Best enterprise firewall

Winner: Check Point Software Technologies for VPN-1 Power

Check Point VPN-1 Power is an integrated firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention solution that responds to the growing proliferation of remote access, converged data, voice networks and media rich applications. Designed specifically to leverage open multi-core architectures such as Intel's Quad-Core Xeon Processors, VPN-1 Power is the first network security gateway to gain data-center-level performance while activating intrusion prevention. The adoption of bandwidth-intensive applications – such as VoIP, streaming video and real-time collaborative solutions – have created a demand for high-performance security solutions that can keep networks secure from worms and application vulnerabilities without performance degradation. Check Point VPN-1 Power answers the demand.

VPN-1 Power differs significantly from its competitors by offering an enterprise firewall that combines security software with open systems running general purpose processors. This allows customers to benefit from rapid performance improvements coming from the world's leading chip manufacturers. It further differentiates itself by fully leveraging the performance benefits from multi-core architectures. Key performance statistics include: 12 Gbps firewall inspection; 6.1 Gbps intrusion prevention inspection with default settings to balance security and performance; and 1.8 Gbps intrusion prevention inspection with strict protection file offers maximum security without compromising performance.

VPN-1 Power adapts as new applications are introduced and new threats appear – delivering proactive protection for new technologies, such as VoIP or instant messaging, and against whole classes of attacks.
With advanced security acceleration technology, Check Point VPN-1 Power ensures that business' information flows efficiently without compromising security. The result is an integrated firewall, VPN, and intrusion prevention solution that keeps businesses safe and information available.

Finalists 2009

  • Check Point Software Technologies for VPN-1 Power
  • IBM for Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention as Layer II Firewall
  • McAfee for McAfee Firewall Enterprise
  • Palo Alto Networks for PA-4000 and PA-2000 Series
  • SonicWALL for SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E7500

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