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Check Point rolls out unified security management

Antony Savvas

Check Point Software has unveiled the NGX platform, a unified security system to improve protection provided by the company's perimeter, internal and web security solutions.

NGX delivers new features and extended functionality to more than 20 Check Point products and provides additional core technologies such as application intelligence, SecureXL and Smart management architecture. 

Enhancements include unified and cheaper perimeter, internal and web security management, with administrators centrally defining and managing all lines of defence from a single console.

There are also expanded intelligent inspection technologies that secure more network and application types, including the confidentiality and availability of voice over IP communications. 

Advanced VPN capabilities, such as dynamic routing, allow enterprises to manage large and complex networks more efficiently with fewer resources, according to Check Point.

Chris Christiansen, an analyst at IDC, said, "The average enterprise customer is plagued with too many devices to manage, a corporate security policy that is difficult to enforce and monitor, and an inability to comprehend or respond to threats in real-time. 

"An intelligent approach would be to fully integrate management into the core architecture. With the NGX platform, Check Point is on the right track to deliver this capability to enterprise customers."

Check Point NGX will be available before the end of the month. Existing customers with a Check Point software subscription will be able to upgrade for free.


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