Kaspersky Anti-Virus Achieves the Check Point OPSEC Certificate

17 Jan 2007
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has achieved an Open Platform for Security (OPSEC™) certificate from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Kaspersky Lab was awarded the certificate for its Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Check Point VPN-1® Next Generation™ software product. The certification signals greater integration between Kaspersky Lab solutions and Check Point software products.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Check Point VPN-1 provides the highest level of protection possible for corporate networks against malicious programs. It monitors files transferred using HTTP, FTP and SMTP protocols.

Integration between Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Check Point VPN-1 is seamless because they both use the CVP protocol, developed by Check Point. Therefore, a combination of Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Check Point VPN-1 provides complete protection of the corporate network perimeter.

Says Veniamin Levtsov, Kaspersky Lab Products Director: “Our company’s experts are convinced that using an antivirus solution in combination with a firewall significantly increases the security level for the entire network. This is why we felt we had to develop a solution for Check Point Firewall, which is one of the most popular firewall solutions on the corporate market. It should be noted that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.5 for Check Point VPN-1 provides antivirus scanning not only of web traffic, but of mail traffic as well. Integration with Check Point VPN-1 and thorough optimization of the product confirmed by the OPSEC certificate will enable us to offer our solution to a broad range of corporate customers.”

"We are pleased to see Kaspersky Lab has achieved the OPSEC certification," said Amir Ben-Efraim, head of business development at Check Point Software Technologies. “Content Security Solutions play a major role in identifying security breaches, and protecting our joint customers’ valuable assets”

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) specializes in developing and supplying solutions that ensure enterprise data security and data flow management on corporate networks. The company’s main products, FireWall-1/VPN-1, provide complete and flexible protection of enterprise corporate networks as they interact with external global networks. According to independent agencies, the share of Check Point in the world market for VPN solutions exceeds 62%.

The unparalleled suite of products offered by Check Point provides a centralized rules-based solution for managing the IT security system, monitoring traffic and controlling the corporate infrastructure. Products supplied by Check Point are supplemented by a large number of industry-leading products and services to form the most comprehensive and flexible solution of all available today.