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High Score For Check Point In NSS Labs Testing

Check Point : 12 January, 2011  (New Product)
High levels of security effectiveness in real world security performance testing from NSS Labs revealed for the IPS Software Blade from Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point has completed testing by NSS Labs, excelling in the industry’s most comprehensive third-party intrusion prevention (IPS) group testing to date—achieving 97.3 percent security effectiveness and earning NSS Labs’ Recommended rating. Check Point also achieved a rated throughput of 2.4 Gbps in real-world performance testing. With unprecedented results for an integrated IPS solution, NSS has placed Check Point as a leader in the IPS Security Value Map, adding the IPS Software Blade to the extensive portfolio of award-winning Check Point security solutions.


“As cybercriminals have become more aggressive over the past few years and attacks are increasing in volume and sophistication, this has been the most rigorous IPS test bed yet,” said Rick Moy, president at NSS Labs. “Throughout the duration of our testing, Check Point’s IPS Software Blade showcased excellent protection and ease of use. For multi-gigabit environments, the Check Point Power-1 11065 with the IPS Software Blade is a cost-effective way to protect against the next generation of Internet threats.” 


NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive IPS third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. According to the report, “Check Point has done an excellent job integrating management of the hardware platform with security policy management. Activating the IPS Software Blade was painless and setting the policy was intuitive and efficient.” NSS Labs tested the Check Point IPS Software Blade against 1,179 live exploits and across a wide variety of traffic, payload sizes and protocols. Additional highlights in the full report for Check Point IPS Software Blade include:

* Comprehensive and proactive protection – Achieving 97.3 percent tuned block rate against a variety of over 1,100 live exploits and targeted attacks

* Exceptional performance – Industry-leading throughput performance among integrated IPS solutions with 2.4 Gbps on the Check Point Power-1 appliance

* 100% Anti-Evasion Coverage – 100 percent out-of-the-box resistance to IPS evasion and obfuscation techniques

* Lowest TCO – Delivering the industry’s best price for performance to customers at $13 per Mbps-protected

“As the IT threat landscape evolves, enterprises are faced with the challenge of protecting their information against a multitude of threats, while needing to simplify deployment and reduce costs,” said Oded Gonda, vice president of network security products at Check Point Software Technologies. “The NSS Labs IPS test results validate our ability to deliver on the security effectiveness that customers truly want to accomplish with any Check Point appliance, server or virtual environment.”


Based on the Software Blade Architecture, the IPS Software Blade provides complete and integrated intrusion prevention capabilities at multi-gigabit speeds, with preemptive threat coverage against malicious and unwanted network traffic. Check Point IPS products are supported by Check Point's Update Services, which provide ongoing and real-time updates and configuration advisories for defenses and security policies. Customers benefit from Check Point protections that are developed and distributed by Security Research and Response Centres located around the globe.


“At Check Point, we are committed to providing the highest level of protection to customers with products that are simple to deploy and manage. We will continue to bring more security innovation to market and raise the bar in quality, performance and ease of deployment,” concluded Gonda. 
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