac OS X platform. This world-class, integrated, endpoint security solution is the industry’s first, easy-to-deploy VPN client to incorporate a centrally managed personal firewall for Mac OS X users.
With VPN-1 SecureClient, Mac OS X system administrators can now easily manage security for both their remote Mac OS X and remote Windows users. Featuring centralized management and personal firewall capabilities, VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS X ensures that mobile Mac users will not compromise network security or open up a back door into the corporate network. In addition, VPN-1 SecureClient is extremely easy to implement across a large, distributed workforce.
“The availability of VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS X users marks an important milestone in Check Point’s Total Access Protection initiative to address the security needs of computer users everywhere,” said Gonen Fink, vice president of solutions and strategy for Check Point Software Technologies. “With VPN-1 SecureClient, Mac OS X users can communicate and conduct business operations effectively from home or on the road without the worry that their computers are being corrupted or their networks compromised.”
Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS X incorporates the benefits of Check Point’s leading VPN and endpoint security in a single product. This single client solution allows security administrators to enforce desktop security policies on the network and push out a centrally-managed policy to remote users, enabling consistent endpoint security throughout an organization. This functionality is critical in protecting networks from an unauthorized user gaining access to the network through a mobile user’s machine and network connection.
“We are excited about Check Point Software’s release of VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS X,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “The technology complements the existing security that is built in to Mac OS X to deliver an easy to use and secure firewall and VPN solution for heterogeneous enterprise environments.”
Availability and System Information
Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient for Mac OS X currently runs on Mac OS X 10.3 and is available immediately. For more information, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/.
About Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) 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 intelligent Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company’s Zone Labs (www.zonelabs.com) division is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. 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 more than 2,300 Check Point partners in 92 countries.