Company dismisses "patent troll" label
Patent holder Intellectual Ventures has initiated lawsuits against a long list of tech companies that failed to establish licensing agreements. One of the suits targets security software makers Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro and Check Point. A second suit is aimed at memory manufacturers Elpida Memory and Hynix Semiconductor, while a third suit has been filed against component makers Altera, Lattice and Microsemi.
Check Point iConn VPN for iPhone
Check Point on Thursday launched its VPN and intrusion-prevention software for the iPhone. Check Point iConn VPN is designed to provide iPhone users with secure remote access to corporate network systems through VPN gateways. When working on corporate servers, users can do everything from e-mailing to accessing internal web portals, file servers and IP-based corporate applications.
Check Point this morning unwrapped a new version of the ZoneAlarm Z100G, a Wi-Fi router designed for an extra level of security. The new version gives greater control over the hardware, ZoneAlarm-inspired firewall and includes a monitor to track intrusion attempts as well as the ability to visually add and change policy rules to allow certain apps. It further brings a built-in DNS server for secure outside connections, anti-spam filtering and Xbox Live support for gamers that want to play without compromising the rest of the network.
Check Point VPN for iPhone
Check Point Software Technologies on Monday announced Check Point VPN-1 support for the iPhone, allowing the popular device to access virtual private networks through its gateways. Check Point VPN-1 now supports the L2TP client found in all current and future iPhone versions to provide immediate IPsec VPN access to corporate servers. Check Point VPN-1 is available through a number of the company's various products, with pricing dependant on the coupled hardware.