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Check Point shifts security strategy

Security software maker Check Point Software, best known for its firewalls, is branching out into Web security and devices that protect internal networks. While the Redwood City, Calif., company didn’t detail any specific product plans, it said Wednesday that it intends to add features such as identity management and application security to its Web security products and internal firewalls. It will also add the ability to audit systems for regulatory compliance to its internal security products. “For 10 years, we have been (an) innovator in terms of perimeter security,” said Mark Kraynak, senior manager of product marketing at the company. “When we talk to our customers, they tell us that they need to better address some other problems such as internal security and Web security.” Full Story

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