Check Point Softw. : Check Point's IPS-1 Intrusion Prevention Solution Delivers Accurate and Granular Attack Prevention Addressing Today's Network Environment Challenges
04/30/2007| 08:30am US/Eastern
Check Point® Software
Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the
Internet, today announced the immediate availability of IPS-1?
(former technology acquired from NFR Security) dedicated intrusion
prevention system (IPS) solution delivering accurate, real-time attack
mitigation, unmatched management, granular forensic analysis and
flexible deployment enabling enterprises to protect against worms,
automated malware and other hybrid threats, both known and unknown.
Since the acquisition of NFR Security in January 2007, Check Point has
been successfully integrating NFR's products,
services and employees into the company, and is leveraging the new
technologies to offer customers and partners the opportunity to further
enhance Check Point's NGX?
Unified Security Architecture and strengthen network defenses for
Check Point has integrated IPS-1 into key security event management
components of the Check Point product family and is now available in
SmartCenter's SmartView Tracker?
and Eventia? Analyzer, which provide
centralized logging and real-time event correlation and prioritization.
Check Point customers will immediately be able to utilize the Dynamic
Update capability in Eventia Analyzer to add support for IPS-1, enabling
them to use a single, familiar security event management tool to view,
analyze, prioritize and respond to critical security events. Customers
can now track IPS-1 events alongside firewall and VPN events from the
same SmartCenter management console, as well as correlate these events
with event data from other Check Point and third party products using
Eventia Analyzer. In addition, through SmartView Tracker, IT can ensure
that their products are operating properly, troubleshoot system and
security issues, gather information for legal or audit purposes, and
generate reports to analyze network traffic patterns.
?Operational efficiency is becoming
increasingly important to IT security leaders, and therefore the goal
for next generation intrusion prevention must be focused on providing
actionable information to security operations staff,?
said Dave Burton, director of product marketing at Check Point Software
Technologies. ?Delays in providing operating
system patches, along with a constant threat of targeted attacks by
hackers all translate into increased windows of exposure. By employing a
pure, proactive defense mechanism like IPS-1 on their networks, critical
data remains secure and business continues as usual, minimizing time,
costs, and staff requirements associated with network attacks.?
IPS-1 provides security that is aware, adaptive, and actionable. It has
awareness of the network environment, adapts to changes in the
environment, and can take action to protect the network from
exploitation. Consequently, IT staff can focus on security functions
that are strategic and provide a value-add. Designed to provide
immediate and reliable blocking of unwanted network traffic, IPS-1
delivers comprehensive network protection against unwanted network
traffic including worms, Trojans, application layer attacks, buffer
overflows and other automated malware before they can affect an
organization. Additionally, with visibility into network application
endpoints, IPS-1 can alert to and protect against the exposures created
by rogue servers and critical vulnerabilities. With unmatched forensic
analysis, IPS-1 deployments of all sizes are defined, managed and
monitored from the centralized, IPS-1 Management Dashboard?.
As intrusion detection and prevention are a part of Check Point's
core strategy, this is the first in a series of steps to deliver on a
commitment to incorporate NFR Security technologies into Check Point's
existing firewall, VPN, UTM and security management solutions based on
the company's Unified Security Architecture.
This strategy will add even more intelligence to Check Point solutions
and help ensure network security systems can quickly adapt to changing
threats, cooperate with other systems to enforce security policy, and
enable central administrative control. Check Point will continue to
incorporate advanced intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS)
technologies into its Unified Security Architecture, as it has done with
its firewall, VPN, NAC security and security event management solutions.
IPS-1 Product Features:
Hybrid Detection Engine? leverages multiple
detection and analysis techniques to prevent network- and
application-layer attacks including strong ?zero-day?
Confidence Indexing? offers the unique
ability to direct and calibrate enforcement, giving customers the
flexibility to ease their way into a full prevention deployment.
Advanced forensic analysis and reporting.
Centralized management provides real-time, graphical views across all
Powerful, flexible signature language enables customized signatures
and protocol decoders.
Check Point IPS-1 is available immediately and starts at $7,000. For
more information on IPS-1, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
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is a leader in securing the Internet. The company is a market leader in
the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall, data security and
VPN markets. Check Point's PURE focus is on
IT security with its extensive portfolio of network security, data
security and security management solutions. Through its NGX platform,
Check Point delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range
of security solutions to protect business communications and resources
for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch
offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market leading
data security solutions through the Pointsec product line, protecting
and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other
mobile computing devices. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet
Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions protect
millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending
the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security
(OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and
interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from hundreds of leading
companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a
network of Check Point partners around the world and its customers
include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of
businesses and organizations of all sizes.
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