Press Release Summary:
Combining firewall, IPSec, VPN, and 6.1 Gbps intrusion prevention speed, Check Point Power-1(TM) provides high-performance security platform, and can block application layer threats such as worms, buffer overflows, and malware. Including dual hot-swappable power supplies, Power-1 5070 features 9 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 14 ports, and 1 removable hard drive, while Power-1 9070 has 14 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 18 ports, and dual removable hard drives.
Original Press Release:
Check Point Delivers New High Performance Power-1 Appliances to Secure Global Enterprises
New solutions provide customers with greater deployment flexibility of Check Point award-winning security software
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 15, 2008 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the launch of Check Point Power-1(TM), a new line of Internet security appliances offering high-performance sites a simple, robust, and easy to manage security solution with the best price/performance ratio available. Power-1 appliances combine firewall, IPSec, virtual private network (VPN) and intrusion prevention with advanced acceleration technologies, delivering a high-performance security platform for multi-Gbps environments.
"We are committed to providing our customers high performing security solutions," said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point. "Power-1 provides customers the flexibility to combat malicious applications and threats while maintaining predictably high speeds. With the new appliances, tight security does not come at the expense of network performance."
Record price to performance ratio
Power-1 appliances provides performance up to 14 Gbps firewall throughput, delivering the most cost-efficient firewall for high performance environments - a price/performance ratio under $4 per Mbps. With a 6.1 Gbps intrusion prevention speed, customers also gain the ability to stop application layer threats at industry-leading speeds. Consequently, organizations facing application security threats, such as worms or buffer overflows, will be able to stop them while maintaining high performance for business critical applications. Since advanced acceleration technologies are built into the software, customers can also receive performance improvements without upgrading hardware.
"With the introduction of Power-1, customers get great price/performance ratio in a high-performance appliance based on Check Point's award-winning security software," said Tim Richardson, network and security solutions product manager at Akibia. "Power-1 adds to the wide variety of appliance options provided by Check Point Open Choice and enables customers to find an appliance solution that matches their exact needs, maximizing the value of their security investment."
Streamlined deployment and upkeep
As a security solution from a single vendor, Power-1 provides a simpler and quicker deployment experience for customers. New security protections and product updates can be easily installed as needed so businesses get the latest security deployed quickly.
Single console, seamless deployment
Multiple Power-1 appliances can be centrally managed with other Check Point security gateways through a single console, thus simplifying network security management and reducing administrative costs. The console simplifies the management of complex architectures found in high performance environments. In addition, it provides a single interface for managing firewall, VPN, and intrusion prevention as well as analytical and monitoring capabilities.
As sites increase in complexity or in size, their environments will require security appliances with more ports and higher performance. The two new Check Point Power-1 appliance models provide the ability to meet all levels of complexity. They include the:
o Power-1 5070, combining accelerated performance with attractive price, features 9 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 14 ports, a removable hard-drive, and dual hot-swappable power supply
o Power-1 9070, the flagship model, features 14 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 18 ports, dual removable hard-drives and dual hot-swappable power-supply
Both Power-1 models include the following security components:
Industry-leading firewall, VPN and integrated intrusion prevention
o High availability, load balancing, and dynamic routing for data center reliability levels
o Security acceleration to block application-layer threats-such as worms, buffer overflows and malware-at multi-Gbps speeds
o SmartDefense® services available through subscription to protect against emerging threats
o Web application firewall and SSL VPN can be added through licensing
o Optional UTM capabilities, including antivirus and anti-spyware, Web filtering, Web application security, and messaging security
Check Point Power-1 expands the Open Choice available for Check Point customers. Check Point customers can run the full scale of Check Point solutions from sub-$500 home-office devices all the way to 40Gbps performance models using a single architecture, a single management console and run on hardware from variety of vendors including Check Point, Nokia, Crossbeam, IBM, Sun and any other open server vendors.
In a related press release, Check Point also announced three new UTM-1® appliances for enterprise sites of all sizes. UTM-1 appliances combine Check Point's leading application and network-layer firewall, site-to-site and remote access VPN, gateway antivirus and anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, Web filtering and comprehensive messaging security. Together, these two announcements illustrate the company's breadth of appliance-based security solutions tailored to fit the needs of all-sized businesses.
Concluded Dor, "Our Power-1 appliances protect customers' networks at unprecedented performance levels with the latest award-wining Check Point security technology."
Pricing and availability
Check Point Power-1 is available immediately and can be purchased through Check Point's worldwide network of value-added resellers. Pricing starts at $36,500. To learn more about Check Point Power-1, visit www.checkpoint.com/products/power-1/index.html. To find a Check Point partner, visit www.checkpoint.com.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the leader in securing the Internet. Check Point offers total security solutions featuring a unified gateway, single endpoint agent and single management architecture, customized to fit customers' dynamic business needs. We are unique in this offering as a result of our leadership and innovation in the enterprise firewall, personal firewall/endpoint, data security and VPN markets.
Check Point's pure focus is on information security. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture to protect business communications and resources, including corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market-leading endpoint and data security solutions with Check Point Endpoint Security products, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and identity theft. 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.