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High performance security gateway for data centres

Check Point : 22 April, 2009  (New Product)
Flexible Power-1 11000 series of high performance gateways combine software blade architecture with Xeon 5500 processing power for serving large networks
Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new high-end Power-1 series of appliances designed to meet the heavy demands of large enterprises and data centres.

The Power-1 11000 series is the first to feature simple and flexible field performance upgradability, providing customers appliance scalability without a forklift upgrade. The appliances are also the first security gateways to benefit from the latest Intel Xeon processor 5500 chipset (Nehalem) announced earlier this year. Combined with Check Point's innovative Software Blade Architecture, the Power-1 11000 appliances provide customers the best threat protection at the highest performance in the most extensible way.

The Power-1 11000 series offers businesses world-class firewall performance of up to 25 Gbps throughput combined with breakthrough intrusion prevention (IPS) performance of up to 14 Gbps, ensuring the availability of vital applications in the most demanding environments. The series includes the Power-1 11065, 11075 and 11085 models, and provides customers the ability to easily boost the performance by up to 66 percent from the lowest to the highest model, through a simple field upgrade.

"Businesses need flexible, extensible security solutions that perform at high-levels, capable of adapting to today's evolving threats," said Dr Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point. "With the Power-1 11000, we've developed a series of appliances enabling customers to expand their security needs through our Software Blade Architecture and upgrade their performance without having to replace their entire appliance. This offers enterprise customers unprecedented flexibility."

High-performance Check Point Power-1 11000 appliances provide flexibility previously unavailable in a security appliance gateway. The extensibility of the Power-1 11000 series maximizes a business's investment, allowing customers to augment the performance and protection of the solution through an easy field upgrade. Each of the three Power-1 11000 appliances includes Intel Xeon 5500 processors and comes standard with five Software Blades, including market-leading Check Point firewall, VPN, IPS, advanced networking, and acceleration and clustering blades.

"By utilizing the power of the Intel Xeon 5500 processor family, Check Point is at the technology forefront for network security appliances," said Steve Price, director of marketing, Embedded Computing Division, Intel. "The Intel Xeon processor 5500 delivers outstanding performance and energy efficiency, and together with Check Point's innovations, provides enterprise customers a new level of firewall performance."

The Power-1 11000 series includes:

- The Power-1 11065, offering up to 15 Gbps of firewall throughput and 10 Gbps IPS performance, upgradable to 25 Gbps of firewall throughput

- The Power-1 11075, offering up to 20 Gbps of firewall throughput and 12 Gbps IPS performance, upgradable to 25 Gbps of firewall throughput

- The Power-1 11085, offering up to 25 Gbps of firewall throughput and 15 Gbps IPS performance

Features and benefits of the Power-1 11000 series include:

- Market-leading Firewall, VPN and IPS software blades for comprehensive security

- Check Point acceleration and clustering and advanced networking capabilities ensure availability of mission critical applications

- Simple activation of additional software blades, including full XTM, optimizes return on investment. Check Point Software Blades offer over 20 security functionality choices, such as anti-virus, anti-spam, VOIP security, URL filtering and more.

- Multi-tier intrusion prevention engine provides unrivaled preemptive threat protection

- Central management simplifies the administration of security policies and updates

- Remote, out-of-band control through lights-out management

- Convenient 2U form factor preserves rack space and conserves power

"With this new series of security appliances, Check Point continues to bring to market the latest technologies benefitting our customers, providing them with best-in-class threat protection and unparalleled scalability," concluded Dor.
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