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Check Point Introduces New Line of Security Management Appliances Based on the Software Blade Architecture

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the Check Point Smart-1™ security management appliance line. The new line of four appliances are the first to offer enterprises an extensible solution that unifies network, IPS and endpoint security policy management and provide up to 12 terabytes (TB) of integrated log storage. Through Smart-1 appliances, businesses can greatly improve administration efficiency and overall security.

Security administrators invest great effort into managing the security policies responsible for safeguarding networks and endpoints. The Smart-1 appliances are designed to ease the process. From one console, administrators can manage IPS, network and endpoint security policies, and through Check Point’s unique Software Blade architecture, customers can extend the standard capabilities of Smart-1 appliances by adding additional management blades as needed. Smart-1 appliances also streamline security management by offering integrated storage of log data from across multiple enterprise-wide devices. This significantly aids administrators meet compliance requirements and perform forensic analysis.

“Check Point Smart-1 solutions represent the next step in our effort to simplify security management for the enterprise while providing the highest levels of security,” said Dr. Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point. “Smart-1 takes the benefits of Check Point’s Software Blade architecture and brings that flexibility and extensibility to the network administrator, helping to enforce security policy across the organization.”

Check Point Smart-1 security management appliances offer enterprises easy log access with unsurpassed log storage and performance capabilities. Up to 12 TB of integrated RAID log storage provides approximately three years of enterprise-wide logs. System performance supports up to approximately 30,000 logs per second for high-throughput data capture. Combined with built-in Storage Area Networks (SAN) support including high performance fiber optic connectivity, Smart-1 appliances reduce the costs of acquiring, deploying and maintaining server attached distributed storage for customers.

The Smart-1 appliance line includes:

  • Smart-1 150: Security management for large enterprises and service providers with 150 gateways or more that provides up to 12 TB of integrated log storage
  • Smart-1 50: Security management for enterprises and service providers with 50 to 150 gateways that provides up to 4 TB of integrated log storage
  • Smart-1 25: Security management for enterprises with 25 to 50 gateways that provides 2 TB of integrated log storage
  • Smart-1 5: Security management for businesses with 5 to 25 gateways including up to 500 GB of integrated log storage

Features and benefits of the new Smart-1 security management appliances also include:

  • Software Blade architecture provides unparalleled security flexibility and extensibility, allowing customers to select the exact security management solutions they need and expand further with additional software blades
  • Library of 10 management software blades to choose from including: Network Policy Management, Endpoint Policy Management, Logging & Status, Monitoring, Management Portal, User Directory, IPS Event Analysis, Provisioning, Reporting, and Event Correlation
  • Check Point Provider-1® functionality is also included in Smart-1 50 and Smart-1 150 appliances, enabling multi-domain management by unifying data from multiple management servers.
  • Integrated Lights Out Management (LOM) provides out-of-band remote monitoring and management
  • Redundant and hot swappable components ensure a high degree of reliability, availability and serviceability
  • Hardware health check monitoring identifies problems before they arise
  • Smart-1 all-in-one devices preserve valuable data center rack and floor space and reduce power and cooling requirements

Additional information on Check Point Smart-1 appliances can be found at: www.checkpoint.com/products/smart-1/index.html.

“The new Smart-1 appliance line provides customers with a simplified and unified security management solution that ensures operational continuity even in the most demanding environments,” concluded Dor.

Pricing and Availability

Check Point Smart-1 appliances are available immediately and can be purchased through Check Point’s worldwide network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit us at: www.checkpoint.com/products/smart-1/index.html.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers 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 innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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