Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com™ named Check Point the 2010 Readers' Choice Award gold medal winner for Best Intrusion Prevention (IPS) solution and Best Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions -- for the UTM-1 and Safe@Office appliances. For the fifth consecutive year, the Readers' Choice Awards recognize Check Point's technological innovation and dedication to delivering security solutions that address real customer needs.
Selected by the readers and editors of Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com, Check Point was also recognized for its leadership in Network Access Control (NAC) and Secure Remote Access, with Check Point Endpoint Security and Connectra winning silver and bronze in their respective categories. Check Point won more awards than any other security vendor in a survey of over 1,500 information security executives and managers. These awards validate Check Point's success in protecting businesses against new and evolving security threats - from the gateway to the endpoint.
Check Point's intrusion prevention (IPS) solutions detect and block attempts to exploit existing vulnerabilities and protect servers and critical data against worms, malware and emerging Internet threats. Check Point IPS received "high marks from the voters in all categories, but its intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, as well as its threat response time and easy installation received particularly favorable reviews, ultimately garnering it the gold medal," according to SearchSecurity.com. Check Point IPS solutions deliver real-time updates, security advisories and are offered to customers of all sizes as a dedicated IPS-1 appliance or as an IPS Software Blade available on an existing gateway for immediate threat protection.
Check Point's UTM-1 and Safe@Office appliances offer businesses a simple, all-in-one security solution that provides the highest level of protection and integrates Check Point's patented Stateful Inspection firewall, IPS, anti-spam, VoIP security, instant messaging (IM) security, Web filtering, and anti-virus technologies - all with central management from a single dashboard. "Readers gave the products high scores across the board, but particularly liked their breadth of security features and depth of security provided by individual functions," according to SearchSecurity.com. Check Point appliances deliver signature-strong network security that has been recognized in the industry throughout the years, helping customers - including 100 percent of the Fortune 100 - consolidate security functions and simplify security deployments. For more information and a full list of UTM protections, visit checkpoint.com/.
"These awards clearly validate our products' strength, performance and Check Point's pure focus on security. Every vote and each award is a clear testament to our continued commitment to security innovation," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point. "Based on our Software Blade Architecture, Check Point's solutions protect customers immediately upon deployment and provide businesses with the flexibility to scale as they grow or expand their security to protect against future threats."
The Information Security TM magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2010 Readers' Choice Awards reflect extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between TechTarget® editors, security technology experts and the TechTarget User Advisory board -- which is comprised of chief security officers from major US corporations -- to define the appropriate categories and criteria to encompass the most critical security technologies and functionality. TechTarget then asks more than 1,500 information security executives and managers to assess and rate products they deploy within their organization. Based on their cumulative responses, the judging panel selects Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners within the categories.
"Check Point continues to remain focused on delivering a comprehensive portfolio of security products from the network to the endpoint. We accept this award on behalf of our valued customers and partners around the world," concluded Sultan.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (checkpoint.com), the 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 with 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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