SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

May 30, 2012 04:00 ET

Check Point Introduces New Security Acceleration Module With Advanced SecurityCore™ Technology for High Performance in Low Latency Environments

Optimized for Financial Trading Applications, the Security Acceleration Module Features 108 Security Cores to Provide Customers an Unprecedented Combination of Security and Performance

BERLIN--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the introduction of the new Security Acceleration Module designed to meet the unique needs of high-performance and low latency customer environments. With Check Point's advanced SecurityCore™ technology, the Security Acceleration Module enables customers to achieve 110 Gbps of firewall throughput and sub-five micro second (5 µs) latency -- enabling the industry's highest-performing two rack-unit firewall.

For many high-performance applications and data-centers, low network latency is a critical success factor. For example, financial trading and investment companies rely on rapid execution of transactions, where opportunities can appear and disappear in microseconds. For such performance-sensitive environments, the Security Acceleration Module offers an unprecedented combination of security and performance.

The Security Acceleration Module features innovative, purpose-built SecurityCore™ hardware technology that uses the power of parallel processing to accelerate key security operations. With 108 security cores, network security traffic can be offloaded from the general purpose CPU to the Security Acceleration Module, enabling customers to run many security functions in highly-demanding network environments.

"Many companies running high-performance network applications are faced with the competing demands of security and speed," said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. "By providing innovative technology and access to a large number of security cores, the Security Acceleration Module allows customers to significantly boost network performance to near wire speed so security and performance doesn't have to be a choice."

The Security Acceleration Module is ideal for financial trading companies, service providers and data centers where network latency has a critical impact on their business. The new Security Acceleration Module delivers unprecedented hardware acceleration capabilities, significantly boosting performance and enabling customers to achieve a session rate of 300,000 connections per second and a forwarding rate of 60 million packets per second with only microseconds of network latency. These new levels of performance enable customers to secure even the highest performing applications and maintain the flow of business.

Key features of the Security Acceleration Module:

  • Designed for Low Latency Environments - Ideal for transaction-oriented environments, the acceleration module delivers sub five micro-seconds of network latency, enabling security in high-performance environments with minimal latency.

  • New SecurityCore™ Technology - With purpose-built hardware acceleration to improve the power of security processing, the Security Acceleration Module features 108 dedicated security cores for ultra-fast security performance.

  • Maximum Security and Performance - Offers maximum security and performance of business-critical applications, with up to 110 Gbps of firewall throughput and an overall system power boost to 2,900 SecurityPower™ Units in the 21400 Appliance. Customers also benefit from lightning fast performance with 300,000 connections per second and 9X the forwarding rate with up to 60 million packets per second.

"We're pleased to introduce our Security Acceleration Module with its advanced SecurityCore technology, bringing customers the best of both worlds -- proven security protections with industry-leading performance," concluded Dor.

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The Security Acceleration Module is available for purchase immediately through the Check Point worldwide network of value-added resellers. To find a Check Point partner, visit:

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, 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.

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