CHECK POINT BOLSTERS PORTFOLIO WITH QUANTUM LIGHTSPEED FIREWALLS

Check Point Software Technologies announced the extension of the Check Point Quantum portfolio with Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls, introducing the biggest network security revolution in the last decade.

With the emergence of distributed SaaS applications and the need to better support remote workers, the modern data centre is rapidly evolving to a hybrid architecture, with both on-premises and cloud operations.

Utilising an innovative ASIC technology developed by NVIDIA, Check Point Quantum Lightspeed delivers breakthrough firewall performance that allows enterprises to support elephant flows and securely transfer terabytes of data in minutes instead of hours.

Financial institutions can now securely process millions of high-frequency trades with microsecond latency, and any business can provide fast access for remote users and support high growth businesses.

With network traffic growing twice every three years, enterprises of all sizes are challenged with delivering hyper-fast data centre security at the speed of the network.

Quantum Lightspeed sets the standard for firewall performance to enable hyper-fast data centre security for every enterprise:

  • 5 times better firewall throughput – Up to 3 Tbps per system / 800 Gbps per single gateway
  • 10 times faster – Ultra-low latency at 3 microseconds
  • 20 times better price performance than competing solutions

As more enterprises rely on their hybrid data centres to conduct business transactions, they need to implement a solution with network security speed, according to Dr Dorit Dor, chief product officer at Check Point.

“Our goal was to design a solution that would work in the most demanding data centres which require high security throughput, low latency and can expand on demand to support rapid growth.

“Check Point Quantum Lightspeed hyper-fast firewalls deliver line-rate firewall performance at the speed of the network, setting a new standard in cyber security performance,” Dr Dor said.

Michael Kagan CTO at NVIDIA added that AI, 5G and the proliferation of smart devices are just some of the trends propelling enormous growth in data centre traffic and creating new cyber security challenges for enterprises.

“NVIDIA turbocharges zero-trust security in the data centre and enables innovators such as Check Point to develop next-generation solutions like the Check Point Quantum Lightspeed security gateway, powered by the extreme performance of the NVIDIA ConnectX SmartNIC,” Kagan said.

Enterprises that have distributed hybrid data centres and applications need data centre security that performs at the speed of their business, needing to securely accelerate data transfers between applications, other data centres, and backups to the hybrid cloud, Frank Dickson, IDC vice-president of security and trust concluded.

“Check Point Quantum Lightspeed hyper-fast firewalls deliver data centre security performance at the speed of the network, enabling enterprises to transfer hundreds of terabytes of data in minutes instead of hours, provide low latency for high frequency financial transactions, while also scaling security on demand to support high growth businesses like online commerce,” Dickson said.

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