Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Zhejiang Zhongda Futures Brokerage Co., Ltd., a leading brokerage firm in China, has deployed Check Point Abra, a secure virtual workspace, to provide its mobile workforce with full remote access to their corporate desktops anytime, anywhere – while safeguarding all company data on-the-go.
With 800 employees across 16 different branch offices in China and a growing mobile workforce, Zhongda required a robust data security and business continuity plan that would enable employees and maintain customer confidence. As a financial institution recognized by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Zhongda also needed to remain compliant, adhering to strict guidelines for information security, privacy and remote access.
“Check Point provides a high level of security protection for our mobile office automation strategy,” said Mr. Wang, IT manager of Zhongda Futures Brokerage Co., Ltd. “With Check Point Abra, we have given our employees the ability to securely access business critical applications and data from anywhere in the field, which has greatly increased employee productivity and flexibility. This is crucial, as we operate in an information sensitive and highly competitive industry environment.”
Check Point Abra turns any PC into a fully secure corporate desktop, enabling Zhongda users to access company Emails, files and applications anywhere whether offline or online through integrated virtual private network (VPN) connectivity. With Check Point Abra’s plug-and-play USB form factor, Zhongda employees can create a secure virtual workspace that keeps mobile data secure by segregating the virtual workspace from the host PC. Users can work offline from the encrypted USB drive or online using the Check Point Abra integrated VPN client.
Zhongda’s mobile data security strategy complements the firm’s approach to network security with its use of Check Point Software Blade Architecture™ – which integrates the company’s most critical protections, such as Firewall, IPSec VPN and Intrusion Prevention, in a single solution. “During our deployment, Check Point took into consideration our current and future security needs. Their solutions have exceptional scalability and have helped us simplify management by enabling us to manage network and endpoint policies from one console,” added Wang.
“We are pleased to help customers like Zhongda secure their business – upholding high security standards, while also encouraging the flow of business. Check Point has the ability to offer a variety of solutions that are designed to simplify security and address real customer needs,” concluded Leung.
About Zhejiang Zhongda Futures Brokerage
Established in 1993, Zhejiang Zhongda Futures Brokerage Co., Ltd. is backed up by its shareholders Zhejiang Materials Industry Group (One of the top 100 enterprises of Zhejiang province with a business volume of 100 billion of RMB) and a subsidiary of the publicly listed Zhongda Group (Shanghai Stock Exchange Code: 600704). Currently Zhejiang Zhongda Futures Brokerage Co., Ltd. is one of the directors of Shanghai Futures Exchange, as well as a member of Dalian Commodity Exchange, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange. Headquartered in Hangzhou, it has 16 operating units in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Yongkong, Wenling, Wenzhou, Haining, Kunming, Yiwu, Jiuquan, Nanjing, Hefei, Jinan, Shangyu and Ningbo. Its business performance is one of the top ten in China for years. Its corporate values are “integrity, professionalism and technology”. The company adopts a customer, market and quality orientated business approach to encourage rational investments. It is well poised to help customers create value and committed to provide them with comprehensive, professional and international services throughout China.
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.