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Check Point launches Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls to introduce network security revolution

By Shannon Williams
Fri 21 Jan 2022

Cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies has announced the extension of the Check Point Quantum portfolio, with Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls to introduce the biggest network security revolution in the last decade.

According to the company, utilising an innovative ASIC technology developed by NVIDIA, Check Point Quantum Lightspeed delivers breakthrough firewall performance that allows enterprises to support elephant flows and securely transfer terabytes of data in minutes instead of hours. Financial institutions can now securely process millions of hi-frequency trades with microsecond latency, and any business can provide fast access for remote users and support high growth businesses.

"As more enterprises rely on their hybrid data centers to conduct business transactions, they need to implement a solution with network security speed," says Dr. Dorit Dor, chief product officer at Check Point Software.

"Our goal was to design a solution that would work in the most demanding data centers which require high security throughput, low latency and can expand on demand to support rapid growth," Cor says.

"Check Point Quantum Lightspeed hyper-fast firewalls deliver line-rate firewall performance at the speed of the network, setting a new standard in cybersecurity performance."

Michael Kagan, chief technology offixer at NVIDIA, adds, "Artificial intelligence, 5G and the proliferation of smart devices are just some of the trends propelling enormous growth in data center traffic and creating new cybersecurity challenges for enterprise. 

"NVIDIA turbocharges zero-trust security in the data center and enables innovators such as Check Point to develop next-generation solutions like the Check Point Quantum Lightspeed security gateway, powered by the extreme performance of the NVIDIA ConnectX SmartNIC," he said.

Frank Dickson, vice president of Security and Trust at analyst firm IDC, says enterprises that have distributed hybrid data centers and applications need data center security that performs at the speed of their business, needing to securely accelerate data transfers between applications, other data centers, and backups to the hybrid cloud. 

"Check Point Quantum Lightspeed hyper-fast firewalls deliver data center security performance at the speed of the network, enabling enterprises to transfer hundreds of terabytes of data in minutes instead of hours, provide low latency for high frequency financial transactions, while also scaling security on demand to support high growth businesses like online commerce," he says. 
 
Meanwhile, Check Point Software has been named a Major Player by IDC. 

The company has been recognised in two reports, the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security 2021 Vendor Assessment for Enterprise 2021 and the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security 2021 Vendor Assessment for Small and Medium-Size Business 2021."The latest IDC MarketScape reports validate that modern endpoint security should be considered as part of a holistic security solution that integrates different security products functioning together to provide the highest level of security for users while reducing overhead and TCO," says Check Point Software Technologies VP of product management, Itai Greenberg.

"Check Point's Harmony Endpoint is a part of the Harmony product suite, the industry's first unified security solution for users, devices and access, that is easy to use, manage and buy. Harmony protects users against all threats such as malware, ransomware and phishing, and across all threat vectors including endpoint, mobile, web, email, and collaboration apps."

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