Check Point, IBM Expand Enterprise Deal

Net security firm Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd.
Thursday expanded its relationship with IBM Corp. to support IBM’s new RS/6000
enterprise servers: models M80, H80 and F80.

The new IBM family of servers adds to the range of
scalable IBM platforms for Check Point’s security
solutions. IBM’s new M80 UNIX midrange server with copper chips has set
world records for 8-way performance on Java benchmarks, outperforming
comparable midrange servers from Sun
Microsystems Inc.
and others.

In addition to supporting the full range of IBM enterprise servers, Check
Point Software and IBM are working together through Check Point’s OPSEC
(Open Platform for Security) Alliance. Through the OPSEC Alliance, IBM’s
HACMP high-availability software has been OPSEC certified to work with Check
Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 enterprise security solutions.

“As a platform for Check Point’s secure virtual network, our new enterprise
server family addresses the business-critical needs of Internet computing
environments,” said Mike Kerr, vice president of Web Server products, IBM.
“Together, IBM and Check Point deliver leading integrated solutions to meet
the varied security needs of e-business.”

Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network secures business-to-business (B2B)
communications between networks, systems, applications and users across the
Internet, intranets and extranets.

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