Check Point simplifies public and private cloud security

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 16, 2010

chkpointcloudCheck Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), network security solution provider announced the new Security Gateway Virtual Edition (VE) with VMsafe integration that secures the cloud firewall and protects dynamic virtual environments from both internal and external security threats. The new Security Gateway VE is based on Check Point’s software blade architecture, enabling businesses to leverage the same flexible and comprehensive security solutions available on physical networks – including firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention – to meet the special security, networking and management needs of virtual environments.

Checkpoint 1“Securing dynamic virtual environments is extremely challenging as it involves protection from external threats and inspection of internal traffic between virtual machines”, commented Bhaskar Bakthavatsalu, Regional Director – India & SAARC, Check Point Software Technologies. “The new Check Point Security Gateway VE provides plug and play security for virtual machines. It also simplifies security management with unified administration of physical and virtualized environments.”

Security Gateway VE is designed to ensure organizations can secure inter-VM traffic and external networks with granular firewall policies and integrated intrusion prevention capabilities to protect against malicious and unwanted network activities. Organizations can automatically apply security policies to all existing or future virtual machines, without changing the existing network topology or experiencing downtime during live migration. With Security Gateway VE, customers are able to meet both the traditional network traffic requirements and the dynamic requirements needed to protect data at the hypervisor level, ensuring they have the most comprehensive security for virtual environments.

“Security remains a top priority for any company looking at deploying virtualization. By partnering with Check Point, customers benefit from a breadth of security solutions for VMware environments,” said Parag Patel, VP, Global Strategic Alliances at VMware.

With VMware VMsafe integration, Security Gateway VE can be deployed easily and consistently across the infrastructure to achieve greater visibility, manageability, and enforcement of standard security policies.