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Check Point Introduces the Fastest 2U Next Generation Security Gateway

New Check Point 21700 Appliance Delivers Market-Leading Security and Best Performance in its Class

San Carlos, CA  —  Wed, 20 Feb 2013

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the launch of its new 21700 Appliance providing market leading security and the fastest performance in a compact 2U chassis. The appliance offers maximum security performance straight out of the box with 78 Gbps of firewall throughput, 25 Gbps of IPS throughput and a 2,922 SecurityPower™ unit (SPU) rating.  It also leverages Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture, providing large enterprises and data centers with layers of industry-leading security.

Security gateways must have the ability to integrate multiple technologies, which can create greater strain and demand on network resources — requiring more bandwidth and processing power.  The new 21700 Appliance increases performance and traffic volumes — delivering the highest power in a 2U form factor.

“The new 21700 security gateway is optimized to deliver multi-layered protection in low-latency, transaction-oriented environments, while boosting firewall performance up to 110 Gbps of throughput,” said Gabi Reish, head of product management at Check Point. “It represents a best-in-class security gateway, empowering customers to maintain network performance and expand security functionality, all in one efficient and compact package.”

The 21700 Appliance is a part of the 21000 appliance family, which supports the Security Acceleration Module , a hardware accelerator including SecurityCore™ technology and featuring 108 cores. With the Security Acceleration Module, the 21700 Appliance delivers sub 5 micro-second firewall latency, and boosts firewall throughput to 110 Gbps, while providing ultra-fast VPN throughput and 3,551 SPUs. It is ideal for transaction-oriented environments.

“Having the ability to offer a wide-range of appliances and provide security technologies that can unify disparate network security solutions AND improve performance — elevates our value proposition,” said Sandy Laney, chairman and chief executive officer at Cadre.  “The 21000 appliance family offered by Check Point is extremely flexible and can easily handle large amounts of data with an extra, optional power boost and a low latency environment provided by the Security Acceleration Module, giving customers the ability to scale their security platform to meet all their security needs.”

Key features of the Check Point 21700 Appliance:

  • Maximum security and performance with 78 Gbps to 110 Gbps of firewall throughput.
  • High port density – includes up to 37 ports with a variety of NIC options including copper & fiber, 1GbE and 10GbE interfaces.
  • Optimized for multi-layered protection with the Software Blade Architecture – available with several pre-configured software packages like; Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Data Protection, Next Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway for quick turn-key deployments.

“The 21700 Appliance enables customers with demanding data center environments to benefit from integrated next-generation security solutions with the power, extensibility and cost effectiveness of our Software Blade Architecture,” concluded Reish.

To learn more about Check Point high-performance appliances, visit our booth #1925 at RSA Conference the week of February 25, 2013 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.


The 21700 Appliance is available immediately from our many worldwide partners:
For more information on product functionality and specifications, please visit: /products/21000-appliances/ .

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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.


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