Check Point has completed the acquisition of Nokia's security appliance operation, formalising a relationship which has been jointly developing hardware and software products for the past decade.
Nokia has specialised on the appliance front, with Check Point operating in the firewall, VPN and unified threat management applications markets.
Check Point has also revealed that an IP product range is going to be released shortly, which come preloaded with its security gateway applications.
"Through the acquisition, we will be able to better meet customers' needs and preferences with the latest security software on the leading hardware platforms," said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive at Check Point.
The security market has been heading towards appliances, which have the advantage of offering multiple products reducing management and licensing headaches.
A version of this story originally appeared on MicroScope.co.uk