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Check Point collaborates with VMware on cloud security

Check Point
Tuesday 11 March 14

Check Point has announced that it is collaborating with VMware to automate and simplify provisioning and deployment of network security in private clouds. Check Point will make its security solutions interoperable with VMware infrastructure. Check Point Virtual Edition (VE) provides comprehensive protections and rapid deployment of security services in virtualized environments. By closely aligning Check Point&rsquo…

Check Point has announced that it is collaborating with VMware to automate and simplify provisioning and deployment of network security in private clouds. Check Point will make its security solutions interoperable with VMware infrastructure.

Check Point Virtual Edition (VE) provides comprehensive protections and rapid deployment of security services in virtualized environments. By closely aligning Check Point’s security with VMware vSphere 5.5, organisations will benefit from a fully automated security solution for a VMware virtualized environment. Virtual machines will be safeguarded through the breadth of Check Point’s multi-layered security protections, without changing network topology. Also, the interoperability of Check Point solutions and VMware vCloud Suite will enable simplified and automatic virtual application protections.

As data centres move down the path of virtualization, it is important for security to keep pace with virtual environments. Virtualization has greatly increased the speed at which applications can be deployed, and delivers the added benefits of agility and mobility to meet changing business requirements. Network security for virtualized environments must match this speed and agility through automated security management and provisioning, while enabling seamless support for existing security operational processes and policy.

“As enterprises deploy their network infrastructure in the cloud, having security services be provisioned quickly for these virtual environments is of utmost importance,” said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point. “The collaboration with VMware enables strong protection for network security through the evolution of our customers’ virtual environments.”

Available in Q1 2014, the new Check Point VE is part of Check Point’s larger cloud and virtualization security strategy, which will bring further interoperability with VMware solutions.

“VMware is delivering virtualization solutions designed to help customers accelerate the path to the software-defined data centre,” said Hatem Naguib, vice president, networking and security at VMware. “The new release of Check Point Virtual Edition, when combined with the latest release of vSphere or our new VMware NSX network virtualization platform, will offer our customers a simple solution to secure, manage and automate their virtualization and cloud environments.”

Features of the Check Point Virtual Edition Gateway include:

• Interoperability with VMware vSphere 5.1 and 5.5, vCenter Server, vCloud Suite and VMware NSX network virtualization
• Centralised security management for all Check Point virtual and physical security gateways
• Inspection of Inter-VM traffic without changing network topology
• Automated deployment and provisioning of Check Point’s VE gateways
• Automated protection of new virtual machines
• Use of VMware objects in Check Point policy rules
• Constant protection of VMs, regardless of IP address changes
• VM migration without breaking application connectivity


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