Check Point Launches Firewall for Virtual Apps

VPN1-VE security solution is designed for VMware ESX and ESXi environments

This week, Check Point Software Technologies released the VPN-1 Virtual Edition (VE), a "virtual firewall" for virtual applications.

The VPN-1 VE protects and segregates applications stored in a single server "as if they were still located on separate servers," the company said in a press release.

The product also integrates with Check Point's other security solutions, allowing users to manage their Check Point solutions from one interface. This integration with other Check Point products, as well as the reduced need to buy other security products to protect virtual apps, can lead to lower management costs, according to the company.

Check Point's VPN-1 VE also features "a preconfigured solution" designed for VMware ESX and ESXi, and the ability for quick deployment for the purpose of disaster recovery or provisioning. It also features "unifed logging" across the entire security infrastructure, resulting in easier auditing and compliance management.

"Virtual systems are part of the overall network and need to be protected with the same level of security provided for physical appliances.," said Ofer Raz, Check Point's director of platforms and infrastructure, in a prepared statement. "VPN-1 VE demonstrates Check Point's commitment to protecting corporations as new technologies enter the network. Check Point's open architecture provides customers with unparalleled, centrally managed security across both physical networks and virtual environments."

For more information, go to http://www.checkpoint.com/products/vpn-1_ve/index.html. Pricing information is available at http://pricelist.checkpoint.com.

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