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Check Point Software Technologies Propels Mellanox Past One Million Ethernet Switch Ports

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Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced the integration of
its Ethernet switches into security leader Check Point Software’s
“Maestro” security platform, which has propelled Ethernet switch
shipments past the one million port milestone. Check Point builds the
world’s leading data center security appliances and has selected
Mellanox Spectrum based Ethernet switches for its next generation
Maestro platform – the industry’s first truly hyperscale network
security solution. This design win continues Mellanox’s momentum in
Ethernet switch platforms shipped to the worlds leading cloud, storage,
and security solutions providers.

The Check Point Maestro security solution leverages the Mellanox 10, 25
and 100Gbps Spectrum based Ethernet switch platforms. The Spectrum based
Open Ethernet platform enables Check Point to quickly allow Gaia, the
next generation operating system for security applications, to run on
the switch. This flexibility enables Check Point customers to benefit
from the best Ethernet switch data plane connectivity combined with the
most secure and easy to use operating system for security appliances. In
addition, Check Point’s HyperSync patented technology allows customers
to enjoy full redundancy within a system by utilizing all hardware

Gaia provides the superb feature set and interfaces that are familiar to
security administrators worldwide, and delivers secure and easy updates
via IPSO and SecurePlatform.

“We are excited that Check Point, the leader in scalable,
high-performance security platforms has selected our Spectrum Ethernet
switches as a critical element of Maestro, the true hyperscale solution
for network security,” said Yael Birk Hoter-Ishay, Sr. Director of Sales
at Mellanox. “This follows the previous selection of Mellanox NICs and
transceivers for its 25, 40 and 100Gbps solutions. Mellanox
10/25/100Gbps switches are a great match not only due to their superior
performance, but also due to the switch being an open platform, thus
allowing customers with sophisticated needs to tailor the capabilities
to their liking.”

“Check Point Maestro is a revolutionary new architecture that enables
businesses of any size to enjoy the power of flexible cloud-level
security platforms, and to seamlessly expand their existing security
gateways to hyperscale capacity firewalls. Performance, reliability,
fault tolerant, and secure network connectivity are all critical to our
customers,” said Itai Greenberg, VP Product Management at Check Point
Software Technologies. “After a careful evaluation of the various
offerings, we selected the Mellanox Spectrum family of switches as the
best solution to meet our needs and deliver unmatched security platforms
to our customers. We look forward to continuing the technology
collaboration with Mellanox for product generations to come.”

In the competitive world of high-speed networks, performance is at a
premium. Here, Mellanox has the advantage of manufacturing switches
based on entirely in-house developed Spectrum and Spectrum-2 silicon –
rather than using commodity chips from merchant semiconductors
suppliers. This allows leaner, purpose-built components that give
Mellanox the edge in performance, efficiency, density, telemetry, and
flexibility. Where many chips are completely hard-wired, Mellanox chips
are designed with a programmable pipeline for faster accommodation of
customers’ requirements.

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX)
is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart
interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox
interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the
highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to
applications, unlocking system performance and improving data security.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters,
switches, software and silicon that accelerate application performance
and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including
cloud and hyperscale, high performance computing, artificial
intelligence, enterprise data centers, cyber security, storage,
financial services and more. More information is available at:

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