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Check Point to Add Security Controls for Over 50,000 Applications and Web 2.0 Widgets


Check Point completes the acquisition of FaceTime Communications’ application database

Redwood City, CA - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it will add security controls for over 50,000 Web 2.0 widgets and more than 4,500 Internet applications. The addition is a result of the acquisition of the industry’s most comprehensive application classification and signature database from FaceTime Communications.

New developments from Check Point combined with the acquired technologies will provide businesses unparalleled granular control over application usage and enable security administrators to prevent threats associated with the use of certain Internet applications. Check Point will offer this new level of security controls as a Software Blade that will be available for all gateways.

“I’m pleased to announce today’s acquisition. This will allow us to continue to elevate the level of Internet security and strengthen our market and technology leadership,” said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer at Check Point. “As the Internet and its use evolved, Check Point has ensured businesses remain securely connected. This granular application control will enable better use of Web 2.0 technologies safely and securely.”

“Acquiring FaceTime’s application database allows Check Point to create a solution, which enables enterprises to monitor, control and diffuse network traffic, including those from Web 2.0 applications,” said Charles Kolodgy, research director for Security Products at IDC. “This development reinforces Check Point’s leading-edge in the industry and takes the firewall beyond just providing security.”

“We are continuing to re-invent the Internet firewall,” continued Shwed. “Adding the world’s largest application classification database is a natural extension of our Software Blade architecture, demonstrating the power of our architecture and solution.”

Pricing & Availability
Pricing and availability for this new software blade will be announced soon in 2010.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.


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