Check Point Software Technologies

(Nasdaq:CHKP) yesterday announced new performance architecture that accelerates virtual private network and firewall performance tenfold.

The new products address data-rich next-generation business and security requirements. Check Point will sell the solutions through alliances with leading manufacturers in the silicon industry, and manufactures of computer systems and appliances.


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Broadcom Corporation




Compaq Computer Corporation

(NYSE:CPQ), top the short-list of potential partners.

Nokia is the first partner to incorporate components from Check Point's new performance architecture in its security-installed cellular appliance the IP530, which is now to be offered on the market.

In the past Check Point estimated that only 1% of its customers require gigabit transfer speeds, which Check Point rivals such as

Cisco Systems

(Nasdaq:CSCO) and


, already provide.

Notwithstanding its findings, it seems that Check Point is not abandoning the high-speed market.

The new solutions will generate gigabit security solutions, suggesting that Check Point's previous alliance with Broadcom is likely to continue. The two companies have co-developed the VPN Accelerator Card II, which increased the VPN capacity to 250 mbps.

Check Point Chairman, President and CEO Gil Shwed said that business traffic on the Web is doubling and more every year, and Web security solutions have to continue to provide the demanding urgent performance demands.