Check Point is to launch new virtual systems to allow businesses to consolidate their security gateways onto a single appliance or open server.

With each virtual system having customised software blade protections and policies, up to 250 can be consolidated onto a single gateway. This allows users to build secure private clouds on any gateway or open server, according to Check Point.

The company also said that the virtual systems allow users to use the GAiA's OS, which was launched in April of this year, to enable organisations to benefit from over eight times more concurrent connections than previous versions (VSX).

Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point, said: “An effective way to minimise complexity and cost is through security virtualisation. Check Point has been providing customers with virtual firewalls on dedicated systems for years, now we are taking virtualisation to the next level by enabling customers to provision virtual systems on every gateway and with the breadth of software blade protections.

“With Check Point virtual systems, we're pleased to provide customers a way to consolidate multiple gateways on one device, while offering enhanced security performance and scalability based on GAiA OS and patented VSLS technology. Organisations now have the ability to truly leverage the power of virtualised security and deploy all of the protections they need using virtual systems just as they do with their physical gateways.”