SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

January 21, 2014 09:30 ET

Check Point Delivers Breakthrough Security to High-Performance Networks

New Security Gateway Module Boosts the 61000 Security System to 400 Gbps

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the launch of its new Security Gateway Module (SGM) 260 for the 61000 Security System. Developed to bring cutting-edge security with scalable performance to data centers, telecommunications and cloud service providers, the 61000 is the industry's fastest security system. The SGM260 blade takes that performance to a new level, doubling firewall and IPS aggregated throughput to up to 400 Gbps and 130 Gbps respectively. Additionally, the SGM260 blade also doubles the 61000's security power up to 33,000 SecurityPower™ Units (SPU).

"While organizations often face the dilemma of having to choose security or speed, both protection and performance are equally critical to securing today's high-performance network environments," said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies. "The SGM260 blade on our high-end 61000 security system delivers the power, extensibility and performance needed to protect the data center of the future."

The SGM260 blade boasts the highest port density of any security gateway, allowing for more segmentation and performance. This in turn gives organizations greater flexibility to deploy Check Point's advanced security technologies based on their network needs. Check Point's award-winning Software Blade Architecture enables the deployment of any combination of multi-layered protections, including: Firewall, VPN, IPS, Application Control, Identity Awareness, URL Filtering, Anti-spam, Antivirus, Anti-Bot, Data Loss Prevention, Mobile Access and Threat Emulation.

Key features of the SGM260 include:

  • Unparalleled performance of up to 33,000 SPU
  • Up to 400 Gbps of firewall and up to 130 Gbps IPS throughput
  • Connection capacity of over 200 million concurrent connections
  • Enhanced large scale data center and private cloud connectivity with up to 60x10GbE and up to 8x40GbE port density
  • Smooth performance scaling process with "zero downtime" when adding SGM260 blades to existing 61000 chassis

For more information on product functionality and specifications, please visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/61000-appliances/index.html

Pricing and Availability

The SGM260 is available immediately. For more information, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/sgm260/index.html

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.