Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. today announced new streaming technology that dramatically increases antivirus and URL filtering software blades performance, benefiting all Check Point security gateways through a software upgrade at no additional cost. In addition, Check Point has extended its patented SecureXL acceleration technology to all UTM-1 appliances, significantly boosting firewall throughput performance. Now, customers can activate additional software blades to expand all layers of security for uncompromised protection and performance with a simple software upgrade to R71.