Check Point Abra secures virtual workspace

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 07, 2010

Check Point Abra to secure virtual workspace via USB

Check Point Software Technologies has launched
Abra, a solution that provides businesses with a
secure virtual workspace through a USB drive. The Israel-based in association with
SanDisk has created this device, which enables mobile workers can access files and applications anywhere and

Abra can turn any
PC into a fully secure corporate desktop and provides users access to company
emails, files and applications anywhere whether offline or online through
integrated virtual private network (VPN) connectivity. Abra loads itself
automatically on any PC, and contains local encrypted storage to protect any data
stored on the device.
said Bhaskar Bakthavatsalu, regional
director India & SAARC, Check Point Technologies.

Generally remote workers and contractors
accessing the corporate network through personal or third-party equipment can
put businesses sensitive data at risk and threaten the network. But with Abra,
users can simply plug the USB drive
into a Windows-based PC and enter their credentials to immediately turn any PC
into a corporate desktop.

To safeguard sensitive data stored
on Abra, the device utilizes several advanced security measures. Hardware and
software encryption protects data at rest and when in use. Program control
regulates the types of applications used by Abra to protect the corporate network
from malware associated with unauthorized applications. Finally, virtualization
technology isolates an Abra work session from the host PC, ensuring sensitive
data remains on Abra and preventing data loss.

The device is available in India, available in 4GB and 8GB USBs priced at $140 (Approx Rs 6400) and $210 (Approx Rs 9400) respectively.