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Prague, Czech Republic, 2010/07/15 - Impressed by Check Point's innovative secure virtual workspace, Computerworld Magazine selects Abra as Product of the Year in Czech Republic (NASDAQ: CHKP).
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point Abra has won the prestigious "IT Product of 2010" award in the security solutions category from Computerworld magazine in Czech Republic. Recognized for its innovation in changing the way mobile users work, Check Point Abra instantly turns any PC into a corporate desktop by allowing users to securely access corporate files and applications anytime, anywhere.
"Businesses have seen a significant growth of their mobile workforce and are under more pressure to reduce costs, operate efficiently and secure their data on-the-go," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. "Abra is the new, simple and affordable solution to their increased mobility needs. We are proud to see that only a few months after its introduction on the market, the product is receiving a tremendous amount of recognition from both customers and industry experts."
Check Point Abra gathered remarkable interest from the Computerworld judging panel with its convenient "plug-and-play" USB form factor that provides remote users with instant and secure access to corporate e-mails, files and applications through integrated VPN connectivity. Hardware and software encryption protect the data stored and transiting on the device, while its virtualization technology isolates the Abra work session, ensuring sensitive data remains on the device and leaves no traces on the host PC. In addition, Abra's Program Control regulates the types of applications installed and accessed by users to protect the corporate network from malware associated with unauthorized applications.
Published by the IDG publishing house, Computerworld Czech Republic's annual "IT Product of the Year" awards highlight the most outstanding products across various categories. Special emphasis is put on the unique attributes and competitive advantages of each product, as well as on the benefits for the customer.
"Abra is like no other tool and truly changes the way mobile users and contractors work. It redefines three different markets, the Secure Virtualization, Secure Connectivity and Plug-and-Play encryption markets - all in one single, ultra-portable and simple device," 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.