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Check Point VPN-1 Edge appliance simplifies remote office security with USB modem support and wireless roaming

  • 14 November, 2006 13:52

<p>Sydney, November 14, 2006 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Check Point VPN-1® UTM Edge 7.0, an upgrade to its branch office offering, delivering powerful new protection with USB Modem Support, Wireless Roaming, and Bridge Mode capabilities. Version 7.0 provides comprehensive and easy-to-use options that help organisations become more secure and ensure constant connectivity to critical information. With USB Modem Support, customers can now have an affordable high-availability option for times when a main Internet link is down. VPN-1 UTM Edge 7.0 will automatically detect the dead link and fail over to the modem, enabling continuous communications and the flow of critical information.</p>
<p>"With the adoption of voice over IP and the flow of critical supply chain information, keeping branch offices connected and secure is more and more critical. VPN-1 UTM Edge 7.0 addresses the need for continuous connectivity and security at branch offices, which is something that existing UTM appliances have not provided," said Scott McKinnel, Country Manager ANZ, Check Point Software Technologies. “This latest release enables our customers to stay ahead of emerging threats without complicating the management process and policy updates.”</p>
<p>VPN-1 UTM Edge is a unified threat management appliance that integrates the market-leading stateful inspection firewall, industrial strength intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus, and IPSec VPN into a single, easy-to-deploy solution. VPN-1 UTM Edge also provides ADSL and WLAN protocols to provide enterprises with the most flexibility and manageability during deployment. Security management is made easy through Check Point SMART (Security Management Architecture) management, enabling administration of corporate policies from a single console -- providing complete control and visibility into the entire enterprise.</p>
<p>New features in VPN-1 UTM Edge include:
Continuous Branch Office Connectivity—USB Modem Support provides customers with an affordable high availability option for when the main Internet link is down. VPN-1 UTM Edge will automatically detect the dead link and fail over to the modem, eliminating any gaps in connectivity. Supported USB Modem types include analog, ISDN, and GPRS/EVDO cellular.
Wireless Roaming—Support enables employees to move freely between access points without losing Internet connectivity. Wireless Roaming in
VPN-1 UTM Edge is standards-based and supports multiple deployment options.
Transparent Security Layer—Bridge Mode allows administrators to add a security layer to an existing network without requiring the time or expense of changing existing IP configuration.
Pricing and Availability
VPN-1 UTM Edge 7.0 starts at $600 USD and can be ordered immediately. For more information, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com.</p>
<p>For more information about VPN-1 UTM Edge and the complete portfolio of perimeter, internal, Web and endpoint security solutions from Check Point, 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. It is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, consumer Internet security and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal, Web, and endpoint security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions are among the highest rated in the industry today, proactively protecting millions of people from hackers, spyware, viruses and identity 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 thousands of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organisations of all sizes.
Across Australia and New Zealand Check Point has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington to support its network of distributors and resellers. Check Point solutions are distributed through LAN Systems and Firewall Systems in Australia and New Zealand.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.checkpoint.com or by contacting Check Point on +61 2 9493 6000.</p>

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