CheckPoint updates security gateway

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CheckPoint updates security gateway

Antony Savvas

Check Point Software Technologies has updated its Check Point Connectra security gateway with version 2.0 of the SSL-based VPN device.

New features include secure browser and cache cleaning to enable secure access even in unmanaged environments such as an airport internet kiosk PC, endpoint host checking to make sure user devices conform to corporate security policies, and real-time security updates for remote users.

In addition, there is also the option of putting Connectra 2.0 on a standard Intel- or AMD-based PC or server instead of a Check Point appliance.

John Girard, an analyst at Gartner, said, "Endpoint security is an escalating problem as SSL VPNs go mainstream. Users need to be protected from the moment they start an SSL connection through the moment they have logged out."

Gonen Fink, Check Point vice-president of solutions and strategy, said, "Check Point is enabling the widest range of deployment options - whether customers are choosing to deploy security on the appliance model or a software-based deployment on open servers."

Connectra 2.0 costs from £4,700.


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