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Highlighted features of the new R77 Software Blade Release

posted 28 Sep 2013, 13:17 by Santosh Kumar   [ updated 28 Sep 2013, 13:17 ]

Check Point ThreatCloud Emulation Service

Check Point's ThreatCloud Emulation Service prevents infections from undiscovered (zero-day) exploits, new variants of malware, and targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APT). Part of Check Point's leading multi-layered Threat Prevention solution, ThreatCloud Emulation Service quickly inspects suspicious files, emulates how they run to discover malicious behavior, and instantly blocks newly identified malware in email attachments, file downloads, and direct web content. Attack information is then shared to Check Point's collaborative network and cloud-driven knowledge base, ThreatCloud, for automatic protection.

First announced in February 2013, Check Point ThreatCloud Emulation is now offered as a new cloud service, which is based on a global, organization-wide monthly quota of scanned files. This monthly quota is across all of the security gateways on an organization's network and is an elastic deployment, allowing for an increase in quota based on usage and growth. ThreatCloud Emulation is also available through the Private Cloud Emulation Appliance.

Check Point HyperSpect™

R77 is the first release to include Check Point HyperSpect™, an intelligent, adaptive content inspection engine that maximizes hardware utilization through a wide spectrum of optimizations and accelerations, including hyper threading technologies. Through HyperSpect™, organizations will experience significantly higher performance, including up to 50% real-world performance boost on all high-end platforms.

With the simple software upgrade to R77, organizations can safely consolidate security by utilizing Check Point’s multi-layered software blade protections on the same platform while experiencing sustained performance. HyperSpect™ increases compute power and optimizes inspection tailored to the most popular Internet traffic such as media streaming and http communication, which consume the greatest amount of Internet bandwidth.  

Check Point Compliance Software Blade

Check Point’s Compliance Software Blade will be generally available through the R77 release. Introduced in March 2013, the Compliance Software Blade is the first next-generation-firewall-integrated and fully-automated compliance monitoring solution that leverages an extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and over 300 Security Best Practices. The Check Point Compliance Software Blade reduces the complexity of external compliance requirements and internal security mandates by providing instant notification of policy changes, by continuously assessing security posture across all Check Point Software Blades and by offering actionable recommendations to improve compliance and security.

“The ability of the blade to solve our compliance concerns with regard to audits or security assessments is a huge benefit to our organization,” said William Dippel, manager, Networking, Data Security and Communications at Desert Research Institute. “Not only are we now more compliant with regulations, the blade has made us more secure by directing us to areas of concern for which we were not even aware of beforehand.”

Other Featured Product Enhancements

New and Integrated Central Device Management: Organizations can efficiently manage and maintain multiple security gateways utilizing the new Central Device Management feature. New provisioning capabilities inSmartDashboard management console help to eliminate configuration errors in complex environments and reduce the operational cost of managing and maintaining security environments. These capabilities do not require an additional license for implementation.

Check Point GAiA™: Enhancements to the Check Point GAiA™ Unified Secure Operating System brings faster upgrade and updates with decreased downtime by 90% as well as improved user experience on GAiA WebUI for security administrators.

Identity Awareness Integration: Updates include improved user identity accuracy in non-windows environments by acquiring user identity from RADIUS and IF-MAP integration.

Improved Licensing User Experience: R77 makes licensing transparent with automatic license retrieval and data synchronization between Check Point UserCenter and the security management console.

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