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
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
"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
"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."