Check Point Pitches UTM Security for Enterprises

By Matt Hines  |  Posted 2006-05-08 Print this article Print

The security software company is taking unified threat management beyond the SMB, launching a package designed to help large companies protect remote locations.

Check Point Software Technologies introduced its newest package of enterprise security applications on May 8, rolling out new capabilities for using so-called unified threat management technologies alongside its existing VPN and anti-malware tools.

UTM packages typically include firewalls, e-mail filters, anti-virus software and some network intrusion detection capabilities. The biggest selling point behind such offerings is their ability to help companies address a number of security issues in one swoop.

While UTM is becoming an increasingly popular way for SMBs (small and midsize businesses) to protect their IT assets, most larger companies prefer to acquire their applications in smaller bundles or as single-point products, Check Point officials said.

Click here to read why eWEEK Security Center Editor Larry Seltzer says unified threat management systems are a good choice for SMBs.

Check Point is betting that it can encourage enterprises to begin using UTM applications to help protect branch offices and other geographically dispersed operations, and the company is offering tight integration between UTM and its products designed specifically for enterprise use.

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