Radware's FireProof Load Balancer Gains OPSEC Certification from Check Point Software Technologies

Radware has been accredited with the internationally recognized OPSEC™ Certification by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. for its industry-leading FireProof™ firewall high availability load balancer. As an OPSEC (Open Platform for Secure Enterprise Connectivity) Certified product, FireProof has been proven to be compatible with Check Point™ FireWall-1® providing an optimized, robust, high availability solution for FireWall-1 users worldwide.

Radware FireProof optimizes performance by intelligently load balancing firewall traffic. It continually monitors the status of each firewall and throttles traffic to the units based on predefined and real time performance parameters. FireProof can also be installed in pairs, eliminating any single point of failure in the network. FireProof eliminates the need for additional hot standby units. Should a unit of the firewall farm fail, FireProof will redirect all requests to an alternative firewall, providing users with uninterrupted service and high availability.

Combining these two best-of-breed products enables firewall resources to be utilized most effectively. It also maximizes the FireWall-1 state synchronization feature to ensure that even in the event of firewall failure, there will be no session loss, and performance will remain constant.

"Our combined solution establishes a new industry standard, enabling users to implement a large number of firewalls in parallel," said Roy Zisapel, president of Radware. "With that in mind, OPSEC Certification assures customers, that they can implement viable, reliable, and low cost load balancing among multiple firewall servers with the best high availability solution on the market."

"We are pleased to offer our customers the choice of high availability solutions for FireWall-1," said Asheem Chandna, vice president of marketing and business development for Check Point Software Technologies, Inc."Radware's unique hardware solution can meet the needs of customers looking to extend the performance and reliability of their security solution."

Check PointSoftware's award-winning Check Point FireWall-1 enterprise security solution is a comprehensive application suite that integrates access control, authentication, encryption, network address translation, content security, auditing, and connection control. FireWall-1 is part of Check Point's integrated, policy-based secure enterprise networking solutions and is unified by Check Point's OPSEC policy management framework, which provides integration and enterprise management for Check PointSoftware's and many third-party network security and management applications.

Check PointSoftware's Open Platform for Secure Enterprise Connectivity (OPSEC) Alliance provides the first enterprise-wide security framework to deliver guaranteed interoperability and choice among best-of-breed enterprise security products. With OPSEC, customers can easily, seamlessly and selectively integrate a full spectrum of security applications, defined and driven by a single, central enterprise-wide policy.

About Radware

Radware is a member of the $500 million dollar RAD Group, a family of 13 independent companies serving diverse markets and technological niches within the networking and communications industry. Radware was established in 1997 to focus on load balancing technology following the success in that field of its parent company, RND Networks. Radware pioneered the field of IP load balancing with its 1997 introduction of the Web Server Director (WSD), Radware is the only company that offers a complete IP load balancing solution for all local or global applications. Radware products are already installed in many Fortune 500 companies and are employed by major Internet Service Providers worldwide. Radware's products have been enthusiastically received by the professional data communications and internetworking communities and have won numerous awards, including the prestigious PC Magazine Editor's Choice award; Network magazine's Product of the Year award; ZD Internet Lab's NetBest award; and Network Computing's Editor's Choice award. For more information, visit our Internet site at www.radware.com.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP) is the worldwide leader in Secure Enterprise Networking solutions. The company's integrated architecture includes network security (FireWall-1, VPN-1, Provider-1 and Open Security Manager), traffic control (FloodGate-1 and ConnectControl) and IP address management (Meta IP). Check Point solutions enable customers to implement centralized policy-based management with enterprise-wide distributed deployment. Via the OPSEC Alliance, Check Point's products seamlessly integrate with "best-of-breed" products from almost 200 leading industry partners. The company has U.S. headquarters in Redwood City, California and international headquarters in Ramat-Gan, Israel. For more information, please call (800) 429-4391 or (650) 628-2000 or visit www.checkpoint.com or www.opsec.com.