-Dan Meyer, Vice President, Business Intelligence and Technology, Carmel Partners
Carmel Partners acquires, creates and markets properties by combining cutting edge innovation with bold investment. The company operates and invests in select markets through the U.S. including California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Washington, and Washington, D.C.
With a growing multi-faceted organization, Carmel Partners was looking for a way to ensure business productivity which includes securing network traffic, protecting against data loss, and providing secure site-to-site connectivity.
4000 Appliances provide robust integrated connectivity and protection
Carmel Partners relies on the Check Point 4600 and 4200 appliances for robust multi-layered security and connectivity across its distributed environment. With eight offices and datacenters, Carmel Partners was looking for a way to securely connect all locations to share data, applications, and other resources via IPsec VPN tunnels as well as secure its connections to the Internet. They chose to rely on Check Point’s 4000 series appliances configured in a mesh environment to deliver advanced functionality and performance in a robust, scalable, and centrally managed solution. “Check Point enables us to have stable, permanent IPsec VPN tunnels with the ability to dynamically reroute traffic through different offices if needed; it’s like a self-healing network.” – Dan Meyer, Vice President – Business Intelligence and Technology, Carmel Partners.
Software Blade Architecture delivers increased security and flexibility
The Check Point Software Blade Architecture enables Carmel Partners to consolidate multiple Software Blades including Firewall, IPsec VPN, DLP, Application Control, URL Filtering, Identity Awareness, and Mobile Access on individual, centrally managed appliances. These integrated technologies allow the company to protect its network against malicious traffic and intrusions, block or limit access to potentially harmful or productivity draining applications and Websites, and protect against data loss while enabling employees to efficiently communicate and access resources across all offices or in the field via their PC, smartphone, or tablet. “All of these Software Blades, tying them together has really allowed us to safeguard the network from both internal and external threats; the modular capability of Check Point allows us to run so much more efficiently.” – Meyer
Comprehensive security management increases visibility and reporting
To manage its complex security infrastructure, Carmel Partners relies on the Check Point Smart-1 25 security management appliance. With features such as the Logging and Status Software Blade, the company has real-time visibility into all its Check Point gateways and Software Blades enabling its IT staff to manage all aspects of the solution including advanced analysis into billions of logs—all from a single centralized console. This not only simplifies management for Carmel’s IT staff, but also improves security through consistent policies and unified administration across all Software Blades. “It gives us better, insight, better visibility into our network, into our company operations, and what’s going on within the network, what more could I ask for.” – Meyer
4000 Appliances deliver performance and scalability
Software Blade Architecture
Superior Management simplifies administration, logging, and audits