Check Point beefs up network protection

Monday, 19 January 2004, 1:25 PM EST

Check Point Software Technologies takes its first step this week toward fulfilling its pledge to evolve beyond being firewall provider by introducing a family of security appliances designed to protect internal networks.

Dubbed InterSpect, the new appliances provide protection against viruses, worms, and other threats employees may pick up when using their computers outside of the company's secure network.

Shankar Swamy, a manager in Check Point's solutions marketing group, explains that viruses are often acquired and spread within a company after an employee logs back into a corporate network after being plugged into an unsecured network elsewhere.

By Scott Tyler Shafer at InfoWorld.

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