Check Point has launched an acceleration module to increase the speed capabilities of its technology.

Featuring 108 security cores to increase security and performance, the company said that this was launched to meet the unique needs of high-performance and low-latency customer environments; it enables customers to achieve 110Gbps of firewall throughput and latency of under five microseconds.

The purpose-built SecurityCore hardware technology uses the power of parallel processing to accelerate key security operations, allowing network security traffic to be offloaded from the general-purpose CPU to the Security Acceleration Module, enabling customers to run many security functions in highly demanding network environments.

Speaking at the Check Point Experience in Berlin, CEO and founder Gil Shwed said both speed and performance are important for security networks, and the new application allows environments to run three times faster.

“This is a drive to a new level with 108 dedicated security cores and it is focused on security operations that they want to accelerate that keeps security at the highest level and fastest speed,” he said.

Dorit Dor, vice-president of products at Check Point, said: “By providing innovative technology and access to a large number of security cores, the Security Acceleration Module allows customers to significantly boost network performance to near wire speed so security and performance don't have to be a choice.”