The Check Point User Directory Software Blade leverages LDAP servers to obtain identification and security information about network users, eliminating the risks associated with manually maintaining and synchronizing redundant data stores, and enabling centralized user management throughout the enterprise.

Benefits

Centralized user management throughout the enterprise
  • Integrates enterprise security policy with any LDAP-compliant application
  • Eliminates risks with manually maintaining and synchronizing redundant data
  • Automatically includes all necessary user directory security elements
Broad support; ease of management
  • View, modify and create users, groups via easy-to-use SmartDashboard™ GUI
  • Supports Microsoft Active Directory and other leading LDAP solutions
  • Supports LDAP and LDAP over SSL (LDAPS)
Integrated into Check Point Software Blade Architecture
  • Activate centralized user management on any Check Point Security Management server
  • Supported on Check Point Appliances and open servers.

Features

The Check Point User Directory Software Blade leverages LDAP servers to obtain identification and security information about network users, eliminating the risks associated with manually maintaining and synchronizing redundant data stores.

With the Software Blade, Check Point security gateways become full LDAP clients which communicate with LDAP servers to obtain identification and security information about network users. The User Directory Software Blade leverages the flexibility of the LDAP protocol by extending the schema to include all necessary user-level security elements. This information is then available not only to Check Point security gateways to enforce enterprise security policy, but to any LDAP-compliant application, enabling centralized user management throughout the enterprise.

The User Directory Software Blade facilitates centralized user management throughout the enterprise by enforcing enterprise security policy on any LDAP-compliant application.  With SmartDashboard, an easy-to-use GUI, administrators can view, modify and create users, groups and other objects.

The Check Point User Directory Software Blade supports leading LDAP solutions, including Microsoft Active Directory.

The User Directory Software Blade is integrated into the Software Blade Architecture. It can be easily and rapidly activated on existing Check Point Security Management server saving time and reducing costs by leveraging existing security infrastructure.

Full integration into the modular Software Blade Architecture allows for rapid and easy activation on any Check Point Security Management server.

Specifications

Feature
Details
LDAP vendor supportMicrosoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and other OPSEC certified LDAP partners
LDAP Protocols LDAPS and LDAP
Predefined, customizable profilesMicrosoft, Novell, Netscape
LDAP group supportStatic and Dynamic
Extended schemaCheck Point extended schema to support password management and other vendor-specific attributes
RedundancyAbility to query multiple LDAP servers and ability to distribute users across multiple LDAP servers
Graphical interfaceView, modify, and create users, groups, and other objects through an easy-to-use GUI.
Internet Protocol Versions IPv6 and IPv4