Britestream Achieves Check Point OPSEC Certification

AUSTIN, Texa -- Britestream Networks, the leading provider of 100 percent SSL offload network security solutions, announced today its SSL offload network interface card (NIC) has achieved OPSEC(TM) (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point(R) Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. This certification, which ensures seamless integration and interoperability with Check Point Integrity(TM), allows customers to easily scale their deployment and manage endpoint security with no compromises to performance.

Check Point's Integrity server allows network managers to centrally deploy and manage security policies across the enterprise. The Britestream solution is the first SSL/TLS security NIC that is completely self-contained and manages all facets of SSL/TLS processing on a single PCI card. By integrating the Britestream solution into the Integrity server, customers achieve increased network performance with no compromise to overall security.

"Our mutual customers are very concerned with keeping their networks up-and-running 24x7, and Check Point Integrity protects customers from the latest worms, spyware and other malware targeted at the endpoint," said Paul Weinstein, vice president of business development of Check Point. "Through OPSEC certification, we have demonstrated that the Britestream and Check Point combination offers robust security and performance that allows customers to achieve their networking and business goals."

By processing data in real time directly in the network stream, Britestream's technology handles secure data while also freeing systems to handle other tasks. By using the combined functionality of the Britestream solution with the Integrity server's central management for all network endpoints, organizations can now easily scale their networks, providing optimum performance and security across the entire enterprise. This integrated solution was recently installed at a leading Fortune 500 financial institution, to meet their stringent demands for performance, scalability and endpoint security management.

"We are delighted to be partnering with the premier provider of endpoint security," said Bob Weinschenk, president and CEO of Britestream. "Our joint solution maximizes security and performance and offers customers a secure, scalable platform for endpoint security management."