Check Point Releases Managed Security Appliances

Check Point and its SofaWare subsidiary today announced the release of version 6.0 of the Security Management Portal (SMP), a network security management system for service providers, as well as a pair of security gateway appliances.

The Check Point [email protected] 500 and 500W are network security appliances featuring a firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, traffic shaping and Web filtering. The [email protected] 500W integrates a 108Mbps extended range wireless access point with wireless security and guest hotspot capabilities.

SMP 6.0 is designed to allow Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to develop packages to meet the demands of small businesses looking to outsource network security management. The package provides the means to configure and manage multiple [email protected] gateways, including the new [email protected] 500 and 500W Unified Threat Management (UTM) models.

New features in the SMP 6.0 release include an integrated vulnerability scanner, gateway antivirus and intrusion prevention services, central management of large hotspot deployments, and a
SOAP/XML based API for integration with billing systems, customer care applications or self provisioning websites.

The [email protected] 500 series appliances are scheduled to be available in December. Pricing starts at $299 US for the appliance, and as low as $10 US annually per user for the firewall and antivirus subscriptions. The Check Point SecuRemote VPN Client is bundled with the product.

SMP 6.0 is scheduled to be available in December. Pricing ranges from $10 to $200 per gateway depending on the deployment size.

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