Leading ISPs join Check Point in global cyber-attack defense initiative

British Telecom/Concert, GTE, ESOFT Global, Intermedia and Telenisussupport Check Point's cyber-attack defense initiativeSingapore, 21 March 2000 -- Several top-tier service providers including BritishTelecom's Concert (NYSE: BTY), GTE Internetworking (NYSE:GTE), ESOFTGlobal, Intermedia (NASDAQ:ICIX) and Telenisus will work with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) to strengthen their defenses against cyber attacks.

British Telecom/Concert, GTE, ESOFT Global, Intermedia and Telenisus support Check Point's cyber-attack defense initiative

Singapore, 21 March 2000 -- Several top-tier service providers including British Telecom's Concert (NYSE: BTY), GTE Internetworking (NYSE:GTE), ESOFT Global, Intermedia (NASDAQ:ICIX) and Telenisus will work with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) to strengthen their defenses against cyber attacks.

Using Check Point's recently announced OPSEC Internet Alert technology, service providers can now receive notification of cyber attacks in real time, allowing them to take immediate action and prevent cyber attacks launched at eBusiness websites.

The Cyber Attack Defense System is designed to automatically identify, analyze and prevent cyber attacks launched on an eBusiness website. It also sends notifications to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and leading OPSEC solutions to cut off an attack. OPSEC Internet Alert technology is a component of Check Point's overall Cyber Attack Defense System.

Why they join initiative
"Concert chose to be a Check Point Certified Managed Service Provider partner because Check Point has led the way in securing the Internet and forming the basis for the secure infrastructure needed for eBusiness," said Keith Thomas, British Telecom's Concert product director, IP Security Services. "With the announcement of the Cyber Attack Defense System, the company is once again pioneering comprehensive Internet security solutions critical to doing business on the Web."

"As a pioneer in IP-based security and a Check Point Certified MSP, GTE Internetworking is vigilant about protecting our customers from cyber attacks," said Robert McKinney, director of VPN & Internet Security Services at GTE Internetworking. "We proactively seek out new tools to put in our security arsenal and extend the functionality of our market-leading managed firewall offer. We view Check Point's Cyber Attack Defense System as a promising mechanism for stopping network attacks at the customer premises."

"We strongly agree with Check Point that it is essential to protect eBusinesses against cyber attacks," said Mik Stevens, commercial manager, ESOFT Global. "Check Point's proactive, multi-layer response, the Cyber Attack Defense System, embodies everything we've come to expect from our market-leading security partner."

"The most recent string of cyber attacks reminds us how important it is to have the right business partners to deliver secure eBusiness solutions," said Kari Hotchkiss, senior product manager, Security Services for Intermedia. "As the nations leading provider of Internet and secure eCommerce, Intermedia relies on Check Point to understand our complex security needs and those of our clients. The release of Cyber Attack Defense System is a further indication that Check Point is responding to market demand, and is the right security partner for Intermedia."

"Working as a Check Point Certified Managed Security Provider, Telenisus Corp. offers robust managed security based on Check Point's best-of-breed products," said Chris Fulton, director of product management at Telenisus. "We support Check Point's efforts in developing new features such as Cyber Attack Defense System that allow us to better serve our customers securely and reliably."

"The recent cyber attacks against eBusinesses highlight the need for robust, comprehensive security," said Asheem Chandna, vice president of business development and product management, Check Point Software Technologies. "Check Point's Cyber Defense Attack System, integrated with top-tier telco and service providers eBusiness services, provides customers with the framework required to prevent cyber attacks."

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