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Check Point's VPN-1 Line Now Puts Up United Front

Check Point Software Technologies today is rolling out additions to its VPN-1 line that incorporate unified threat management to help solution providers in securing branch office and enterprise networks.

Check Point’s VPN-1 UTM gateway addresses the need for stronger security and management tools in regional and branch offices, while VPN-1 Power is a more powerful gateway designed for enterprise networks, said Bill Jensen, product marketing manager at Check Point, Redwood City, Calif.

In addition to firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and antivirus features, the new offerings also protect against VoIP, instant messaging and peer-to-peer application threats without affecting network performance, Jensen added.

“UTM is a compelling story for companies that need management simplicity and powerful security features, as well as a solution to the ‘security sprawl’ of multiple devices,” he said.

Both offerings use the same management interface as other products in the VPN-1 line, which enables partners to leverage their existing training investment, Jensen added.

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