Check Point and SofaWare Unveil Upgraded Security Management Platform for Service Providers
Monday November 28, 8:00 am ET
Security Management Portal (SMP) 6.0 Enables Managed Security Service Providers to Efficiently Address the Growing Need for Security Outsource Services from Small Businesses
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2005--Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP - News), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, and SofaWare® Technologies Ltd., a Check Point company, today announced the release of version 6.0 of the Security Management Portal (SMP), a comprehensive network security management system designed specifically for service providers.
"We are seeing a growing demand from small businesses seeking outside expertise to help them with their network security issues," said Zohar Kaufman, vice president of research and development at SofaWare Technologies Ltd. "The SMP is a unique solution in that it is the only management product to also include a fully integrated subscriber management system."
SMP 6.0 empowers Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to develop packages for small businesses wishing to outsource their network security management needs. It provides a scalable method of managing, configuring and controlling anywhere from ten to tens of thousands of Safe@Office gateways, and is capable of delivering add-on subscription security services including software and antivirus updates, dynamic VPN, dynamic DNS, security reporting, Web filtering, antispam and vulnerability scanning.
"Combined with the new Safe@Office 500 series appliances also announced today, SMP 6.0 enables us to deliver industry leading, comprehensive and cost effective Internet security solutions to the Canadian Small and Medium Business market place," said Peter Cresswell, national practice manager, security at Bell Business Solutions. "The intuitive web-based interfaces allow us to significantly increase our efficiency and reduce training costs."
Some of the new benefits of the new SMP 6.0 include:
Vulnerability Scanning Service (VSS) - An integrated vulnerability scanner providing service providers with the ability to regularly scan subscriber networks for security vulnerabilities and firewall configuration errors. The vulnerability scanner is integrated with the SMP reporting module and allows automatic dispatching of graphic reports and alerts.
Gateway Antivirus and Intrusion Prevention Management Service - Control over signature updates and scanning policy. Real-time alerts of viruses, worms, phishing and denial of services attacks. Based on the new Embedded NGX 6.0 gateway antivirus and Application Intelligence technologies.
Secured Hotspots Management Service - Scalable, central management of large hotspot deployments, such as hotels or point of sales. Based on the new Embedded NGX 6.0 Secured Hotspots technology.
SOAP/XML based API - Standard interfaces that allows seamless integration with billing systems, customer care applications, or self provisioning websites.
Enhanced Graphical Monitoring and Reporting - Allows a service provider to be in full control of the status of all security gateways and servers.
Pricing and Availability
SMP 6.0 is scheduled to be available in December. Pricing ranges from $10 to $200 per gateway depending on the deployment size. For more information on SMP 6.0 and the Safe@Office appliances visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/smp/
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.
About SofaWare Technologies Ltd.
SofaWare Technologies Ltd. (www.sofaware.com), a Check Point company, makes secure Internet access simple and affordable for small businesses, consumers, and service providers seeking to deliver security services. Leveraging Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® technology, SofaWare embedded products allow commercial and residential broadband users to experience the same advanced security protection enjoyed by 97% of the Fortune 500. Through SofaWare's Security Management Portal (SMP(TM)), service providers and value-added resellers can deliver to their customers comprehensive security services, such as hands-free security updates, antivirus, antispam, content filtering, dynamic DNS, and remote monitoring for any device integrating SofaWare technology. SofaWare's solutions cover a range of devices from leading vendors, including Check Point VPN-1® Edge(TM), Check Point Safe@Office®, Nokia IP40 and NEC SecureBlade.
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Check Point Simplifies Internet Security for Small Businesses With New Safe@Office 500 Unified Threat Management (UTM) Appliances
Monday November 28, 8:00 am ET
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2005--Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP - News):
Check Point Next Generation (NGX) Technology Combined With SofaWare's Easy-to-Manage Architecture Offers All-in-One, Layered Security at a Highly Affordable Price; New Features Include Integrated Antivirus and Intrusion Prevention
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP - News) today announced the new Check Point Safe@Office® 500 and Safe@Office® 500W Unified Threat Management (UTM) security appliances, offering small businesses unsurpassed network protection against dynamic zero-hour Internet attacks in a single, easy-to-deploy and affordable solution.
"Now, Check Point's industry-leading enterprise network security is truly within reach for small businesses," said Laura Yecies, vice president at Check Point.
The Check Point Safe@Office 500 and 500W, powered by advanced technology developed by Check Point subsidiary SofaWare® Technologies Ltd., are all-in-one network security appliances featuring a firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, traffic shaping and Web filtering. The Safe@Office 500W integrates a 108Mbps extended range wireless access point with powerful wireless security and guest hotspot capabilities.
