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Fujitsu Expands Managed Security Services With Check Point Gateway Solution

Pay-as-You-Go, Cloud-Based Security Services Controls Cost, Reduces Complexity

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/16/09 -- Fujitsu today expands its North American strategic alliance with Check Point(R) Software Technologies, Inc. to offer pay-as-you-go, cloud-based security services for businesses of all sizes. By combining Fujitsu global data center capabilities and high performance server, storage and mobile technologies with best of breed security software from Check Point, Fujitsu America provides end-to-end security services and solutions with consistent pricing and delivery anywhere in the world. Fujitsu security services and solutions enable clients to reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining IT security, while shifting the security cost from a capital expense to an operating expense.

News Highlights

Security remains a top priority for most organizations and the sheer volume of threats overwhelms understaffed security teams. Fujitsu America offers a comprehensive response to this challenge by eliminating costly investment in a centralized security management infrastructure and rightsizing commercial spends with security functionality delivered on demand.

  • Consolidation, Standardization and Centralized Management -- A single gateway or a single agent on the desktop can displace the security stack of up to 10 or more security applications or devices in some client environments to provide better protection at reduced complexity and cost. Fujitsu America offers a wide variety of integrated security solutions for deployment at client premises, including Fujitsu high-performance PRIMERGY(R) BX900 blade servers based on leadership engineering and over 40 years experience in mission critical systems design, manufacturing, and global maintenance services delivery.
  • Fujitsu America provides world-class innovative business and IT solutions to increase our clients' competitiveness. Based on our industry expertise and global capability, these solutions integrate Fujitsu intellectual property in the areas of software, hardware and services with our partners.
  • Fujitsu Managed Security Services-Gateway Solutions are available today from Fujitsu America and Check Point direct and indirect sales channels. For more information, go to http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/www/content/aboutus/security/security.php.

Quotes

Jonathan Steenland, Head of Security Services and Solutions, CSO at FAI: "Fujitsu has used Check Point products for many years to consolidate, standardize and reduce costs within our own large enterprise environments. Fujitsu Security Services and Solutions combine proven best practices based on ITIL and ISO standards with best of breed products such as Check Point, to provide clients with simple security solutions that are cost-effective, scalable, aligned with business needs, and simply work."

Michael Anderson, Head of Security Services at Check Point: "Selling on-demand security services through the channel is a true industry innovation for Check Point and Fujitsu. With frequent security breaches making companies liable for hundreds of millions of dollars, improved security is mandatory for businesses of every size. But security delivered as a service goes beyond risk avoidance. By cost-effectively protecting an organization's intellectual property, the service also protects a company's competitive advantage and enables enterprises to work more efficiently and confidently with suppliers and clients."

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu America, Inc.

Fujitsu America, Inc. provides a complete portfolio of business technology services, computing platforms, and industry solutions. Fujitsu platform products are based on scalable, reliable and high-performance server, storage, software, point-of-sale, and mobile technologies. Fujitsu combines its renowned platform offerings with a full suite of onshore, near shore and offshore system integration, outsourcing, and datacenter services covering applications, operations, infrastructure, customer service, and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Fujitsu provides industry-specific solutions for retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and telecommunications sectors. For more information on Fujitsu America's business scope, visit http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/.

Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. PRIMERGY is a trademark or registered trademark of Fujitsu Technology Solutions in the United States and other countries. Check Point is trademark or registered trademark of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. or its affiliates. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

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