Check Point supports AWS cloud security
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 04-Jan-2012
Internet security solutions provider Check Point Software
announced its security gateways are now available through Amazon Web Services.
The security gateways enable users to extend their security to the cloud with a range of protections, or Check Point software blades, such as firewall, intrusion prevention, application control and URL filtering.
Called the Check Point virtual appliance
, the security gateway can be deployed in the Amazon cloud to activate protections that prevent network attacks and data breaches, while enabling secure connectivity in cloud environments.
According to Check Point, whether an organization runs part or all of their entire business operations on AWS, they can deploy Check Point virtual appliance to implement a unified policy that protects all corporate assets residing in either on-premise infrastructure or in the cloud.
The Check Point virtual appliance’s unified management and reporting feature enables users to simplify compliance and audits with unified logs and reporting, while enforcing consistent security across the organization.
For example, businesses like online retailers or educational institutions can run production workloads and manage seasonal peaks in Web traffic and customer orders on the Amazon Cloud, while using Check Point virtual appliance to further secure their data and channels of business communication in the cloud infrastructure.
"Security gateways in cloud environments are equally as important as they are in on premise locations, therefore unifying their policies and reporting capabilities in a centralized way are critical to ensuring both the security and compliance mandates of enterprises worldwide," said Lawrence Pingree, research director at Gartner
"We offer a shared responsibility security model that enables customers to choose a security solution that best meets their application's needs, while AWS remains focused on providing a safe and secure infrastructure," said Stephen Schmidt, chief information security officer at Amazon Web Services.
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