Rainfinity's RainWall is First Firewall High Availability Solution Running On Linux to Receive Check Point OPSEC Certification

Linux Users Can Leverage OPSEC Integration to Deliver High Availability

And Load Balancing for VPN-1/FireWall-1



May 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rainfinity

    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainfinity, the provider of high
 availability software for e-business, today announced that RainWall has become
 the first software high availability (HA) solution for VPN-1/FireWall-1
 running on the Linux platform to receive Open Platform for Security (OPSEC)
 Certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:   CHKP), the
 worldwide leader in securing the Internet.  This certification states that
 RainWall has undergone rigorous testing under a variety of operating
 conditions and has proved its ability to integrate seamlessly and provide high
 availability and load balancing for Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 for the
 Linux operating system.
     "Keeping pace with Rainfinity's commitment to innovation, we were the
 first software company to receive Check Point's OPSEC certification for high
 availability with load balancing, and now we are the first software high
 availability solution on Linux to receive OPSEC certification," said
 Lou Delzompo, vice president, products for Rainfinity.  "The combination of
 RainWall and Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 creates a massively scalable,
 secure infrastructure to meet the business needs of customers.  Now, companies
 can leverage the power of RainWall in their Linux environments -- with
 complete validation of Check Point's OPSEC certification."
     "Many large enterprises are deploying business critical VPN/firewall
 solutions on the Linux platform," said Bradley Brown, director of business
 development for Check Point Software Technologies.  "The combination of
 VPN-1/FireWall-1 and RainWall for Linux provides our customers with the most
 robust, best-of-breed high availability Internet security solution available
 today."
     To achieve OPSEC certification on Linux, Check Point conducted a series of
 tests on RainWall under various operating conditions to measure its
 performance as well as its ability to integrate with Check Point's
 VPN-1/FireWall-1 on Linux.  As an OPSEC partner with an OPSEC-Certified
 product, Rainfinity offers Check Point customers a high availability, load
 balancing software-only solution that is scalable, effortless to install, cost
 effective and guaranteed compatible with Check Point's Linux-based
 VPN-1/FireWall-1.
 
     RainWall High Availability Software
     RainWall provides full scalability, high availability and peak performance
 for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 on Solaris, Windows NT and Linux platforms by
 creating a fully distributed gateway cluster that scales linearly and
 eliminates single points of failure.  RainWall software detects failures in
 all software and hardware components, including itself, shifting traffic from
 failing gateways to healthy ones, while reconfiguring itself without
 disrupting existing connections.  RainWall's true dynamic load balancing
 shares the traffic load among all the nodes in the cluster and scales linearly
 to any number of nodes to accommodate traffic increases.  Additional nodes can
 be added on the fly without interrupting service.  Acquisition costs and cost
 of ownership are reduced by eliminating the need for dedicated hardware.
 RainWall is easily configured and managed using its Java-based GUI.
 
     About Check Point's OPSEC
     OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor
 security framework.  With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the
 broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment
 platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture.
 Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee
 integration and interoperability.  For complete OPSEC Alliance program
 information, including partner and product listings, the freely available
 OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC
 Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com .
 
     About Rainfinity
     Rainfinity provides high availability software that ensures continuous
 access to e-business applications.  Designed for enterprises and service
 providers with critical online applications, the company's award-winning
 software helps organizations maximize revenue and productivity by eliminating
 the impact of failures, and providing a positive end user experience.
 Rainfinity's solutions optimize performance of e-business transactions
 end-to-end, from Internet connections and security to web and e-business
 applications.  Compared to traditional hardware or point product alternatives,
 Rainfinity's modular and flexible software adapts well to existing
 environments, simplifies application deployment and administration, and
 significantly reduces costs.
     Rainfinity's customers include Dresdner Bank, Boise-Cascade and Home
 Shopping Network's HSN.com.  Strategic partners are Check Point, Intel
 Capital, Compaq, Sun and Resonate.  The company is headquartered in San Jose,
 California, with offices in Brazil, England, France, Germany and the U.S.
 More information is available at www.rainfinity.com.
 
