Check Point unveils security appliance with 110GB/s throughput
Posted on 18 October 2012.
Check Point launched its new 21600 Appliance that provides throughput of up to 110 Gbps, a 30 percent boost in SecurityPower units (SPUs) and ultra-low latency for transaction-oriented environments.

The 21600 Appliance is a high-performance system designed to optimize a full range of Software Blade protections, providing large enterprises and data centers with industry-leading security and performance.

Modern security gateways go beyond the firewall, and need to integrate multiple technologies to meet a growing and constantly evolving scope of security demands. Businesses are struggling to keep up with the rise of mobile computing, cloud technologies and social media, while at the same time dealing with a new barrage of sophisticated Internet threats and massively destructive malware. All of these elements have created a greater strain on network resources – requiring more throughput power, bandwidth and extensive processing speed.

The 21600 Appliance leverages Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture that enables organizations to scale their security platform to meet current and future requirements. Customers can consolidate any combination of protections, including: Firewall, VPN, IPS, Application Control, Mobile Access, Data Loss Prevention, Anti-Bot, Identity Awareness, URL Filtering, Anti-spam, Antivirus, Advanced Networking, and Acceleration & Clustering, on a single, multi-function gateway.

“With the plethora of risks constantly threatening the corporate environment, security is becoming top of mind for businesses today. Our customers demand to have security appliances that perform multiple advanced security functions, while offering unbeatable throughput,” said Gabi Reish, head of product management at Check Point Software Technologies. “Our appliance line delivers the best in class 2U security gateway in the market which enables customers to maintain network performance and expand security functionality, while requiring minimum physical footprint.”

With Check Point’s multi-core and security acceleration technologies, the 21600 provides improved firewall throughput between 75 to 110 Gbps. The 21600 asserts a SPU rating of 3,300 – helping businesses maximize security, with optimal performance. The Check Point 21600 Appliance also supports the Security Acceleration Module which delivers sub 5 micro second latency and boosts firewall throughput to 110 Gbps, making it an ideal solution for low-latency and high-performance transaction-oriented environments.


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