Story image

Check Point launches hyperscale network security solution

23 Jan 2019

Check Point has introduced Check Point Maestro, a hyperscale network security solution. 

Check Point Maestro enables businesses of any size to enjoy flexible cloud-level security platforms, and to expand their existing security gateways to hyperscale capacity.

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) senior principal analyst Jon Oltsik says, “Today’s threat landscape is evolving at a rapid rate. That means businesses must turn to agile cybersecurity platforms that can scale very quickly.”

“Check Point’s solutions continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of enterprises, with capabilities to combat zero-day attacks while limiting disruption to day-to-day business practices.”

With Check Point Maestro, organisations can scale up their existing Check Point security gateways on demand, in the same way as spinning up new servers and compute resources in public clouds. 

Maestro enables a single gateway to expand to the capacity and performance of 52 gateways in minutes, giving companies elastic flexibility and enabling massive Terabit/second firewall throughput.

This scalability enables organisations to support 5G networks’ high data rates and ultra-low latency, and secure the largest, most resource-hungry environments, setting new standards in hyperscale network security.

“Check Point Maestro extends the Gen V security capabilities of our Infinity architecture into hyperscale environments. 

Check Point product management VP Itai Greenberg says, “It ensures organisations can secure their dynamic, evolving environments without limits, now and in the future.”

“The principle behind Maestro is simple:  it enables organisations to start with their existing security implementations, no matter how small, and scale their protection according to their changing business needs.”

Check Point Maestro delivers new capabilities:

  • Hyperscale security:  customers can scale up their existing gateways of any size on-demand, to support over 50 times their original throughput within minutes.  It gives seamless expansion to hyperscale security, while protecting organisations’ existing investments.  
  • Cloud-level resiliency:  Maestro is a unified security system that can offer cloud-level resilience and reliability to all organisations’ deployments, with Check Point’s HyperSync giving telco-grade clustering and full redundancy.  
  • Operational efficiency: It is managed intuitively by Maestro Security Orchestrator, which controls all of an organisation’s gateways as one unified security system, minimising management overhead.

New 6500 and 6800 security gateways

The new 6500 and 6800 security appliances set new standards of protection against fifth-generation threats targeting mid-size and larger enterprise networks, while offering scalability.  

Combining Check Point’s Threat Prevention suite with SandBlast Zero-Day protection, with purpose-built hardware, the 6500 and 6800 gateways deliver the power to inspect SSL-encrypted network traffic without compromising on performance or uptime.

The 6500 gives 20Gbps raw firewall bandwidth, and 3.4Gbps of threat prevention output. 

The 6800 gives 42Gbps raw firewall bandwidth and 9Gbps threat prevention output. They support connectivity up to 40GbE and feature SSD and Dual SSD storage options in a 1U chassis. 

“The new 6000 series gateways consolidate threat prevention, emulation, and extraction into a platform,” says Greenberg

Chillisoft rounds out portfolio with file integrity vendor
Tripwire is the fourth vendor for Chillisoft in six months, adding critical security controls, vulnerability management and file integrity monitoring.
ESET researchers break down latest arsenal of the infamous Sednit group
At the end of August 2018, the Sednit group launched a spear-phishing email campaign, in which it distributed shortened URLs that delivered first-stage Zebrocy components.
Google 'will do better' after G Suite passwords exposed since 2005
Fourteen years is a long time for sensitive information like usernames and passwords to be sitting ducks, unencrypted and at risk of theft and corruption.
Who's watching you? 
With privacy an increasing concern amongst the public, users should be more aware than ever of what personal data companies hold.
Fake apps on Google Play scamming users out of cryptocurrency
Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play have been discovered to be phishing and scamming users out of cryptocurrency, according to a new report from ESET.
Optic Security Group celebrates Axis accolade
Auckland-based business security systems provider Fortlock has picked up an award at Axis Communications’ annual Oceania Axis Partner Summit 2019.
Managing data to comply with privacy regulations - Micro Focus
It’s crucial for organisations to be able to access, understand, and accurately classify the data they have so they know how to treat it.
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.