Check Point Software Technologies is a leading supplier of firewall software and firewall/VPN security appliances. Check Point developed the first security product to use stateful packet inspection and is now most famous for the ZoneAlarm series of software firewalls for PCs. Check Point has provided security software for firewall/VPN appliances marketed by major technology vendors including HP, IBM, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Siemens and Sun. Check Point's successful legacy products include FireWall 1, VPN-1, and the NGX platform. Current integrated security appliances from Check Point are based on the company's modular Software Blade architecture and include the UTM-1 family, the Series 80 appliance, and the Power-1 product line.
Progent's team of firewall experts includes Check Point specialists who have earned the Check Point Certified Systems Associate (CCSA) and Check Point Certified Systems Engineer (CCSE) certifications, and Progent is qualified to provide consulting and troubleshooting support for legacy as well as current versions of Check Point firewall and VPN technology.
Check Point's Current Line of Products Supported by Progent
Check Point's current line of integrated firewall/VPN security appliances include desktop and rack-mount devices that support a broad spectrum of environments ranging from remote users and branch offices to enterprise data centers. These advanced devices are built around Check Point's Software Blade architecture, which makes it possible to add features incrementally without installing new hardware and to manage a variety of security appliances from a central software console. Check Point's current firewall/VPN products supported by Progent include:
Check Point UTM-1 Edge and UTM-1 Firewall/VPN Family: Check Point UTM-1 firewall/VPN appliances come in two families. The UTM-1 Edge family is packaged in a desktop form factor and is intended for remote users and small or branch offices with up to 100 users. The UTM-1 family of security appliances are available in desktop or rack-mountable chassis, include security acceleration and multi-site management capabilities, and can handle the firewall and remote connectivity requirements of small-to-midsize companies and branch offices. Check Point's UTM-1 Edge N-Series has embedded NGX software and features six 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports. Firewall throughput is 1 Gbps, VPN throughput is 200 Mbps, and IPS performance is 30 Mbps. The device can support 60,000 concurrent user sessions.
Check Point's UTM-1 3070 is available in a 1U rack-mountable chassis and supports Check Point's Software Blade architecture. This high-end member of the UTM-1 family features 10 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and offers firewall throughput of 10 Gbps, VPN throughput of 1.1 Gbps, and IPS performance of 4.4 Gbps. The UTM-1 3070 can handle 1.1 million concurrent user sessions.
Check Point Series 80 Appliance: Check Point's Series 80 Appliance is an integrated security device shipped in a desktop form factor and designed to provide high-performance and high port density for remote and branch offices. In addition to offering firewall protection, the Series 80 also supports both IPsec and SSL VPN tunneling. The Series 80 supports Check Point's Software Blade architecture and features 10 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports. Firewall throughput is 1.5 Gbps, VPN throughput is 220 Mbps, and IPS performance is 720 Mbps. The Series 80 can support 150,000 concurrent user sessions.
Check Point Power-1 Family: Check Point Power-1 integrated security appliances are intended for campuses, data centers, or other environments that require very high-performance routing, firewall, and IPsec VPN capability. This series of rack-mountable 2U devices can all be upgraded to universal threat management (UTM) capability, and each supports 1.2 million concurrent sessions and 1,024 VLANs. Check Point's Power-1 5075 supports up to 14 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and two optional 10Gb ports. Firewall throughput is 9 Gbps, VPN throughput is 2.4 Gbps, and IPS performance is 7.5 Gbps. The top-of-the-line Power-1 11085 supports up to 18 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and four optional 10Gb ports. Firewall throughput is 30 Gbps, VPN throughput is 4.5 Gbps, and IPS performance is 15 Gbps.
Check Point Legacy Products Supported by Progent
As a pioneer in the firewall/VPN market, Check Point has built a sizable installed base of legacy single-purpose and integrated services products. Progent's security engineers have supported Check Point technology for more than a decade and can provide expert consulting, management, and troubleshooting services for older products or assistance for upgrading to newer models. Legacy Check Point products supported by Progent include:
Check Point VPN-1 Pro VPN/Firewall: VPN-1 Pro provides intelligent and reliable security for stopping attacks while simplifying business communications across the Internet. A tightly integrated combination of Firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention, VPN-1 Pro is built on Stateful Inspection, Application Intelligence, and One-Click VPN technologies. SmartCenter, Check Point's centralized management solution, provides unified threat management.
Check Point VPN-1 Edge Firewall: The VPN-1 Edge provides secure connectivity from remote branch and partner offices to the corporate network. With VPN-1/FireWall-1 technology, multiple high-availability features, and extensive networking capabilities, VPN-1 Edge provides secure, reliable, and immediate connection to applications and other corporate resources.
Check Point NGX: The NGX platform delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal, Web, and endpoint security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets.
Check Point Express NGX: Check Point Express NGX is a comprehensive VPN/security solution designed to meet the Internet security needs of mid-sized businesses with up to 500 users. Check Point Express NGX delivers the essential security elements required by a mid-sized business in a single affordable solution that includes firewall, VPN, network and application attack protection plus multi-site, centralized management.
Nokia Firewalls: Nokia's family of purpose-built, high-performance firewall/VPN appliances incorporates Check Point's VPN-1 technology to protect and extend the network perimeter for small office to carrier-class applications. Nokia's firewall/VPN appliances provide strong security by combining Check Point's software with Nokia IPSO, a hardened, security-specific operating system.
How Progent Can Help with Check Point Technology
Progent's Check Point consultants can help you select and deploy Check Point software and firewall/VPN appliances powered by Check Point technology to provide an affordable and effective security solution for your corporate network. Progent can help you integrate Check Point products and technology with security products from other vendors and provide a single source of on-going technical support, maintenance, training and consulting expertise. Progent can also help you evaluate the business case for upgrading your legacy Check Point products to newer technology, and can assist you to plan and manage a seamless migration to the latest firewall/VPN solutions.
Progent can save you time and money by providing Check Point consulting and troubleshooting services online, eliminating travel delays and expenses and maximizing network availability. Progent has successfully delivered remote support to small businesses in every state in the United States (see Progent's customer testimonials).
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