Combined Solution Supports 2,000 Check Point Virtual Systems on a Single X-Series; Makes Security Easy to Manage and Scale in Public and Private Clouds
Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that Check Point R75.40VS is certified to run on its X-Series security platforms.
Customers can now deploy Check Point Virtual Systems on the X-Series
to create customised security by combining Check Point software blades
– including firewall, intrusion prevention (IPS), virtual private
network (VPN) and identity awareness, among others. By running Check
Point on the X-Series, customers achieve the high levels of performance,
scalability and management control required for security within both
public and private clouds.
Key benefits of the Crossbeam-Check Point solution include:
• Simplified security management – Consolidating up to 2,000 Check Point
Virtual Systems onto a single X-Series platform, greatly simplifying
the management and cost of deploying security in large, dynamic
• Modular scalability – Allowing customers to efficiently boost
performance for Check Point software by combining Crossbeam Application
Processing Modules (APMs) within the X-Series, eliminating the need for
• High availability – Providing self-healing capabilities that ensure
Check Point Virtual Systems will always be available, even if there is
an APM failure.
• Traffic segmentation – Enabling customers to separate traffic both
physically and virtually within a single X-Series to ensure the right
security policies are applied to different network segments and traffic
“The Crossbeam best-of-breed security architecture relies on close,
collaborative relationships with our ISV partners and keeping pace with
their technological advancements,” said Jim Freeze, chief marketing
officer at Crossbeam. “The quick certification of Check Point Virtual
Systems on the X-Series is not only a testament to our successful
partnership, it also underscores the importance that both companies
place on meeting the need for virtualised security solutions that can be
effectively deployed and managed in the most demanding networks.”
Check Point was certified through Crossbeam’s certification programme,
which rigorously tests the compatibility, interoperability and
performance of security applications running on the X-Series. During
testing, the ISV (independent software vendor) security software is
installed on X-Series hardware, and the combined solution is placed in a
laboratory environment that mimics the complex, layered architectures
of large enterprise and service provider networks. The solution is
stressed with extreme traffic loads to simulate real-world conditions,
including security threats. The certification assures customers that the
Check Point solution on the X-Series provides carrier-class performance
The X-Series allows organisations to consolidate multiple security
appliances and related network devices onto a single high-performance
chassis, slashing total cost of ownership by as much as 70 percent when
compared to alternative solutions. Customers take advantage of the
security protections and controls offered by Crossbeam’s leading ISV
partners on a platform that can scale to meet network demand while
reducing the cost and complexity of security management.
For more information on the Crossbeam-Check Point partnership, visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/partners/checkpoint/.
is available at www.crossbeam.com.