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Check Point IPS recognised for outstanding security by NSS Labs

Check Point
Tuesday 28 August 12

Check Point has announced that it has earned NSS Labs’ “Recommended” rating in the latest intrusion prevention (IPS) group test. The Check Point IPS Software Blade excelled in the industry’s most comprehensive test to date, achieving a high score of 98.3% in overall protection, with superior server and client protection and strong management capabilities. “Resistance to known evasion techniques was perfect…

Check Point has announced that it has earned NSS Labs’ “Recommended” rating in the latest intrusion prevention (IPS) group test. The Check Point IPS Software Blade excelled in the industry’s most comprehensive test to date, achieving a high score of 98.3% in overall protection, with superior server and client protection and strong management capabilities.

“Resistance to known evasion techniques was perfect, achieving 100% across the board in all related tests. Not only were the fragmented and obfuscated attacks blocked successfully, but all of them were also decoded accurately,” said Bob Walder, NSS Labs Director of Research. "Additionally, it is clear Check Point put a lot of thought into its central management system."

NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive and rigorous IPS third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies, and organizations of all sizes. NSS Labs’ security effectiveness testing leverages the deep expertise of engineers utilizing multiple commercial, open source, and proprietary tools. The Check Point IPS Software Blade was tested against 1,486 live exploits, across a wide variety of traffic, payload sizes, and protocols.

Highlights of the NSS Labs IPS Group Test for the Check Point IPS Software Blade include:

• Comprehensive protection – Achieved an overall protection score of 98.3% against a broad set of live exploits and payloads.
• Best-in-class server protection – Blocked 99% of server attacks and achieved a top score.
• Exceptional client protection – Earned a high score of 97% against client-based attacks.
• Unbeatable anti-evasion coverage – Correctly identified all evasion attempts without error and achieved a perfect score of 100%.
• Powerful & easy-to-use management – Recognized for its flexible, granular management system, enabling a high degree of customization.

Based on the Software Blade Architecture, the Check Point IPS Software Blade provides complete and integrated intrusion prevention capabilities at multi-gigabit speeds, with preemptive threat coverage against malicious and unwanted network traffic. Check Point IPS products are supported by Check Point's Update Services, which provide ongoing and real-time updates and configuration advisories for defenses and security policies. Customers benefit from Check Point protections that are developed and distributed by Security Research and Response Centers located around the globe.

“At Check Point, security is a top priority as the threat landscape changes every day,” said Gabi Reish, Head of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies. “Our continued track record of security excellence, as exemplified by our “Recommended” rating in the NSS Labs Security Value Map two years in a row, is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest level of IPS protection for our customers.”


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