The Safe@Office 500 series supports a rich set of additional online services such as antivirus, security and firmware updates, providing zero-hour protection against rapidly propagating threats without any user intervention. It also has built-in interfaces that allow outsourcing security management to a trusted 3rd party.
"The new Safe@Office 500 series solves the security dilemma for small businesses," said Liran Eshel, chief executive officer of SofaWare Technologies. "Today's sophisticated hackers don't discriminate based upon the size of the target, yet true enterprise-level security has been elusive for these customers. Our new product line was designed to meet the specific needs and limited budgets of small offices without compromising the level of protection and without requiring complex set up and management."
Check Point Embedded NGX 6.0
Safe@Office 500 is based on the new Check Point Embedded NGX 6.0, the latest security software platform based on Check Point's market-leading Firewall-1® and VPN-1®, adapted by SofaWare Technologies to fit embedded devices. UTM security appliances are layered network security hardware solutions integrating multiple features -- including a network firewall, network intrusion prevention, and gateway anti-virus within one box.
Check Point Embedded NGX 6.0 offers the following new benefits:
Stateful Virus Protection -- High-throughput network based antivirus scanner for email, Web, file downloads or any other user defined port. Frequently updated to protect the office network against emerging computer viruses and phishing outbreaks.
Intrusion Prevention -- Proactive network and application layer protection based on Check Point's award winning Application Intelligence technology protects the network against worms and denial of service attacks and allows fine control over instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications.
Secured Hotspots -- Facilitates the creation of managed guest access networks with configurable Web-based authentication, temporary user accounts and RADIUS integration.
Advanced Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools -- Built-in traffic monitoring and packet capture tools control and monitor incoming and outgoing traffic to ensure efficient utilization of the office broadband connection.
Additional security and networking features include:
Cost-effective Secure Remote Access -- Extensive VPN capabilities allowing small businesses to increase productivity by providing remote access to teleworkers and employees on the road as well as securely interconnect remote branches over low-cost broadband connections.
Reliability and Efficiency -- Dual WAN, dialup backup and automatic failover between appliances assure that networks are up at all times. TrafficShaper (QoS) assists in optimizing traffic flow and allows allocated guaranteed bandwidth for critical applications.
"Many security appliances are difficult to set up and maintain, draining hours, if not days, from a busy, small business environment," said Don Fuller, program manager at 123SECURE.NET, a small business managed-service partner. "Our customers need an all-in-one solution with as little overhead in terms of time and money as possible. Safe@Office simplifies Internet security for our customers, making the entire process truly plug-and-play while offering the best security available today."
Pricing and Availability
The Safe@Office 500 series appliances are scheduled to be available in December. Pricing starts at $299 US for the appliance, and as low as $10 US annually per user for the firewall and antivirus subscriptions. The Check Point SecuRemote VPN Client is bundled with the product. For more information on Safe@Office appliances, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/smallbusiness
Check Point launches wireless router with built-in anti-virus
The device, developed by SofaWare using Check Point's NGX 6.0 security software platform, is aimed at small businesses.
Globes correspondent 28 Nov 05 16:24
Check Point (Nasdaq: CHKP) has announced a what is in effect a wireless router with built-in security capabilities, designed for small business.
The Check Point Safe@Office 500 and 500W, powered by technology developed by Check Point subsidiary SofaWare, are all-in-one network security appliances featuring a firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, traffic shaping and Web filtering. The Safe@Office 500W integrates a 108Mbps extended range wireless access point with wireless security and guest hotspot capabilities.
"The new Safe@Office 500 series solves the security dilemma for small businesses," said SofaWare Technologies CEO Liran Eshel. "Today's sophisticated hackers don't discriminate based upon the size of the target, yet true enterprise-level security has been elusive for these customers. Our new product line was designed to meet the specific needs and limited budgets of small offices without compromising the level of protection and without requiring complex set up and management."
Safe@Office 500 is based on the new Check Point Embedded NGX 6.0, the latest security software platform based on Check Point's Firewall-1 and VPN-1, adapted by SofaWare Technologies to fit embedded devices.
The Safe@Office 500 series appliances are scheduled to be available in December. Pricing starts at $299 US for the appliance, and at $10 annually per user for the firewall and antivirus subscriptions. The Check Point SecuRemote VPN Client is bundled with the product.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes.co.il - on November 28, 2005