Best enterprise firewall

Winner: Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point Security Gateway R70

Based on Check Point Software Technologies' new Software Blade architecture and VPN-1 Power firewall, Check Point Security Gateway R70 empowers businesses with the ability to select the exact security applications they need. Whether it's firewall, VPN, IPS, anti-virus, etc., new security applications can be added as needed, reducing deployment times and operational costs.

Advanced load-sharing technology provides unprecedented performance levels and allows customers to guarantee performance by allocating resources to specific security applications. Integrated IPS uses a multi-tier intrusion prevention engine to provide strong threat control. Coupled with high performance levels, R70 provides businesses with a unique alternative to pre-emptively protect themselves against all threats without experiencing network degradation.

Security Gateway provides businesses with new levels of flexibility, simplicity and extensibility, enabling customers of all sizes to tailor network security infrastructure to meet their functional and performance needs. R70 combines security software with open systems running general purpose processors to allow customers to benefit from rapid performance improvements coming from the world's leading chip manufacturers.

In addition, it is one of the only security solutions in the market that leverages the performance benefits from multi-core architectures. Customers can deploy R70 on an open server or platform, as one of Check Point's Power-1 or IP appliances, or in virtual environments.

R70 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. A flexible architecture allows new solutions to be added into the gateway at will, extending the usability and extensibility of the solution. With advanced security acceleration technology, R70 ensures that enterprise information flows efficiently without compromising security. The result is an integrated firewall solution that keeps businesses safe. As part of Check Point's Unified Security Architecture, R70 integrates with other Check Point solutions to simplify security management and deployment.

Finalists 2010

  • Astaro Internet Security for Astaro Security Gateway
  • Check Point Software Technologies for Security Gateway R70
  • Fortinet for FortiGate-620B
  • Juniper Networks for Juniper Networks SRX Series
  • Palo Alto Networks for Palo Alto Networks PA-4000 Series
  • SonicWALL for SonicWALL NSA E7500

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