Check Point Outperforms Competition in Miercom Web Security Industry Assessment

Check Point SWG-12600 Secure Web Gateway Receives Miercom Performance Verified Certification

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SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2013) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the Check Point SWG-12600 Secure Web Gateway received a "Performance Verified" rating from Miercom, an independent product test center with test services including competitive product analyses and individual product evaluations. This certification recognizes exceptional results in this standardized functional test, where Check Point's SWG-12600, running Software Release R76, excelled in all elements of testing including web control such as URL classification and coverage, blocking URLs from undesirable and potentially malicious categories, and application control.

Check Point SWG-12600 Secure Web Gateway underwent rigorous hands-on evaluation at Miercom's (www.miercom.com) independent testing labs, alongside two competing products from Websense and Blue Coat1. Check Point SWG-12600's URL Filtering Software Blade classified 91.3% of the one million most popular websites in known categories, exceeding the Websense WSG software platform by 5.6% and Blue Coat Proxy SG300-5 appliance by 13.1%. Furthermore with its Application Control Software Blade, the SWG-12600 achieved an application blocking rate of 97.1%, using a sample size of 3,000 unique protocol/application combinations, outperforming its nearest competitor (Websense) by more than 30%.

Check Point's industry-leading centralized and policy management for Web security was also highlighted as a comprehensive and intuitive interface to create policies and rules to cover nearly all Web security deployments.

"Miercom is proud to award the Check Point SWG-12600 the Performance Verified Certification," said Robert Smithers, chief executive officer of Miercom. "Check Point has a long-standing record of unsurpassed security technologies; it is not a surprise that Check Point Security Web Gateway, SWG-12600, outperformed the other two competing products at the time of testing in URL Filtering for the specified categories."

Additional Check Point SWG-12600 performance results include:

  • URL Filtering - Adult: Detected and blocked 97.1% of known Adult URLs, outperforming other products by 15%+
  • URL Filtering - Gambling: Detected and blocked 93.4% of known Gambling URLs, outperforming other products by 32%+
  • URL Filtering for Hacking Tools and Phishing: Performed nearly three times better than nearest competitor in categorizing hacking tools

"The results from Miercom's Web Security Industry Assessment reinforce this commitment and serves as a testament to the first-rate strength and performance of the Check Point SWG-12600," said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies. "Check Point is committed to delivering best-of-breed security technologies, particularly Web Security solutions, to protect our customers worldwide."

The Check Point Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Appliance is an all-in-one solution that enables secure use of Web 2.0 with real time multi-layered protection against web-borne malware. The SWG appliance blocks access to malware infected websites and usage of high risk appliances. It also offers customers unmatched application coverage, advanced granular application control, and centralized intuitive management.

For the full test results, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/secure-web-gateway/search-b.html

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, 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 develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

About Miercom

Miercom is a global leader in independent product testing, and has hundreds of comprehensive testing and product comparison analysis published over the years. Miercom certifications are used by the leading technical industry and global business as an accurate, unbiased source of product assessments.

Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including Performance Verified, Certified Secure, Certified Green as well as other validation or conformance testing services. To access the latest Miercom industry analysis please visit www.miercom.com.

1 Websense and Blue Coat are registered Trademarks of these respective entities.

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