New gateway security product for data centres, telcos and cloud providers

  • Organisations often have to choose security or speed, but both are equally critical
  • SGM260 blade delivers the power, extensibility and performance needed, company claims

New gateway security product for data centres, telcos and cloud providersCHECK Point Software Technologies Ltd has announced the launch of its new Security Gateway Module (SGM) 260 for its 61000 Security System.
Aimed at data centres, telecommunications and cloud service providers, the 61000 is the industry's fastest security system, the company claimed. The SGM260 blade takes that performance to a new level, doubling firewall and IPS (intrusion prevention system) aggregated throughput to up to 400 Gbps and 130 Gbps respectively.
Additionally, the SGM260 blade also doubles the 61000's security power up to 33,000 SecurityPower Units (SPUs), Check Point said in a statement.

“While organisations often face the dilemma of having to choose security or speed, both protection and performance are equally critical to securing today's high-performance network environments,” said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point.
“The SGM260 blade on our high-end 61000 security system delivers the power, extensibility and performance needed to protect the data centre of the future,” he added.
The SGM260 blade boasts the highest port density of any security gateway, allowing for more segmentation and performance, Check Point claimed.
This in turn gives organisations greater flexibility to deploy Check Point's advanced security technologies based on their network needs, the company said.
Check Point's Software Blade Architecture enables the deployment of any combination of multi-layered protections, including: Firewall, VPN, IPS, Application Control, Identity Awareness, URL
Filtering, Anti-spam, Antivirus, Anti-Bot, Data Loss Prevention, Mobile Access and Threat Emulation.

For more information on product functionality and specifications, click here. For pricing and availability information, click here.
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