Check Point Software Technologies has completed the acquisition of the Nokia security appliance business.


This will mean that Nokia IP appliances are now available from Check Point, eliminating the need to obtain two separate licenses from two different vendors, easing procurement and deployment.


In addition to Check Point UTM-1 and Power-1 appliances, businesses can purchase former Nokia IP hardware running Check Point security software.


Speaking at the Check Point experience in February, Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer at the company, claimed that the integration with Nokia would present a ‘new set of challenges', including how to build the next generation of applications and security platforms.


Announcing the acquisition, Shwed said: “Through the acquisition, we'll be able to better meet customers' needs and preferences with the latest security software on the leading hardware platforms.


“Our unique Software Blade architecture allows customers to select the exact security protections they need for a given environment, and our comprehensive line of appliances lets customers deploy their custom gateway on the hardware of their choice. By combining the resources and technologies of the two companies, Check Point is poised to once again redefine the industry.”