Check Point Advances Virtualized Security Solution on NGX Unified Security Platform
Monday September 19, 1:38 pm ET
VPN-1 VSX Added to NGX Series
Enterprise and Service Provider Customers Can Easily Deploy and Manage Security for Complex Environments on a Single Device
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2005--Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP - News), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the introduction of VPN-1® VSX(TM) (Virtual System Extension) NGX(TM), the latest version of the company's innovative virtualized security gateway that provides unmatched security protection and simplified deployment and management for complex security environments. VPN-1 VSX NGX is an integrated VPN/firewall solution designed for enterprise and service provider customers that protects multiple networks by utilizing up to 250 virtualized security gateways running on a single hardware platform - reducing hardware costs and complexity. The new version has just been added to the NGX platform, a unified security architecture for Check Point's perimeter, internal and Web security solutions.
"Enterprises and service provider customers can easily scale their security infrastructure to meet the growing needs of their business with VPN-1 VSX NGX," said Gonen Fink, vice president, solutions and strategy for Check Point Software Technologies. "Our new solution gives customers a simplified, cost-effective way to secure increasingly complex networks, while providing flexible, reliable security."
Enhanced to include a variety of new features, Check Point VPN-1 VSX NGX offers customers the following:
Dynamic Routing - Maximizes the efficiency of network traffic and eliminates the need for purchasing additional networking devices to achieve end-to-end security
Enhanced Application Intelligence Protection - Provides more application level security protection than any other solution and easily adapts to new and evolving threats
Support for Virtualized Bridge Mode - Creates a transparent firewall, eliminating the need for reconfiguration of the network
Streamlined Management - Allows VPN-1 VSX NGX to be managed using a single IP address, reducing management complexity and conserving network resources
Virtual System Wizard and Creation Templates - Includes pre-defined templates to decrease deployment time and a wizard that simplifies the creation of a virtual system
Calamos Investments Achieves Success with VPN-1 VSX NGX
Calamos Investments is an investment firm that provides money management services to corporations, public and private institutions, pension funds, insurance companies and individuals. "As a part of the fast-paced financial industry, our network must reliably function at all times," said Garry Winer, Senior VP of Enterprise Services for Calamos Investments. "Internet security is crucial for us, and we really needed a solution that was robust yet didn't hinder us with complex policy configurations and cumbersome management. Check Point's VPN-1 VSX NGX provides Calamos Investments with a wide range of security capabilities, and our administrators have the luxury of a security solution that makes their lives easier."
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Check Point VPN-1 VSX NGX starts at $24,000 for 10 virtual gateways and will be available in early Q4. For more information on Check Point VPN-1 VSX NGX, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/products/vpn-1vsx/index.html
The NGX platform delivers a unified security architecture that enables enterprises to reduce the cost and complexity of security management and ensure that their defenses can easily adapt to new and evolving threats. VPN-1 VSX is the latest solution to be added to the NGX series.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm product line is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of PCs from hackers, spyware and data 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 over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of more than 2,200 Check Point partners in 88 countries. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050919/196054.html?.v=1