Check Point Advances Connectra SSL VPN Solution with New NGX Version
Diverse Range of Enterprises Already Use Connectra for Secure Anywhere Access to Confidential, Mission Critical Data
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 7, 2005 – Check Point® Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Connectra NGX™, an enhanced version of its SSL VPN solution. Connectra NGX takes advantage of the recently announced NGX platform with new connectivity features and SmartCenter integration for centralized security monitoring and maintenance. Connectra NGX highlights include:
- Unified Security Management providing administrators and management the smartest view into their security environment using SmartCenter NGX integration
- Enhanced Application Support including Citrix® and Lotus® iNotes, Web single sign-on
- Enhanced Connectivity Support with SSL Network Extender supporting non-admin rights, more browsers and Linux OS
Connectra is a complete Web security gateway with integrated endpoint security to defend against insecure endpoints and integrated application security to provide protection against malicious activities and attacks over SSL VPN. Hailed as having "the most comprehensive security feature set in an SSL VPN product to date", Connectra is already the remote access solution of choice for a variety of industries requiring secure anywhere access.
Helping Doctors Monitor Patients Anytime, Anywhere
The healthcare field is under tremendous scrutiny to provide an ever-increasing level of patient care at an affordable cost, while ensuring patient information remains confidential. These objectives have the capacity to be at odds with each other if the right IT security implementation is not in place. Saint Vincent Health System (SVHS) is one of the largest medical networks in the state of Pennsylvania with 25 health care facilities spanning the Northwest region of the state and parts of New York. With an increasingly dispersed and overburdened staff, SVHS required a remote access solution that could be trusted to comply with HIPAA regulations, as well as budget constraints. Check Point Connectra addressed these issues by providing secure, cost-effective remote access to Web applications, resources, shared files, and email on the corporate network.
"Connectra is helping Saint Vincent's improve medical care by providing our physicians secure ‘anywhere access' to patient vital signs, x-rays and other critical information," said Steve Smith, Network Coordinator, SVHS. "When a doctor receives a page, they can log on to any web enabled PC in the world to monitor patient status and take necessary steps to ensure the patient's well-being. In this sense, it's possible that the information access Connectra provides could help Saint Vincent's save lives."
In addition to industry leading secure remote access, Connectra provides assured endpoint security with integrated Integrity™ clientless security. This feature scans each client computer for viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and other malware and only allows "clean" computers to establish network access.
Connectra Goes Wall Street
Connectra's appeal translates across industries and resides anywhere IT departments need to simplify secure remote access. Hedgetec is an IT outsourcing organization that offers IT services tailored for financial hedge funds. As part of the Hedgetec service, customers are able to use Connectra to access individual hedge fund information from any web browser. Hedgetec chose Connectra because it is a complete Web Security Gateway with integrated endpoint and application security that ensures this information will be accessed securely.
"Connectra allows me to enhance the services provided to my clients while maintaining the strong security controls they demand," said Ryan Barnds Chief Technology Officer, Hedgetec.
"Only Check Point provides the industry's most proven Internet security and I wouldn't trust my customers' transactions to anything less."
New Connectra NGX
Worldwide shipping container company, Zim Integrated Shipping Services LTD is a longstanding Connectra customer, using it in the main regional sites located in Israel, Hong Kong and the U.S. "With our deployment of multiple Connectra appliances around the world, Check Point centralized management was a key consideration for helping us manage a large scale SSL VPN deployment," said Carmi Levi, Network & Communication Team Manager for Zim Integrated Shipping Services.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall and VPN markets. Through its Next Generation product line, the company delivers a broad range of intelligent Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm product line is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of PCs from hackers, spyware and data 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.
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