Check Point bolsters VMware security

Check Point's Security Gateway software is now available in a virtual edition that is compatible with VMware virtual environments.

Check Point's Security Gateway software is now available in a virtual edition that is compatible with VMware virtual environments.

VMware disses bare-metal desktop hypervisors

Security Gateway Virtual Edition (VE) has all the functionality of Check Point's Security Gateway and supports most of the security software blades that are available for the software when it is deployed on physical devices, the company says.

The platform supports firewall, VPN and intrusion-prevention software as well as other security packages from Check Point.The virtualized platform will support two new software blades scheduled for release by the end of the year – a data-loss prevention blade and an application-control blade, the company says.

The virtual product is available only for VMware virtual environments, not those by other vendors such as Microsoft or Citrix. But Check Point says it is open to working with other vendors when there is a business case for doing so.

The virtual version can be managed from the same platform as the physical version of Security Gateway.

The firewall, VPN and IPS functionality integrates with VMware's VMSafe APIs so the Check Point applications have direct access to data flowing through the VMware hypervisor.

The anti-virus and anti-spam software blades cannot support VMSafe yet, but Check Point says it is working on that.

Security Gateway VE is available at the end of September and costs $2,000 for firewall software with a license that supports deployment on up to eight physical cores. Pricing goes up from there. For example, support for 16 cores costs $3,000. Individual software blades such as IPS or anti-virus.

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags MicrosoftVMwaresoftwareData Centervirtualizationhardware systemsGatewayConfiguration / maintenance

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tim Greene

Network World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?