Check Point simplifies security for private clouds

Check Point introduced Check Point Virtual Systems, that allow customers to secure multiple network segments by selecting any combination of Check Point software blade protections – such as Firewall, VPN, IPS, Application Control, URL Filtering, Anti-Bot, Antivirus and Identity Awareness.

“From enterprises to large service providers, administrators often have multiple security appliances in place, each requiring separate maintenance and management, which can make security expensive, difficult to manage and inefficient. An effective way to minimize complexity and cost is through security virtualization,” said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies.

With Check Point Virtual Systems, customers can build secure private clouds on any gateway or open server and reduce complexity by consolidating up to 250 Virtual Systems on a single gateway — each with customized software blade protections and policies tailored to specific business needs.

For enterprises who manage multiple groups or business units, or MSPs who service multiple customers from a single system, Check Point allows customers to benefit from security consolidation through virtualization, while maintaining a separation of IT duties with dedicated Virtual Systems for Web Security, Threat Prevention, Firewall and Remote Access.

Customers can also cluster up to eight gateways using Check Point’s patented Virtual System Load Sharing (VSLS) technology, for unmatched scalability. As customers’ business needs grow, Check Point enables companies to leverage the power of virtualized security to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency.

“For many companies, virtualized security has become a strategic technology investment. Consolidating multiple security functions onto a single gateway can result in significant cost savings,” said Chris Christiansen, Program VP for Security Products and Services at IDC. “Check Point’s security expertise, combined with its Software Blade Architecture, offers customers a solution to ease network strain and complexity when securing private cloud environments.”

With Check Point Virtual Systems, customers can boost performance for virtualized security based on the company’s new 64-bit GAiA operating system, enabling organizations to benefit from over eight times more concurrent connections than previous versions (VSX). In addition, the solution utilizes multi-core processors with CoreXL technology, allowing customers to achieve higher performance.

Pricing starts at $3,000 for three virtual systems. Customers also benefit from fixed software blade licensing that allows a software blade license to be used across any number of Virtual Systems.

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