Check Point announced its new Application Control Software Blade that enables organizations to secure and manage the use of thousands of Web 2.0 applications in the enterprise.
The new blade integrates Check Point’s UserCheck technology to engage employees in the decision-making process and enables IT administrators to tailor application usage policies. In addition, it delivers unmatched application visibility by leveraging Check Point AppWiki with over 50,000 Web 2.0 widgets and more than 4,500 Internet applications, including social networking, instant messaging and media streaming.
“We’re bringing a new dynamic to application control by giving businesses a strong combination of technology, employee awareness and access to the largest database of web applications in the industry,” said Dorit Dor, VP of products at Check Point. “Organizations will benefit from granular policy control that is truly customized based on their employee, business and security needs.”
Based on Check Point’s Blade architecture, the Application Control blade can be activated with a single click on any Check Point security gateway, enabling organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure. The new blade is centrally managed from a single security management console, and IT administrators can monitor and control application usage based on identity, user or group, frequency and level of risk with unified event analysis.
The new blade also provides seamless, agent-based and agent-less, Active Directory integration to allow individual or group access to specific applications, while restricting others.