D-Link and Check Point Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Unified Threat Management Solutions to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Monday January 16, 9:05 am ET
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP - News), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced an agreement to co-develop Unified Threat Management solutions for small and medium businesses.
D-Link will extend its current NetDefend line of business-class security solutions with security appliances based on Check Point's Embedded NGX(TM) with Application Intelligence (TM) technology, which incorporates Check Point's market-leading firewall and VPN software. The resulting D-Link NetDefend security appliances will offer SMBs an all-in-one network security solution combining an enterprise-class stateful inspection firewall, gateway antivirus, intrusion prevention, remote-access virtual private networking, and content filtering into a single, easy-to-use platform.
The NetDefend appliances will also come equipped with robust management features such as auto updating, built-in interfaces for outsourced 3rd party security management, and Check Point's optional subscription services for ongoing protection from new and emerging threats.
"Teaming with a respected partner such as Check Point allows us to expand and further fortify our already robust NetDefend security family of products for small and medium business," said Keith Karlsen, executive vice-president with D-Link. "Our SMB customers will benefit from the combined experience and resources of two proven industry leaders with best-in-class protection and performance for their network solutions."
"By combining Check Point's award-winning security technology with D-Link's networking expertise and relationships with value-added resellers, more small to medium businesses than ever will have access to a powerful all-in-one Internet and network security solution," added Paul Weinstein, vice-president of business development with Check Point. "This new relationship will strategically place both companies in a position to change the competitive dynamic in this market space, and we are pleased to team up with an industry leader like D-Link."
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060116/lam003.html?.v=34