Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), one of the largest pure-play security vendors globally, has announced an expanded collaboration with VMware to extend comprehensive security to enterprise private cloud environments through a new software-defined data center offering.
Every day, organizations are faced with internal and external threats to their networks. Although recent high profile breaches occurred inside the data center, security today focuses on perimeter defense. Moving these security controls inside the data center is complex and costly. Check Point and VMware are addressing this need with a solution that is based on integration between Check Point vSEC virtual network security and VMware NSX.
With VMware NSX, security is delivered as part of the data center network infrastructure, and micro-segmentation becomes operationally and economically feasible. VMware NSX transparently inserts and orchestrates Check Point vSEC for advanced traffic inspection. Customers can accelerate security service deployment and get the same level of security for traffic inside their data centers as Check Point provides at the perimeter gateway.
This would become especially important in today’s dynamic cloud environments, where applications must be provisioned on-demand, and be highly portable across the infrastructure. The combined solution would enable traffic – whether coming in and out of the data center, or moving within the data center between applications – to be fully protected against malware, APTs and zero-day attacks.
Customers would benefit from:
- Fully automated advanced threat protection for east-west traffic inside the data center
- Dynamic deployment and scale out of Check Point vSEC for software-defined data center environments
- Comprehensive threat visibility across all data center traffic
“Today’s dynamic data center environments require fast deployment of applications. This means that security services must keep pace with compute resources,” said Scott Clinton, senior director, partner product management, networking and security business unit at VMware. “VMware NSX with Check Point vSEC enables our mutual customers to simplify, accelerate and orchestrate Check Point‘s advanced security services across the software-defined data center.”