New 600 Appliances Provide Fortune 100 Security to Protect Small Businesses against the Latest Cyber Attacks
CALGARY, AB – May 7, 2013 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today launched its new 600 Appliances, delivering powerful Fortune 100 security to protect small businesses against the latest cyber attacks, including viruses, spam, malicious Websites, among others. The 600 Appliances provide an affordable, all-in-one security solution with market leading performance of 1.5 Gbps of firewall throughput and 37 SecurityPower™ units.
Cyber security is a growing challenge for small businesses. According to a new Verizon report1, of the 621 confirmed data breaches studied, close to half occurred at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees, including 193 incidents at entities with fewer than 100 workers. Increasingly, cybercriminals are preying on small businesses as they lack the sophisticated security that larger businesses have.
Check Point’s 600 Appliances provide comprehensive security to ensure small business employees and data are protected at all times. The 600 Appliances come pre-loaded with enterprise-class capabilities, including firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-virus, anti-spam, application control, and URL filtering. Most notably, the 600 Appliances run the same industry-leading next-generation firewall and threat prevention capabilities found on Check Point products used by all of the Fortune 100.
The 600 appliances are easy to set up and manage even by non-IT professionals. Flexible Web-based management options are offered through a simple and intuitive user interface. And with security policies pre-defined, small businesses can get their security up and running in a matter of minutes.
“We tested Check Point’s new 600 appliances, and the set up was fast, simple, and extremely straight-forward,” said Nasser Hassan, chief technology officer of security technology provider, Zegtech. “We are very impressed by this new line. The 600 appliances are easy-to-manage and provide complete security perfect for small businesses.”
“Cyber attacks on small businesses are on the rise. It’s no longer just the larger businesses that are being attacked, but companies with a hundred employees or less are also lucrative targets, and no business sector is immune,” said Paul Comessotti, Canadian Regional Director at Check Point.
“With limited resources, small businesses are often not equipped to deal with the expert cybercriminal. The 600 Appliances solve this problem and offer small businesses an inexpensive, yet comprehensive security solution that provide secure access to critical resources anywhere anytime, while minimizing the risk of a data breach.”
Key Features of the Check Point 600 Appliances:
- Affordable enterprise-grade security, starting at $399
- One device for Internet access, network connectivity, and security
- Powerful Firewall, IPS, Next-Generation Firewall, and Threat Prevention capabilities
- Simple and intuitive Web-based management for small businesses
- Multiple wireless access networks, enabling guest access to the Internet while limiting access to the corporate network
Pricing and Availability
The Check Point 600 Appliances are suitable for small offices of up to 100 employees and come in three models (620, 640, and 680), starting at $399. Each appliance model can be equipped with Wi-Fi as an option. For more information on product functionality and specification, please visit: www.checkpoint.com/smb/.
The 600 Appliances are available immediately from Check Point’s worldwide partners: http://partners.us.checkpoint.com/partnerlocator/.
1Verizon, “2013 Data Breach Investigations Report”, April 22, 2013
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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
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