Check Point Software - world’s fastest firewall - datacenters - Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls - techxmedia

Check Point Software introduces the world’s fastest firewall to most demanding datacenters

Data Center Technology

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has added Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls to its Check Point Quantum portfolio, ushering in the biggest network security revolution in the last decade.

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Quantum Lightspeed sets the bar for firewall performance, enabling every company to have hyper-fast datacenter security:

  • 5 times better firewall throughput – Up to 3 Tbps per system / 800 Gbps per single gateway
  • 10 times faster – Ultra-low latency at 3 microseconds
  • 20 times better price performance than competing solutions

The modern data centre is rapidly transitioning to a hybrid architecture, with both on-premises and cloud operations, due to the advent of distributed SaaS applications and the need to better accommodate remote workers. Enterprises of all sizes are challenged to deliver hyper-fast datacenter security at the speed of the network, with network traffic growing 2X every three years.

Check Point Quantum Lightspeed uses NVIDIA’s revolutionary ASIC technology to deliver unprecedented firewall performance that enables organisations to accommodate elephant flows and securely transfer terabytes of data in minutes rather than hours. Financial institutions may now securely execute millions of high-frequency trades with microsecond latency, and any company can provide quick access to remote users and support high-growth companies.

Dr. Dorit Dor - Chief Product Officer -Check Point Software - world’s fastest firewall - datacenters - Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls - techxmedia

 “As more enterprises rely on their hybrid datacenters to conduct business transactions, they need to implement a solution with network security speed,” said Dr. Dorit Dor, Chief Product Officer at Check Point.

He added, “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. 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.”

  “AI, 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,” said Michael Kagan CTO at NVIDIA.

He added, “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 ConnectXSmartNIC.”

“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,” said Frank Dickson, IDC Vice President of Security and Trust. 

He added, “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.”


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