Check Point Connectra Delivers the Most Comprehensive SSL VPN With New Security, Application, and Performance Features

By | March 6, 2006

Check Point(R) Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point Connectra(TM), the company´s complete Web security gateway with integrated endpoint security and intrusion prevention, now offers new security, application, and performance features that exceed customer demands for an SSL VPN solution. With the enhancements, enterprise customers across all vertical markets benefit from the most secure, comprehensive SSL VPN solution on the market that integrates with Check Point´s unified security architecture.

New features included with Connectra are as follows: Deeper Security Protection — With new on-demand secure workspace, Connectra enables the strongest confidentiality protection when sharing information with third party PCs; Broader Application Support — Adds clientless on-demand support for remote desktop, terminal emulation and other new applications through browser applets; Stronger Performance — Delivers stateful load balancing and failover through Check Point´s integrated ClusterXL(TM), the same cluster technology relied upon by thousands of Check Point VPN-1(R) customers.

With the increased requirement to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business communications, Connectra delivers a comprehensive solution that enables businesses to deploy SSL VPNs with the security and scalability that they need to maximize overall efficiency.

Third Party Recognition

According to a recent market research study conducted by Gartner, a leading provider of research and analysis about the global information technology industry, Check Point ranked third in the market in terms of revenue generated by Specialized SSL VPN Appliances Worldwide in 1H05. The report titled, “Market Share: Enterprise Network Security Equipment, Worldwide, 1H05”, predicts that the SSL VPN market will continue to demonstrate a strong growth pattern.

In addition, the latest version of Check Point Connectra also achieved an eight out of ten in a recent product review test conducted by CRN Magazine. CRN reported, “The feature set of Connectra NGX clearly demonstrates that Check Point has taken into account all the needs of an organization supporting remote users.”

“We are improving the way organizations conduct business by empowering employees to access network resources securely anywhere and anytime through SSL VPNs,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, chief marketing officer for Check Point Software Technologies. “When considering an SSL VPN solution, customers must purchase a solution that offers deep application support, security and high performance, and Connectra delivers the best functionality in the industry.”

Pricing and Availability

The latest Connectra release is available both as software and as an appliance, and pricing starts at $8,000.

Connectra is a part of Check Point´s NGX platform. The NGX platform delivers a unified security architecture that enables enterprises to reduce the cost and complexity of security management and ensure that their defenses can easily adapt to new and evolving threats. For more information on Connectra, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/products/connectra/index.html.

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