Check Point Simplifies Internet Security For SMEs

Check Point has announced the new Check Point Safe@Office 500 and
Safe@Office 500W Unified Threat Management (UTM) security appliances, offering small businesses network protection against dynamic zero-hour Internet attacks in what they say is a single, easy-to-deploy and affordable solution.

“Now, Check Point’s industry-leading enterprise network security is truly within reach for small businesses,” said Laura Yecies, vice president at Check Point.

The Check Point Safe@Office 500 and 500W, powered by advanced technology developed by Check Point subsidiary SofaWare Technologies Ltd., are all-in-one network security appliances featuring a firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, traffic shaping and Web filtering. The Safe@Office 500W integrates a 108Mbps extended range wireless access point with powerful wireless security and guest hotspot capabilities.

The Safe@Office 500 series supports a rich set of additional online services such as antivirus, security and firmware updates, providing zero-hour protection against rapidly propagating threats without any user intervention. It also has built-in interfaces that allow outsourcing security management to a trusted 3rd party.

“The new Safe@Office 500 series solves the security dilemma for small businesses,” said Liran Eshel, chief executive officer of SofaWare Technologies. “Today’s sophisticated hackers don’t discriminate based upon the size of the target, yet true enterprise-level security has been elusive for these customers. Our new product line was designed to meet the specific needs and limited budgets of small offices without compromising the level of protection and without requiring complex set up and management.”

The Safe@Office 500 series appliances are scheduled to be available in December. Pricing starts at $299 US for the appliance, and as low as $10 US annually per user for the firewall and antivirus subscriptions. UK Pricing is still to be announced.