Check Point overhauls its security software architecture

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Check Point is in the midst of a major overhaul of its security software architecture so customers can pick and choose the applications they want and dedicate computing resources to each depending on the performance they want to guarantee.

The company has taken the first step with the latest R70 version of its software that separates its various applications – firewall, VPN, Web filtering, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS) – into software blades that are available to customers a la carte or in pre-packaged bundles.

And Check Point is working toward being able to dedicate part of the computing power of multi-core processors to a single application, starting with its IDS/IPS platform. This capability will be expanded to the company’s other security platforms over time.

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