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Check Point Offers Secure Broadband Access

In a move to tighten its grip as the Internet's leading securities provider, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Tuesday created a new company that will bring security to clients with broadband connectivity.

An extension of the company's protective strong arm, SofaWare Technologies will embed security solutions into customer premises equipment such as cable and digital subscriber line modems to offer clients easy security solution that does not require additional installation or configuration. SofaWare's first product, HomeSecure!, is a residential Internet security firewall based on Check Point Software's Stateful Inspection technology.

HomeSecure! will later support advanced capabilities such as virtual private network and bandwidth management. SofaWare also offers a central, scaleable management tool that enables service providers to offer a variety of security services to their customers.

"Today's broadband Internet access offers unparalleled speed and ease-of-use, but a quality, scaleable security solution is key for the widespread success of broadband technologies," said Gil Shwed, chairman and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP).

"By establishing SofaWare we leverage our proven Internet security technologies to make broadband connectivity easy and secure."