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New Check Point 13500 Appliance Combines Multi-Layer Data Center Security with Market-Leading Performance

Introduces 13000 Appliance Family for High-Performance Data Center Cyber Security

San Carlos, CA  —  Wed, 17 Jul 2013

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the launch of its 13500, the first in a new line of 13000 Appliances designed specifically to expand the company’s data center network security offerings. The 13500 Appliance delivers blazing-fast security performance with 23.6 Gbps of real-life firewall throughput, 5.7 Gbps of real-life IPS throughput and 3,200 SecurityPower™ unit (SPU) rating.

Organizations often face the dilemma of choosing between deploying comprehensive security protections and maximizing the performance of the network. The 13500 Appliance provides data centers with Check Point’s most advanced security protections, without compromises in network performance.

In addition to implementing most modern hardware architecture, the 13500 Appliance leverages a wide spectrum of software optimizations and accelerations that in turn maximize hardware utilization. Check Point’s multi-layer security protections, with four pre-defined security packages including Next Generation Firewall, Threat Prevention, Data Protection and Secure-Web Gateway are supported on the 13500 Appliance. These security packages allow for protection consolidation per appliance, delivering better performance to protect organizations against Advanced Persistent Threats and other modern cyber-attacks.

“As cyber-attacks continue to increase and evolve in sophistication, ensuring data center security has become a top priority for customers all over the world. However data center security should not be compromised by tradeoffs in performance,” said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. “Our new 13000 Appliance family solves this challenge for our customers.”

Key features of the Check Point 13500 Appliance include:

  • Boosted performance of up to 3,200 SPU.
  • 23.6 Gbps Firewall and 5.7 IPS throughput in real-life environments.
  • Connection capacity of up to 28 million concurrent connections.
  • Fully flexible and high performance hardware configuration.
  • An array of optional Network Interface Controllers (NIC), commonly shared with the 4000 and 12000 Appliance families.
  • Ease of Data Center platform operation through advanced management solutions.

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Pricing and Availability

Starting at $79,000, the 13500 Appliance is available immediately from our worldwide partners:

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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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