Check Point VPN-1 UTM Edge All-In-One Appliance Simplifies Security Deployment With Integrated ADSL Modem And Network Access Control

By | June 19, 2006

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the immediate availability of Check Point VPN-1® UTM Edge with built-in ADSL modem, an all-in-one appliance that simplifies security deployment without decreasing the level of security or manageability for companies with branch offices.

Check Point VPN-1 UTM Edge with ADSL includes all the necessary components for remote offices by consolidating comprehensive security, ADSL, WiFi, and print server support to enable businesses to get remote offices up and running quickly with the same security and complete network protection as core offices and data centers are throughout the organization. Complete network protection is enabled via Cooperative Enforcement(TM) with the Check Point Integrity endpoint security solution. This allows administrators to enforce endpoint compliance with corporate security policies before granting access onto the branch office network.

With new support for industry initiatives such as 802.1x port-based authentication for better network access control, VPN-1 UTM Edge protects the core and branch office network. Cooperative Enforcement with the Check Point Integrity endpoint security solution enables administrators to check a computer´s compliance to a security policy before it is allowed onto the branch office network. Secure enforcement of industry regulations through open standards ensures compliance without locking companies into a single vendor´s vision.

VPN-1 UTM Edge can be deployed by companies in under five minutes to securely connect remote offices without on-site IT staff and without additional equipment to purchase. With all-in-one security powerful stateful inspection firewall, industrial strength intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus and IPSEC VPN, VPN-1 UTM Edge also contains wide support for ADSL and WLAN protocols to provide companies with the most flexibility and interoperability in deployment. Security management is made simple with a unified security architecture that operates on a single console and policy to provide total control and visibility into the entire enterprise; this provides companies with the ability to examine logs from all locations in a single view.

“Too often, people think easy-to-use means less secure or less manageable,” said Dave Burton, director of product marketing for Check Point Software Technologies. “Customers of VPN-1 UTM Edge can testify that simple deployment, centralized management, consistent security, network access control and scalability can be synonymous with ease-of-use and can help organizations secure a common weak link in the enterprise network chain the branch office. VPN-1 UTM Edge has a strong history of combining enterprise-class security and plug-and-play simplicity at remote sites and continues that reputation with its latest enhancements.”

New features in VPN-1 UTM Edge include:

Complete Branch Office Connectivity– Latest ADSL2+ Standard Modem drastically simplifies deployment by condensing features into one box — including support for the latest ADSL2+ standard, ADSL2, T.1413, G.DMT and G.Lite. By condensing the number of boxes to purchase or rent, deployment is simplified and there are less boxes to maintain.

Endpoint Security Enforcement — 802.1x Port-based authentication to RADIUS server ensures that branch office users are not a threat to the network by dynamically assigning users to proper VLAN. Cooperative enforcement with the Check Point Integrity endpoint security solution enables administrators to check a computer´s compliance to a security policy before it is allowed onto the branch office network.

Enables Secure Virtual Access Points Up to four SSID (WLAN identifiers) can be included on a single VPN-1 UTM Edge appliance, enabling administrators to provision WLAN services based on the level of trust of an individual — for example, limiting guests exclusively to the Internet.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for VPN-1 UTM Edge starts at $600 and is available immediately.

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