Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that FXCM, Inc., a global online provider of foreign exchange trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide, has deployed the Check Point 12000 and 4000 series appliances to secure the link between its data centers, headquarters, remote offices and liquidity sources. Check Point 12000 and 4000 series appliances are based on the Check Point Software Blade Architecture™ and provide FXCM with a mix of flexibility, high-performance throughput and multi-layered protection in a comprehensive and cost-effective package.
“Check Point’s security solution enables our entire network stack to operate in a single ecosystem,” said Ryan Leonard, director of production engineering at FXCM. “The management interface gives us a single pane of glass to monitor our security posture across many different tools at once -- we can’t get that anywhere else.”
The Check Point Software Blade Architecture provides FXCM with integrated security tools to protect the company from a proliferation of ongoing and emerging threats. The software blades are easily managed from a single, centralized console, and additional protections can be added without the cost of new hardware. This saves FXCM deployment and management time and significantly reduces its hardware expenditures. The Check Point solution also ensures that FXCM meets and exceeds government regulatory compliance standards, such as PCI, SOX and other regulations. FXCM leverages a number of Check Point Software Blades including; Firewall, IPS, IPsec VPN, DLP, and Application Control.
“With our distributed network, it’s nice to have the ability to enable additional security technologies, which would normally be a whole different appliance, with the single click of button,” added Leonard.
The Check Point 12000 and 4000 series appliances support a range of security solutions to help businesses overcome the countless number of threats encountered in today’s IT environments – integrating more security functions, while improving bandwidth and accelerating network speeds. The security appliances are designed to optimize Check Point's award-winning Software Blade Architecture and support the company's vision for 3D security, combining policies, people and enforcement for unbeatable protection. With advanced multi-core technology, customers benefit from outstanding performance providing businesses with the trusted security they need and the performance levels they want.
“We trust Check Point as a company and their products; there is nothing in the industry today that comes close,” concluded Leonard.
The Check Point 12000 and 4000 series appliances can be purchased through the Check Point worldwide network of value-added resellers.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with 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 develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.