(The Hosting News) – ControlCircle, the leading data centre and managed services provider, has today announced a partnership with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, to deliver fully-managed, outsourced Unified Threat Management (UTM) services to UK businesses.
As a Check Point Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner, ControlCircle has the expertise and infrastructure to offer outsourced, enterprise-class security to its customers based on Check Point’s advanced and ultra innovative security solutions. ControlCircle will provision and manage the Check Point solutions for customers on a subscription basis, driving down the cost of implementing enterprise-class security.
“The capital expenditure required to deploy high-end security protection escalates as a business grows and can rapidly overburden IT budgets,” said Damian Milkins, president and founder ControlCircle. “This partnership removes that barrier, with ControlCircle delivering Check Point’s UTM as a managed service for a predictable monthly cost, giving companies an extensible security infrastructure that scales with their business. Furthermore, we can manage the security deployment for customers, relieving a burden from hard-pressed IT teams at end user organisations.”
“We are glad to welcome ControlCircle as a MSP Partner,” commented Bruno Darmon, vice president of Europe sales at Check Point. “Their expertise in solutions, management and support services, will play a key role in driving mutual success and giving clients more deployment options for advanced security solutions in the current market.”
ControlCircle’s UTM MSP package comprises Check Point’s UTM-1 appliances and Check Point VPN-1 solution for central offices and branch offices. These provide advanced, multi-layered protection against Internet threats including spyware, viruses and network attacks. UTM services include firewall, IPSec VPN, URL filtering, gateway antivirus and anti-spyware, and intrusion prevention.
The Check Point appliances are easily deployed and can be centrally controlled to help simplify management for multiple sites, while providing the same uncompromising level of security used to secure the networks of Fortune 1000 companies. Check Point’s SmartCenter™ management solution enables IT administrators to quickly prioritise security events, effectively distribute updates and consistently enforce policy across the enterprise, and access real-time monitoring and reporting tools.
ControlCircle’s UTM MSP service incorporates a Co Premium support package that provides access to Check Point experts, major upgrades, solution fixes and 24/7 backline helpdesk.
Damian Milkins added: “Maintenance and technical support can account for up to 25% of the overall cost of a high-performance security appliance. The inclusion of the Co Premium support package transforms this UTM service into a complete solution, created to offer power and ease-of-use and based on a cost model to meet the security challenges of today. Our MSP solutions give our clients consistent implementation, integration, support and management for their security solutions.”
ControlCircle is a privately owned company, founded in 2001 to provide solutions ranging from secure hosting and global connectivity to managing all security, networking, server and database technologies covering a full range of market sectors. The company offers highly skilled and vastly experienced data specialists who design and support resilient enterprise hosting solutions, built on highly available platforms backed by ultra reliable support. Customers include many of the World’s largest online businesses and blue chip companies in the banking, legal, accounting and commercial sectors. They rely on our industry knowledge, technical expertise, innovation, accuracy and skilful team management.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.controlcircle.com
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
For more information, please visit: www.checkpoint.com