Check Point has launched a range of new appliances to protect against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Developed with Radware, seven appliances have been launched to offer low latency, up to 12Gbps throughput and high port density of up to 16 ports. According to the company, the DDoS Protectors appliances safeguard organisations by blocking all major attack types, such as network floods, server floods, application layer DoS attacks and low-and-slow attacks.

The DDoS Protector appliance sits in front of an organisation's perimeter gateway and cleans the traffic from DDoS attacks before it reaches the main security gateway.  The appliances are integrated with the Check Point management suite to deliver a single point of control over security and provide visibility of security events.

Also using Check Point's SmartEvent, SmartLog and SmartViewTracker, customers benefit from current and historic views of their overall network security and DDoS attack status, said Check Point.

Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point, said: “The DDoS Protector appliance line marks our entrance into a new and critical area of network security.

“As the prevalence of DDoS attacks on enterprises continues to rise, it's important to enable our customers to protect themselves and mitigate one of the biggest security risks across today's threat landscape. Check Point DDoS Protector appliances protect organisations with an additional layer of security to stop DoS attacks in their tracks.”