CloudGuard for Private Cloud Security

Datacenter virtualization increases the risk of lateral spread of threats. Check Point CloudGuard delivers dynamic private cloud security within virtual datacenters to prevent the lateral spread of threats while consolidating visibility and management across physical and virtual networks.

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Comprehensive Protections for Private Clouds

Multi-layered security architecture protects against even the most sophisticated attacks to effectively prevent the lateral spread of threats within virtualized environments and private cloud datacenters.

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Security Orchestration and Automation

Integration with leading hypervisor and private cloud solutions from VMware, Cisco, Open Stack, Microsoft and more, allows automated insertion and orchestration of private cloud security throughout virtual datacenters.

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Consolidated Visibility, Reporting and Management

Unified management console delivers security consistency along with complete threat visibility and control to dramatically simplify policy management across both virtual and physical networks.

Securing Hybrid Clouds
and SDDC

Download the whitepaper and watch our webinar replay with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) analyst Jon Oltsik to learn:

  • Challenges organizations face when moving assets
    and data to the cloud
  • Security best-practices for protecting cloud-based networks
  • How Check Point seamlessly extends advanced and agile
    security to protect cloud environments

Supported Configurations

Comparison of Private Cloud Platforms: Cisco, NSX, and Openstack


*For minimum hardware requirements, please refer to the release notes for the version, which include the requirements for the applicable product. See also Platform Hardware Compatibility List and SupportCenter

Comparison of Private Cloud Platforms: VMware, Microsoft, and KVM


*For minimum hardware requirements, please refer to the release notes for the version, which include the requirements for the applicable product. See also Platform Hardware Compatibility List and SupportCenter


Technical Specifications​

CloudGuard for VMware NSX-T Service Chaining Performance Table
CloudGuard VE for VMware ESXi table


Check Point CloudGuard IaaS private cloud security provides the same industry-leading threat protections safeguarding customer physical networks in a package optimized for the dynamic and automated nature of private cloud datacenters. Easily prevent the lateral spread of threats in software-defined datacenters (SDDCs) with multi-layered protections including:

Check Point CloudGuard IaaS leverages the automation framework of private cloud solutions for the dynamic insertion, distribution and orchestration of advanced security within private cloud datacenters. This enhances native micro-segmentation capabilities to deliver advanced private cloud security services wherever needed. In the event of a breach of a single node or segment of the network, the threat is easily contained and isolated.

Security management is simplified with centralized configuration and monitoring of all physical and virtual security instances. In private cloud datacenters, there is often a need to integrate different systems that manage the security workflow. Also, repetitive manual tasks must now be automated to streamline security operations. Check Point CloudGuard IaaS security management API allows for granular privilege controls, so that edit privileges can be scoped down to a specific rule or object within the policy, restricting what an automated task or integration can access and change. This ability to perform trusted connections provides private cloud security teams with the confidence to automate the entire security workflow and ensures the right level of protection is applied across each network segment.

Context sharing between Check Point CloudGuard IaaS and leading SDN controllers solutions ensures that security groups, end-point groups, VM identities and more are easily imported and reused within Check Point security policies. This reduces security policy creation time from minutes to seconds. What more, context-awareness is maintained so that any changes or new additions to the virtual infrastructure are automatically absorbed by Check Point CloudGuard. This makes it possible for private cloud security protections to be enforced on virtual applications regardless of where they are created or located.

Virtual workload traffic is logged and can be easily viewed within the same dashboard as physical network logs. Security reports specific to virtual workload traffic as well as complete threat analysis can be generated to track private cloud security compliance across the entire distributed enterprise network – from physical and virtual environments to hybrid clouds.

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Cisco ACI

Check Point CloudGuard for Cisco ACI enables the rapid and secure deployment of applications in next-generation data centers. Combining the most comprehensive threat prevention security with complete visibility and control across both physical and virtual environments, CloudGuard lowers the costs and complexities of securing private clouds.
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VMware NSX

Check Point CloudGuard for VMware NSX security delivers multi-layered defenses to protect east-west traffic within VMware-deployed data centers. It transparently enforces security at the hypervisor level and between virtual machines, automatically quarantines infected machines for remediation, and provides comprehensive visibility into virtual network traffic trends and threats.

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Check Point CloudGuard brings automated and elastic security to OpenStack cloud environments. With single-click provisioning and metadata support for contextual security policy management, CloudGuard delivers best-of-breed private cloud security protections and management so your organization can focus on architecting dynamic cloud environments.
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Virtual Edition

Check Point CloudGuard Virtual Edition (VE) security gateways protect dynamic virtualized environments from internal and external threats by securing virtual machines (VMs) and applications with industry-leading advanced threat prevention security. CloudGuard VE seamlessly integrates with leading hypervisors such as VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM.

Securing Your Cloud

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn about:

  • The current climate of cloud challenges and risks
  • Anatomy of cloud attacks and how they could have been prevented
  • Overview of Check Point CloudGuard (formerly vSEC), customer use cases and success

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