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Check Point releases 13500 data centre network security appliance
Jul 24, 2013

Singapore, July 18th 2013 - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the launch of its 13500, the first in a new line of 13000 Appliances designed specifically to expand the company's data center network security offerings. The 13500 Appliance delivers blazing-fast security performance with 23.6 Gbps of real-life firewall throughput, 5.7 Gbps of real-life IPS throughput and 3,200 SecurityPower(TM) unit (SPU) rating.

Organizations often face the dilemma of choosing between deploying comprehensive security protections and maximizing the performance of the network. The 13500 Appliance provides data centers with Check Point's most advanced security protections, without compromises in network performance.

In addition to implementing most modern hardware architecture, the 13500 Appliance leverages a wide spectrum of software optimizations and accelerations that in turn maximize hardware utilization. Check Point's multi-layer security protections, with four pre-defined security packages including Next Generation Firewall, Threat Prevention, Data Protection and Secure-Web Gateway are supported on the 13500 Appliance.

These security packages allow for protection consolidation per appliance, delivering better performance to protect organizations against Advanced Persistent Threats and other modern cyber-attacks.

"As cyber-attacks continue to increase and evolve in sophistication, ensuring data center security has become a top priority for customers all over the world. However data center security should not be compromised by tradeoffs in performance," said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. "Our new 13000 Appliance family solves this challenge for our customers."

Key features of the Check Point 13500 Appliance include:

* Boosted performance of up to 3,200 SPU.
* 23.6 Gbps Firewall and 5.7 IPS throughput in real-life environments.
* Connection capacity of up to 28 million concurrent connections.
* Fully flexible and high performance hardware configuration.
* An array of optional Network Interface Controllers (NIC), commonly shared with the 4000 and 12000 Appliance families.
* Ease of Data Center platform operation through advanced management solutions.


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