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[May 25, 2012]

Check Point R75.40 and GAiA Unified Operating System Achieves Industry Certification from the IPv6 Forum

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 25 May 2012 Release date- 24052012 - Redwood City, CA - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point's latest software release R75.40 and unified operating system (OS), Check Point GAiA, tested at the UNH Interoperability Laboratory, has received the IPv6 Ready Logo from the IPv6 Forum, a world-wide consortium with a key focus on providing technical guidance to organizations for the secure deployment of IPv6.

Check Point R75.40 adds to the extensive portfolio of certified Check Point products available to those customers that require the highest-level of security certification.

Organizations today use the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) for their network address and connectivity needs. However, as the pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses is close to being exhausted, it has become essential for many enterprises and global service providers to make the transition to IPv6 and deploy network security solutions that can deliver protection for both IPv6 and IPv4 content.

By achieving Phase Two (Gold) Logo, the IPv6 Forum indicates Check Point R75.40 and GAiA includes all of the mandatory IPv6 core protocols and can interoperate with other IPv6 and IPv4 implementations. In addition, the IPv6 Ready certification demonstrates Check Point R75.40 and GAiA satisfy all of the technical requirements stated by the IPv6 Logo Committee.

'As networks around the world transition to IPv6, companies need to gain a clear understanding of the security challenges that go along with the migration from IPv4,' said Robert Hinden, Check Point fellow and co-inventor of IPv6. 'The IPv6 Ready Logo validates Check Point's commitment to helping customers bridge the gap-not only ensuring our solutions meet stringent industry certifications, but also enabling customers to protect against threats that are unique to IPv6 and adopt best practices necessary for a secure deployment.' Check Point R75.40, GAiA and new security appliances are designed to allow easy interoperability with this new version of the Internet Protocol, helping customers make a seamless and secure transition to IPv6. For more information about Check Point third-party certifications and IPv6-supported solutions, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/certifications/ and http://www.checkpoint.com/products/ipv6/index.html.

About the IPv6 Forum The IPv6 Forum (http://www.ipv6forum.com) IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is available now and is ready to be used. The IPv6 Ready Logo Committee mission is to define the test specifications for IPv6 conformance and interoperability testing, to provide access to self-test tools and to deliver the IPv6 Ready Logo. The Key objectives and benefits of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program are to verify protocol implementation and validate interoperability of IPv6 products; provide access to free self-testing tools; and provide IPv6 Ready Logo testing laboratories across the globe dedicated to provide testing assistance or services. For more information, visit http://www.ipv6ready.org/?page=home.

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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