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July 14, 2003—BIVIO NETWORKS™ EXPANDS CHECK POINT PARTNERSHIP WITH AGREEMENT FOR APPLICATION INTELLIGENCE

The Bivio 1000™ Will Offer the Industry’s Best Performance for Check Point’s Next Generation™ with Application Intelligence™

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PLEASANTON, CALIF. — July 14, 2003 – Bivio Networks™, a leading supplier of secure IP-service platforms, today expanded it’s partnership with Check Point Software Technologies® to include Next Generation™ with Application Intelligence™ (NGAI). Bivio Networks will integrate NGAI into the company’s current security platforms, the Bivio 1000 and Bivio 1000S. Check Point’s NGAI software delivers application level security to FireWall-1® and SmartDefense™ applications. Bivio’s unique architecture enables acceleration of Application Intelligence offering a future proof platform for Check Point’s software.

"We are excited to expand our partnership with Check Point Software and deliver Bivio 1000 platforms with Next Generation Application Intelligence. The Bivio platforms will offer high performance at all packet sizes and future proof solutions for resilient NGAI deployment," said Ed Snyder, CEO of Bivio Networks. "Together with Check Point, we are extending the value of our security platforms."

" The Bivio 1000 platforms offer deep packet inspection and scalable computational power, both of which are required for successful installations of Check Point’s Application Intelligence," said Elan Amir, chief technology officer for Bivio Networks. "Bivio’s architecture translates Application Intelligence software into uncompromising performance with application level inspection required to block today’s sophisticated security threats. As a result, Bivio provides a future-proof solution for Check Point software."

Check Point’s Application Intelligence™ technology addresses today's most critical Internet security threats - the new breed of sophisticated, damaging application-driven attacks. This new technology is the company’s latest innovation of its market-leading product suite to provide customers with the industry's only comprehensive, integrated security solution for defeating and preventing both network-level and application-level attacks.

Next Generation with Application Intelligence greatly expands and integrates application attack protection, configuration and management capabilities from multiple Check Point technologies to gain a deeper understanding of application behavior and block attacks. This enables multiple layers of security in one integrated and easy-to-manage gateway.

The Bivio 1000 system delivers uncompromising performance and unmatched flexibility for security applications. For example, Tolly Group test results illustrate the Bivio 1000 delivers ASIC-like performance to Check Point FireWall-1 software under heavy session loads. Bivio is the industry’s leading Check Point security platform, delivering the exceptional small packet performance, session handling and 82% of line rate throughput at 64 bytes. In addition, the system delivers future value by enabling new security or IP services to be added via remote software upgrades.

About Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets. The company's Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the VPN and security infrastructure that uniquely enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN solutions, as delivered in the company's Next Generation product family, secure business communications and resources for corporate networks, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Extending the power of SVN is Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 2,500 Check Point partners in 149 countries. For more information, please call (800) 429-4391 or (650) 628-2000 or visit on the Web at www.checkpoint.com or at www.opsec.com. Check Point, the Check Point logo, VPN-1, FireWall-1, Check Point Next Generation and Application Intelligence are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

About Bivio Networks
Bivio Networks is a leading supplier of secure IP-service platforms. Bivio Networks has developed breakthrough products with uncompromising performance and unmatched flexibility for network security and IP service applications. Bivio products significantly reduce the capital and operational expenses of security and IP infrastructures for enterprises and service providers. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates.

Bivio Networks Inc., the Bivio Networks logo, Bivio 1000™, Bivio 1000S™, eXpressLANE™, Virtual Rack™, BiviOS™ and Bivio Networks™ are trademarks of Bivio Networks Inc.
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