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New Check Point UTM Security Appliances set to address midmarket

  • 05 February, 2007 11:27

<p>Sydney – February 5, 2007 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced a powerful new line of unified threat management (UTM) appliances, called UTM-1, offering medium-sized businesses and enterprise regional sites complete, multi-layered protection against Internet threats such as spyware, viruses, network attacks and more.
UTM-1 security appliances are a unique, tailored solution based upon Check Point’s proven enterprise security expertise and the company’s vision of a Unified Security Architecture for businesses. The appliances are easily deployed and can be centrally controlled to help simplify management for multiple sites, while providing the same uncompromising level of security used to secure the networks of Fortune 1000 companies.
“We created the new UTM-1 line to enable medium-sized businesses and departmental-level offices to take advantage of all the security and productivity benefits of our enterprise solutions, in a platform specifically designed for their environment,” said Scott Ferguson, Regional Vice President Asia, at Check Point Software Technologies. “Check Point now delivers optimised solutions for any size network deployment: VPN-1 Power for the most demanding large-scale networks, VPN-1 Edge UTM for remote/branch offices, Safe@Office for small businesses, and now the ultra-flexible UTM-1 for mid-sized network deployments."
Beyond protecting against traditional threats through tightly integrated security features including a stateful-inspection firewall, IPSec VPN, gateway antivirus and antispyware, and intrusion prevention, Check Point’s new UTM-1 product line also features an innovative Web Application Firewall to help protect web servers, as well as advanced security functions for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), instant messaging and peer-to-peer networks. Integrated Check Point SmartCenter™ management delivers centralised, built-in security management without the need for additional hardware or software. UTM-1 also enables secure connectivity for remote workers using integrated SSL VPN technologies and gives IT administrators greater visibility into their network infrastructure through comprehensive monitoring and reporting features.
"UTM security appliances are the only logical choice for a company our size, but there are a lot of UTM products to choose from," said David Wyers, director of network operations, Southern DataComm. “We chose UTM-1 because of the Check Point brand and their history of being a strong security company in the industry. We were able to deploy UTM-1 very quickly and setting policy was easy through their intuitive, integrated, centralised management console SmartCenter, which will allow the product to scale as our business grows."
Check Point’s UTM-1 line also leverages Check Point’s Unified Security Architecture. UTM-1 appliances deployed at enterprise branch offices seamlessly plug-in to an exiting Check Point environment, helping administrators to quickly prioritise security events, effectively distribute updates and consistently enforce policy across the enterprise. Customers will also benefit from the ability to upgrade to new technologies, such as Web filtering and many others as they become available. Check Point’s UTM-1 appliances can be deployed as a standalone solution, managed as part of a larger network environment from a single onsite location or managed remotely.
Larger businesses already using Check Point enterprise solutions at headquarters can also utilise their existing SmartCenter/Provider-1 infrastructure to deploy policy remotely to a UTM-1 appliance at a branch office.
“Customers don’t need to compromise the security level they need to get the simplicity they want. UTM-1 is more than a new brand. It’s the total solution, created specifically to offer the power and ease-of-use required to meet the security challenges of mid-sized installations,” continued Ferguson. “With the peace of mind offered by a complete security solution, businesses can truly realize the value of their network investment.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Specifications</p>
<p>Check Point’s UTM-1 appliances are available in three customizable models, including the UTM-1 450, UTM-1 1050, and UTM-1 2050. Throughput ranges up to 2 Gbps, and support for up to 2 million concurrent sessions. Prices, including unlimited users for all models, start at $7500US. For detailed specifications, please visit www.checkpoint.com or contact an authorized Check Point reseller.</p>
<p>Check Point UTM-1 Features and Benefits</p>
<p>•Stateful Inspection Firewall: Secures hundreds of applications and protocols
•Robust IPSec VPN: Enables secure site-to-site connectivity and remote access
•SSL VPN: Remote access without the need for additional hardware
•Integrated intrusion prevention: Stops both network and application-layer threats
•Gateway antivirus: Blocks viruses at the network edge; for critical protocols such as FTP, HTTP, POP3, and SMTP
•Gateway anti-spyware: Combats threats and disruptions related to spyware at the network edge
•Web application firewall: (optional) Protects web environment from attacks such a cross-site scripting, directory traversal and SQL injection.
•Web filtering: (optional): Prevents employee abuse of network resources such as inappropriate Web surfing through an extensive database of threat categories and associated URLs.
•Integrated management: Enables central policy management of multiple sites without the need for additional hardware or software.
•Centralized, automatic updates: (optional) SmartDefense Services provide ongoing and automatic updates to defenses, policies and other security elements
•Real-time monitoring and in-depth reporting: Includes a suite of monitoring and reporting tools to provide comprehensive logging, real-time monitoring and in-depth reporting</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
All models of Check Point UTM-1 are available immediately with a starting price of $7,500 USD. For more information about UTM-1, 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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