Check Point VPN-1 Power Sets New Industry Standard for Security Performance
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Check Point<TM> Software Technologies, Inc.
3 Lagoon Dr., Suite 400-T
Redwood City, CA, 94065-5157
Press release date: March 12, 2007
Twenty percent improvement in firewall throughput and 100 percent increase in intrusion prevention throughput places VPN-1 Power in leadership position
Redwood City, Calif. - March 12, 2007 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the new VPN-1® Power NGX R65, an integrated firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention gateway, has successfully set a significant new industry performance standard for combined firewall and intrusion prevention speeds through an open server: 12 Gigabits per second (Gbps) for firewall throughput and up to 5.1 Gbps intrusion prevention throughput.
VPN-1 Power provides comprehensive, accelerated security and remote connectivity for the most demanding enterprise network environments. With the new performance breakthrough, VPN-1 Power boasts the highest level of security with the best price-to-performance ratio of any product in its category, enabling customers to better defend their networks from denial-of-service (DoS) attacks without disruption to critical business operations and communications. Faster firewall and intrusion prevention throughput also increases the overall productivity of the network infrastructure.
"As organizations increasingly rely upon their network and Internet connectivity for all kinds of communication - including e-mail, remote access and voice services, security performance is becoming an even more critical," said Dave Burton, director of product marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. "VPN-1 Power now delivers best-in-class throughput speeds, offering large networks the power of our legendary firewall combined with leading intrusion prevention. Innovation continues to be a priority for Check Point, and we're very excited to unveil this new solution."
VPN-1 Power also enables expanded internal security by leveraging both the Check Point Integrity Endpoint Security Suite and the Intel vPro technology to quarantine computers and laptops that violate network security policy. In addition, new NAC capabilities inside the Check Point firewall are now available to ensure that endpoints are not a threat to the network.
"The demand for network bandwidth grows each day as technology becomes more sophisticated and organizations adopt that technology to find new ways to increase productivity and efficiency," said Charles Kolodgy, Analyst at IDC. "The enhancements introduced by Check Point in this latest version of VPN-1 Power address a critical need at the right time, both at the product and management level."
VPN-1 Power is part of Check Point's NGX R65 release of its Internet security solutions, an upgrade to its Unified Security Architecture also announced today.
Enhancements to VPN-1 Power NGX R65 include:
Enhanced Performance: Industry-leading throughput of 12 Gbps for firewall and 5.1 Gbps for intrusion prevention on a perimeter security gateway increases an organization's ability to withstand DoS attacks without disruption to critical business operations and communications.
Greater Protection Against Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks:VPN-1 Power provides enhanced DoS protection without compromising performance by automatically detecting and responding to possible DoS attacks on-the-fly, thus enabling companies to maintain the performance of critical applications in the face of an attack.
Management Plug-in Architecture: Out-of-cycle upgrades are simplified so new management features and functionalities are immediately available with minimal management maintenance.
Web Filtering: Integrated Web filtering enables organizations to keep their employees safe from malicious Web sites such as phishing sites as well as reducing liability caused by viewing of inappropriate Web sites.
Endpoint Compliance Security: Integration with Integrity endpoint security suite and Intel vPro technology quarantines computers that violate security policies to defend against threats entering from authorized endpoints to enhance internal security.
Flexible Deployment Options. VPN-1 Power can also be deployed as a Layer 2 firewall, enabling stealth deployment without modifying the network topology which reduces the need to re-architect the network.
"Ultimately, security and performance are co-dependent," said Burton. "If a network is fast but insecure, the entire business is at risk. However, if a network is secure but slow, it is virtually useless. With the new VPN-1 Power, we've proven that an organization can have the best of both worlds."
Availability Check Point VPN-1 Power NGX R65 is available immediately. For more information on NGX R65 or Check Point VPN-1 Power, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leader in securing the Internet. The company is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall, data security and VPN markets. Check Point's PURE focus is on IT security with its extensive portfolio of network security, data security and security management solutions. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of security solutions to protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market leading data security solutions through the Pointsec product line, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from hundreds of leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes.
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