VMworld 2008: VPN-1 Virtual Edition security gateway

Check Point will demonstrate a development version of its new VPN-1 Virtual Edition (VE) security gateway integrated with VMware’s forthcoming VMsafe API. The sneak peak of VPN-1 VE certified on VMware and using VMsafe will be part of a joint VMware and Check Point security session at VMworld on Thursday, September 18th at 9:00AM.

“Most companies aren’t securing virtual servers effectively today because it’s difficult to implement and manage,” said Oded Gonda, vice president of network security at Check Point. “Our VPN-1 VE product simplifies the process of securing virtual environments, making it just as easy to administrate firewalls in a virtual environment as it is to manage firewalls in a physical environment and while maintaining all security capabilities.”

Check Point will provide a live demonstration of the security solution running inside the vSwitch, inspecting and protecting traffic between every VM on a VMware ESX server. The integrated firewall protects traffic and provides access control between virtual machines on the same subnet, eliminating the threat of a compromised virtual machine gaining access to other virtual machines on the same subnet.

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