Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced its new Multi-Domain Management software blades – Global Policy and Security Domain – that deliver virtual security management to businesses of all sizes. The new software blades enable businesses to segment their security management into virtual domains while consolidating their hardware infrastructure. In addition, the new software blades allow for stronger and better security with the deployment of consistent global policies across all domains.
To handle the increasing security complexity of their environment, IT administrators can now simplify management by segmenting security into virtual domains based on location, business unit or security function. The Multi-Domain Management software blades, based on proven Provider-1 technology, help administrators consolidate their security management while simultaneously preserving the independence of each domain. For example, businesses can centralize the configuration and management of their firewall, VPN, IPS and other security protections across domains while maintaining separation of duties across each security function with a granular role-based administration. In addition, through the Global Policy Software Blade, administrators can achieve better and stronger security by enforcing a common security baseline and sharing a common network topology across multiple domains.
“Check Point has led innovation in the security management market for close to two decades, helping organizations achieve greater operational efficiency and better overall security,” said Oded Gonda, vice president of network security at Check Point Software Technologies. “Today, we introduce a unique and flexible solution that further simplifies security while leveraging customers’ existing infrastructure, at an unbeatable price point for any businesses.”
Customers can easily deploy the Multi-Domain Management Software Blades into their current security management, simplifying IT administration and leveraging their existing infrastructure. With a single click of the mouse, organizations can expand their security management at any time, deploying new security domains for as little as $1,500 per Domain Software Blade. Check Point’s Multi-Domain Software Blades are also available as dedicated SMART-1 appliances for easy plug-and-play.
“The Multi-Domain Management blade has been critical to our success by giving us the ability to separate our environments by management function,” said Brian Clark, network engineer at Commonwealth Financial Network. “With this separation we are able to delegate responsibilities on a per function and user basis as our security administration policies change.”
Key features and benefits of the Multi-Domain Management Software Blade:
• Centralized monitoring for all gateways and multi-domain system components in a single management console;
• Increased management flexibility and accuracy with enhanced role-based administration and granular control;
• Increased efficiency with consistent global policies across domains;
• Reduced hardware investment and overall lower total cost of ownership.
“Our Software Blade architecture makes it easy for companies to consolidate their security management. With today’s newest software blades, it is now easy to segment this security management into virtual domain providing the benefits of consolidation while maintaining the flexibility needed for each domain,” concluded Gonda.
The Check Point Multi-Domain Management Software Blades 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, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point 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 innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.