Network security suite from Check Point addresses key themes

Check Point has announced the release of a new network security suite with four new blades.

Named the R75, it said that this is the latest version of its network security suite, which is based on its software blade architecture. It is the first release to implement elements of the Check Point 3D Security vision that combines policies, people and enforcement for stronger protection across all layers of security.

Included are four new software blades for identity awareness, application control, data loss prevention (DLP) and mobile access. The identity awareness blade enables organisations to manage security policies by users and groups and offers organisations application and access control through the creation of accurate identity-based policies, according to Check Point.

Also new is the application control software blade that brings a modern approach to application control by providing a combination of robust security technology, user awareness and broad application control.

Utilising Check Point's UserCheck technology to engage employees in the remediation process and allowing IT administrators to tailor application usage policies based on level of risk and user needs, Check Point said that the application control software blade delivers application visibility by leveraging Check Point AppWiki, which now has over 100,000 Web 2.0 application and widgets.

Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point, said: “We are pleased to bring to market a release that delivers on our vision of 3D Security. Check Point R75 enables customers to extend the firewall into a multi-functional and multi-dimensional gateway that consolidates protections into a single, unified solution – allowing customers to enforce the security controls they need to respond to evolving needs and threats.

“Today's corporations need to do more than layer technologies to secure their business. They need to develop a security blueprint that supports their corporate needs, while strengthening their information security. Check Point R75 takes them in that direction, providing a strong foundation for 3D Security in a single, unified solution.”

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