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[February 27, 2013]

Check Point Next Generation Firewall Achieves Highest Score in Security Effectiveness and Management in Latest NSS Labs Test

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- RSA CONFERENCE 2013 -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it achieved the top score in security effectiveness and management in the latest NSS Labs' Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) group test. Check Point also excelled in NSS Labs' latest round of Network Firewall and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) tests -- earning a total of three "Recommend" ratings. As one of the highest scoring vendors across all three tests, Check Point's outstanding results underscore the company's long-standing track record of security leadership.


NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. NSS Labs' security effectiveness testing leverages the deep expertise of engineers utilizing multiple commercial, open source, and proprietary tools.

"The latest vendor group tests are the industry's most comprehensive security product tests to date, and Check Point performed extremely well," said Bob Walder, Chief Research Officer at NSS Labs. "Check Point has excellent security and management, and the company has consistently received 'Recommend' ratings from NSS Labs." Key findings from NSS Labs' 2013 NGFW, Firewall and IPS reports, include: Check Point NGFW - NSS Labs "Recommend" Highest Overall Score in Security Effectiveness and Management 100% Firewall Security 100% Application Control and Identity Awareness 100% Stability and Reliability A Leader in the NGFW Security Value Map™ (SVM) Third Consecutive "Recommend" RatingCheck Point Network Firewall - NSS Labs "Recommend" 100% Security Effectiveness 100% Firewall Security 100% Stability & Reliability 100% Management Compliance A Leader in Network Firewall SVM Second Consecutive "Recommend" Rating Check Point IPS - NSS Labs "Recommend" 99% Overall Protection 100% Resistance to Evasion Excellent Stability and Reliability Powerful & Easy-to-Use Management System "Since our inception, Check Point has been committed to delivering innovative, industry leading security solutions," said Gabi Reish, Head of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies. "Our triple 'recommend' ratings from the latest round of NSS Labs security product tests is a testament to the strength of our technology and leadership in the industry." Check Point has been recognized with seven "Recommend" ratings from NSS Labs for its firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and next generation firewalls since 2010.

Check Point security appliances deliver powerful turnkey systems for deploying and managing Check Point's award winning Software Blades to address virtually any security need for businesses of all sizes. All Check Point appliances are built around the unified Software Blade Architecture, enabling organizations to protect against rapidly evolving threats and perform all aspects of security management via a single, unified console. Strong and proven, the Check Point security appliances provide reliable services for thousands of businesses worldwide.

To learn more about Check Point security appliances, visit booth #1925 at the RSA Conference the week of February 25, 2013 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

For more information and highlights from the Check Point report, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/nss-fw-ngfw-ips-tests/ Follow Check Point via:Twitter: www.twitter.com/checkpointsw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/checkpointsoftware YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CPGlobal About NSS Labs, Inc.NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading information security research and advisory company. We deliver a unique mix of test-based research and expert analysis to provide our clients with the information they need to make good security decisions. CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on NSS Labs' insight, every day. Founded in 1991, the company is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

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.

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