Check Point, the leader in Internet security software, and D-Link, the networking solutions provider, have announced an agreement to develop unified threat management solution for small and medium sized businesses.
D-Link will extend its current NetDefend line of business-class security solutions with security appliances based on Check Point´s Embedded NGX with Application Intelligence technology, which incorporates Check Point´s market-leading firewall and VPN software. The resulting D-Link NetDefend security appliances will offer SMBs a network security solution combining a stateful-inspection firewall, gateway antivirus, intrusion prevention, remote-access virtual private networking, and content filtering in on product.
NetDefend will be offer robust management features such as auto updating, built-in interfaces for outsourced 3rd party security management, and Check Point´s optional subscription services for ongoing protection from new and emerging threats.
“Our SMB customers will benefit from the combined experience and resources of two proven industry leaders with best-in-class protection and performance for their network solutions,” said Keith Karlsen, executive vice-president with D-Link. “This new relationship will strategically place both companies in a position to change the competitive dynamic in this market space, and we are pleased to team up with an industry leader like D-Link,” added Paul Weinstein, vice-president of business development with Check Point.