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  • a_casablanca a_casablanca Oct 3, 2000 12:27 AM Flag

    CHKP + BRCM--news!!!

    nice to work with you!!
    2 leaders together
    (chkp has a 52% market share in vpn's) and I think brcm
    has a similar share in it's market.

    Check
    Point to Work With Broadcom on Products to Speed
    Security
    By Greg Chang

    Ramat-Gan, Israel, Oct. 3
    (Bloomberg) -- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the
    No. 1 maker of software for blocking hacker attacks,
    said it is working with chipmaker Broadcom Corp. to
    develop products to accelerate secure Internet
    transmissions.

    Security software sometimes bogs down
    Internet traffic by taxing computers which have to
    scramble and unscramble information to keep the data
    private. Check Point is working with Broadcom to develop
    chips that help computers perform security functions
    more rapidly. The chips will work with Check Point's
    ``virtual private network'' software which lets
    corporations exchange information with customers and employees
    across a secure Internet connection.

    Products
    from the alliance could allow Check Point to earn more
    income from its customer base of about 55,000
    corporations which have purchased virtual private network
    software. Broadcom is looking to boost sales of chips with
    security functions to complement its products for network
    switches and cable modems.

    ``Customers want to
    ensure that security is never a bottle neck,'' said
    Asheem Chanda, Check Point's vice president of business
    development.

    The first products from Check Point and
    Broadcom, to be available in November, will cost about
    $1,000. Financial details and sales forecasts weren't
    disclosed.

    Check Point is also working with Broadcom
    rival Intel Corp. on a similar alliance.


    Broadcom earlier this year bought closely-held
    security-chip designer BlueSteel Networks Inc.

    Check
    Point's rivals include Cisco Systems Inc.

 
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