Today the enterprise gateway is more than a firewall. It is a security device presented with an ever-increasing number of sophisticated threats. As an enterprise security gateway it must use multiple technologies to control network access, detect sophisticated attacks and provide additional security capabilities like data loss prevention and protection from web-based threats. The proliferation of mobile devices like smartphones and Tablets and new streaming, social networking and P2P applications requires a higher connection capacity and new application control technologies. Finally, the shift towards enterprise private and public cloud services, in all its variations, changes the company borders and requires enhanced capacity and additional security solutions.
Check Point’s new appliances combine fast networking technologies with high performance multi-core capabilities—providing the highest level of security without compromising on network speeds to keep your data, network and employees secure. Optimized for the Software Blades Architecture, each appliance is capable of running any combination of Software Blades—providing the flexibility and the precise level of security for any business at every network location by consolidating multiple security technologies into a single integrated solution.
Each Check Point Appliance supports the Check Point 3D security vision of combining policies, people and enforcement for unbeatable protection. To address evolving security needs, Check Point offers Next Generation Security packages of Software Blades focused on specific customer requirements. Threat Prevention, Data Protection, Web Security and Next Generation Firewall technologies are key foundations for a robust 3D Security blueprint.
With high security Software Blades performance and great scalability, the 12600 Appliance is a datacenter-grade platform offering advanced redundancy and modularity. In addition to two onboard 1 Gigabit copper Ethernet ports, three available expansion slots can be used to configure a variety of network options such as 1 Gigabit Ethernet copper, 1 Gigabit Ethernet fiber, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections.
The 12600 default configuration includes eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet copper ports and a four 1 Gigabit Ethernet copper port expansion card. Fully loaded, the 12600 includes a total of twenty-six 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports or twelve 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.