Check Point triples performance with new line of appliances
July 31, 2012 10:42 pm
Introduces new family of Software Blade gateways, delivering unmatched security, power and leading performance to businesses of all sizes
Colombo. Sri Lanka. Monday 30 July 2012: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today unveiled a new family of security appliances to customers and partners through its sole distributor in Sri Lanka South Asian Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. The seven new appliances announced today are optimised for Check Point’s Software Blade Architecture™ and offer approximately three times higher performance than their predecessors.
Check Point’s new line of appliances, from the desktop 2200 model up to the 21400 model, scales up to 100 Gbps of firewall throughput and up to 2,900 SecurityPower™ units (SPUs), a new metric for security performance recently announced. In addition, the new security appliances are designed to support the new 64 bit operating system and enable customers to benefit from consolidated security, simplified management and unique mobile access features. From small businesses to large enterprises and data centers, Check Point provides customers with a powerful platform to build their 3D Security blueprint.
“In a world where all industries and organizations face an ever-increasing number of sophisticated threats, there is a need for a stronger security solution to control network access, prevent data loss and protect against web-based threats,” said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and CEO at Check Point Software Technologies. “With our latest line of appliances, customers can achieve new levels of integrated protection with the higher connection capacity and triple performance needed to power their business.”
With the new family of appliances, Check Point is introducing the broadest range of security solutions to help businesses of all sizes overcome the myriad of threats in modern day IT environments – integrating more security functions, while improving bandwidth and accelerating network speeds.
Check Point’s high-performing appliances are designed to support any combination of software blade protections, including: Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Prevention, Application Control, Mobile Access, Data Loss Prevention, Identity Awareness, URL Filtering, Anti-spam, Antivirus, Advanced Networking and Acceleration, as well as Check Point’s new Anti-Bot Software Blade announced today. By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution, organizations of all sizes have the flexibility to customize their security infrastructure based on the precise level of protection and performance needed in any environment – today and as their businesses grow.
“Many customers are looking for an integrated approach to security that can evolve with their business without breaking the budget,” said Chris Christensen, vice president, Security Products and Services at IDC Research. “The combination of Check Point’s high-performing appliances and extensible software blade protection is a flexible solution that helps businesses plan for future security needs.”
Each new appliance includes Check Point’s market leading security management software and the company’s Mobile Access Software Blade that enables secure connectivity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
“Our focus remains on providing our customers with the highest level of security, while integrating and simplifying their security. With systems that are three times faster, customers can continue to elevate their security, without sacrificing performance.” concluded Shwed.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership.
Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
Photo caption: Stas Michalski – Partner Alliance Manager AMA at the launch