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CHECK POINT AND SOFAWARE UNVEIL UPGRADED SECURITY MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Security Management Portal (SMP) 6.0 enables Managed Security Service Providers to efficiently address the growing need for security outsource services from small businesses
LONDON, UK. – November 28, 2005 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, and SofaWare® Technologies Ltd., a Check Point company, today announced the release of version 6.0 of the Security Management Portal (SMP), a comprehensive network security management system designed specifically for service providers.
“We are seeing a growing demand from small businesses seeking outside expertise to help them with their network security issues,” said Zohar Kaufman, vice president of research and development at SofaWare Technologies Ltd. “The SMP is a unique solution in that it is the only management product to also include a fully integrated subscriber management system.”
SMP 6.0 empowers Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to develop packages for small businesses wishing to outsource their network security management needs. It provides a scalable method of managing, configuring and controlling anywhere from ten to tens of thousands of Safe@Office gateways, and is capable of delivering add-on subscription security services including software and antivirus updates, dynamic VPN, dynamic DNS, security reporting, Web filtering, antispam and vulnerability scanning.
“Combined with the new Safe@Office 500 series appliances also announced today, SMP 6.0 enables us to deliver industry leading, comprehensive and cost effective Internet security solutions to the Canadian Small and Medium Business market place” said Peter Cresswell, national practice manager, security at Bell Business Solutions. “The intuitive web-based interfaces allow us to significantly increase our efficiency and reduce training costs.”
Some of the new benefits of the new SMP 6.0 include:
o Vulnerability Scanning Service (VSS) – An integrated vulnerability scanner providing service providers with the ability to regularly scan subscriber networks for security vulnerabilities and firewall configuration errors. The vulnerability scanner is integrated with the SMP reporting module and allows automatic dispatching of graphic reports and alerts.
o Gateway Antivirus and Intrusion Prevention Management Service – Control over signature updates and scanning policy. Real-time alerts of viruses, worms, phishing and denial of services attacks. Based on the new Embedded NGX 6.0 gateway antivirus and Application Intelligence technologies.
o Secured Hotspots Management Service - Scalable, central management of large hotspot deployments, such as hotels or point of sales. Based on the new Embedded NGX 6.0 Secured Hotspots technology.
o SOAP/XML based API – Standard interfaces that allows seamless integration with billing systems, customer care applications, or self provisioning websites.
o Enhanced Graphical Monitoring and Reporting - Allows a service provider to be in full control of the status of all security gateways and servers
Pricing and Availability
SMP 6.0 is scheduled to be available in December. Pricing ranges from $10 to $200 per gateway depending on the deployment size. For more information on SMP 6.0 and the Safe@Office appliances visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/smp/ and http://www.checkpoint.com/smallbusiness.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm product line is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and
serviced by a network of more than 2,200 Check Point partners in 88 countries.
About SofaWare Technologies Ltd.
SofaWare Technologies Ltd. (www.sofaware.com), a Check Point company, makes secure Internet access simple and affordable for small businesses, consumers, and service providers seeking to deliver security services. Leveraging Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® technology, SofaWare embedded products allow commercial and residential broadband users to experience the same advanced security protection enjoyed by 97% of the Fortune 500. Through SofaWare's Security Management Portal (SMP™), service providers and value-added resellers can deliver to their customers comprehensive security services, such as hands-free security updates, antivirus, antispam, content filtering, dynamic DNS, and remote monitoring for any device integrating SofaWare technology. SofaWare's solutions cover a range of devices from leading vendors, including Check Point VPN-1® Edge™, Check Point Safe@Office®, Nokia IP40 and NEC SecureBlade.
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