     NOTE:  Rainfinity, RainWall, RainFront, and the Rainfinity logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Rainfinity.
     VPN-1 and FireWall-1 are registered trademarks of Check Point Software
 Technologies Ltd.
 
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SOURCE Rainfinity
    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainfinity, the provider of high
 availability software for e-business, today announced that RainWall has become
 the first software high availability (HA) solution for VPN-1/FireWall-1
 running on the Linux platform to receive Open Platform for Security (OPSEC)
 Certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:   CHKP), the
 worldwide leader in securing the Internet.  This certification states that
 RainWall has undergone rigorous testing under a variety of operating
 conditions and has proved its ability to integrate seamlessly and provide high
 availability and load balancing for Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 for the
 Linux operating system.
     "Keeping pace with Rainfinity's commitment to innovation, we were the
 first software company to receive Check Point's OPSEC certification for high
 availability with load balancing, and now we are the first software high
 availability solution on Linux to receive OPSEC certification," said
 Lou Delzompo, vice president, products for Rainfinity.  "The combination of
 RainWall and Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 creates a massively scalable,
 secure infrastructure to meet the business needs of customers.  Now, companies
 can leverage the power of RainWall in their Linux environments -- with
 complete validation of Check Point's OPSEC certification."
     "Many large enterprises are deploying business critical VPN/firewall
 solutions on the Linux platform," said Bradley Brown, director of business
 development for Check Point Software Technologies.  "The combination of
 VPN-1/FireWall-1 and RainWall for Linux provides our customers with the most
 robust, best-of-breed high availability Internet security solution available
 today."
     To achieve OPSEC certification on Linux, Check Point conducted a series of
 tests on RainWall under various operating conditions to measure its
 performance as well as its ability to integrate with Check Point's
 VPN-1/FireWall-1 on Linux.  As an OPSEC partner with an OPSEC-Certified
 product, Rainfinity offers Check Point customers a high availability, load
 balancing software-only solution that is scalable, effortless to install, cost
 effective and guaranteed compatible with Check Point's Linux-based
 VPN-1/FireWall-1.
 
     RainWall High Availability Software
     RainWall provides full scalability, high availability and peak performance
 for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 on Solaris, Windows NT and Linux platforms by
 creating a fully distributed gateway cluster that scales linearly and
 eliminates single points of failure.  RainWall software detects failures in
 all software and hardware components, including itself, shifting traffic from
 failing gateways to healthy ones, while reconfiguring itself without
 disrupting existing connections.  RainWall's true dynamic load balancing
 shares the traffic load among all the nodes in the cluster and scales linearly
 to any number of nodes to accommodate traffic increases.  Additional nodes can
 be added on the fly without interrupting service.  Acquisition costs and cost
 of ownership are reduced by eliminating the need for dedicated hardware.
 RainWall is easily configured and managed using its Java-based GUI.
 
     About Check Point's OPSEC
     OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor
 security framework.  With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the
 broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment
 platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture.
 Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee
 integration and interoperability.  For complete OPSEC Alliance program
 information, including partner and product listings, the freely available
 OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC
 Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com .
 
     About Rainfinity
     Rainfinity provides high availability software that ensures continuous
 access to e-business applications.  Designed for enterprises and service
 providers with critical online applications, the company's award-winning
 software helps organizations maximize revenue and productivity by eliminating
 the impact of failures, and providing a positive end user experience.
 Rainfinity's solutions optimize performance of e-business transactions
 end-to-end, from Internet connections and security to web and e-business
 applications.  Compared to traditional hardware or point product alternatives,
 Rainfinity's modular and flexible software adapts well to existing
 environments, simplifies application deployment and administration, and
 significantly reduces costs.
     Rainfinity's customers include Dresdner Bank, Boise-Cascade and Home
 Shopping Network's HSN.com.  Strategic partners are Check Point, Intel
 Capital, Compaq, Sun and Resonate.  The company is headquartered in San Jose,
 California, with offices in Brazil, England, France, Germany and the U.S.
 More information is available at www.rainfinity.com.
 
     NOTE:  Rainfinity, RainWall, RainFront, and the Rainfinity logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Rainfinity.
     VPN-1 and FireWall-1 are registered trademarks of Check Point Software
 Technologies Ltd.
 
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