Redwood City, California – (The Hosting News) – June 28, 2006 – Server and Internet hosting provider, The Planet, will integrate Check Point VPN-1 UTM Edge security appliances, from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., as an all-in-one security solution to ensure that customers are actively protected against new, evolving threats, without the complexity often associated with a high level of security.
Designed for customers that
desire instant connectivity and security in a hosted, managed service environment, Check Point VPN-1 UTM Edge endeavors to deliver the most comprehensive all-in-one security to ensure customers are actively protected against new, evolving threats without the complexity often associated with a high level of security.
The Planet is a dedicated server hosting company with four data centers, 28,000 servers and 800 firewalls currently under management. The Planet is widely known within the industry for its high standards when providing security and professional services as well as meeting the demanding regulatory compliance requirements placed upon hosting and managed services providers.
Ryan Carter, Director of Information Security at The Planet explained, ”While other vendors offer virtual firewalls and limited features in their products, most of our customers prefer a dedicated appliance with a comprehensive set of integrated security features and as a result, VPN-1 UTM Edge was an easy choice. The determining factor in replacing our existing selection of firewalls was Check Point’s unified security architecture and Security Management Portal(TM) that allows us to easily report, update and change policies for all of our hosted customers without service interruption or network downtime — making the management of multiple VPN-1 UTM Edge appliances simple and almost effortless.”
Managed security services can involve repetitive and confusing tasks, a multitude of equipment, provide insufficient compatibility with existing billing systems and require a large financial investment. Check Point VPN-1 UTM Edge was developed as an all-in-one security appliance with integrated stateful inspection firewall, intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus and IPSEC VPN that can be deployed in minutes to securely connect hosted networks without on-site IT staff and without additional equipment to purchase.
Cooperative enforcement with the Check Point Integrity endpoint security solution enables complete network protection, allowing administrators to enforce endpoint compliance with corporate security policies before granting access onto the branch office network. Its remote management console, Security Management Portal offers a robust, resilient architecture that supports tens to tens of thousands of gateway appliances using an intuitive, web-based interface that includes a host of service-provider oriented capabilities and allows easy and quick integration with existing systems, such as billing systems. Security Management Portal provides an easy way to view, edit and navigate between service plans, customers, gateways and VPN/security policies — further simplifying security provisioning and monitoring while increasing customer participation.
Dave Burton, Director of Product Marketing at Check Point Software Technologies added, ”The Planet has a ten year track record of providing customers the best value and service in their industry and we are proud to lend VPN-1 UTM Edge to help continue that tradition. The Planet and their customers can have peace-of-mind knowing that the strongest brand in enterprise security is deployed and protecting their networks, and the comprehensive set of integrated features found within the VPN-1 UTM Edge product will safeguard their business from current and future Internet threats.”
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leader in securing the Internet. It is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, consumer Internet security and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal, Web, and endpoint security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company’s ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions are among the highest rated in the industry today, proactively protecting millions of people from hackers, spyware, viruses and identity theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry’s framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with “best-of-breed” solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of more than 2,200 Check Point partners in 88 countries and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes.
With over 10 years of experience, The Planet’s goal is to deliver enterprise level hosting solutions that are readily available, affordable, and scalable. The Planet offers dedicated servers, co-location, Internet access, email and business continuance. Customers receive extreme value through offerings such as advanced security, proactive monitoring, database administration, data storage, load balancing, and virtual private networks, all managed through Orbit, The Planet’s customer portal.
To learn more about Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., please visit: www.checkpoint.com.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.