Check Point Software and Internet Security Systems further integrate intrusion detection with SVN architecture

Tight Integration of Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 and Check Point RealSecure 5.0 creates a more Robust Cyber Attack Detection and Response System, this will help ensure secure and uninterrupted eBusiness.

SINGAPORE - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) and Internet Security Systems (ISS)(NASDAQ:ISSX), today introduced the next level in advanced network intrusion detection capabilities with Check Point RealSecure 5.0.

The new version of Check Point RealSecure features:
- X-Press Updates for real-time notification of newly identified cyber attack signatures, including the over 500 attack signatures already cataloged in Check Point RealSecure 5.0.

- Ability to reassemble fragmented packets and defend against attackers using split up attack signatures.

- New detection logic to improve performance and reduce the number of "false positives," or traffic that is misdiagnosed as an attack.

"The ability to immediately identify and defend against cyber attacks is vital to keeping eBusinesses up and running," said Asheem Chandna, vice president, business development and product management, Check Point Software Technologies.

Check Point RealSecure 5.0 incorporates ISS market-leading RealSecure intrusion detection software, an integral component of the ISS SAFEsuite security management software platform and the industry's most comprehensive solution set for around-the-clock monitoring, detection and response of intrusions and misuse on enterprise networks and systems. RealSecure integrates with Check Point Software's Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture to make SVN the most comprehensive Internet security solution.
About Check Point Software Technologies:
Check Point Software Technologies provides solutions in securing the Internet. The company's SVN architecture provides the infrastructure that enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN secures B2B communications between networks, systems, applications and users across the Internet, Intranets and extranets. Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC) provides the framework for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 200 leading industry partners.

About Internet Security Systems:
Internet Security Systems (ISS) is a global provider of security management solutions for the Internet. By providing SAFEsuite security software, remote managed security services, and strategic consulting, ISS protects digital assets and ensures safe and uninterrupted e-business. ISS protects more than 6,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest U.S. commercial banks, 10 of the largest telecommunications companies and over 35 government agencies. Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices throughout North America and international operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.