Check Point And Crossbeam Systems Go To Market With Bundled Security Solution And Support Offerings
Pre-Configured Solutions Combine Check Point’s Best-of-Breed Security Applications with Crossbeam’s X-Series, Delivering Integrated Check Point-Led Support
LAS VEGAS – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, and Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, announced a joint offering for delivering Check Point security solutions on Crossbeam’s carrier-class X-Series security platform.
Customers can now purchase pre-configured bundles of Check Point’s best-of-breed security applications running on the X-Series from a preset menu of options and price points. The options were developed based on the best-selling solutions of Check Point running on Crossbeam.
Additionally, customers will be able to purchase integrated maintenance support that will be delivered by Check Point’s award-winning global service organization. This Check Point service offering will include support for Check Point’s software products in addition to the Crossbeam Next Generation Security Platform.
“To better serve our customers from both a product and service perspective, we are leveraging the depth and breadth of experience we have with large, high-performance network deployments that utilize Crossbeam,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, vice president of Global Field Operations at Check Point. “This new offering unifies many popular security configurations into tightly integrated pre-packaged bundles, simplifying the purchasing and support processes for our customers, while improving overall network security.”
There will be nine pre-configured packages to choose from, each of which includes all the components of the X-Series platform and Check Point’s VPN-1 security gateway, VSX virtualized firewall or IPS intrusion detection and prevention. All of Check Point’s security applications have been certified to run on the X-Series to ensure optimized and unprecedented performance within large, multi-vendor network environments.
The combined packages are designed to simplify the ordering process and promote closer product, sales and technical collaboration between Crossbeam and Check Point to support customer needs
“This offering is a natural extension of our expanding partnership with Check Point and significantly enhances and simplifies the customer lifecycle – from sales through service and support,” said Jim Vedda, vice president of Worldwide Sales at Crossbeam Systems. “Our collaboration with Check Point is a manifestation of our commitment to helping customers maximize the value of their Crossbeam and Check Point investment.”
The joint offering will also enable channel partners to easily guide customers through the selection process with a comprehensive, yet clear set of options for running common Check Point configurations on the Crossbeam chassis.
“A major benefit of the pre-packaged bundles is the simplification of what can become a complex ordering process,” said Laurie Usewicz, vice president of sales at Westcon, a leading distributor of Crossbeam and Check Point security solutions. “This not only makes it easier for us to engage with customers to meet their security needs more quickly, we also expect it to minimize the time it takes for us to realize revenue streams. With a single escalation point for support, the customers’ experience is enhanced. These are the types of solutions we want deliver.”
The Crossbeam and Check Point bundled offerings are available immediately. For more information on the combined solutions, please visit http://www.crossbeam.com/company/download_hot_topic.php.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the leader in securing the Internet. Check Point offers total security solutions featuring a unified gateway, single endpoint agent and single management architecture, customized to fit customers’ dynamic business needs. This combination is unique and is a result of our leadership and innovation in the enterprise firewall, personal firewall/endpoint, data security and VPN markets.
Check Point’s pure focus is on information security. Through its NGX platform, Check Point delivers a unified security architecture to protect business communications and resources, including corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company also offers market-leading endpoint and data security solutions with Check Point Endpoint Security products, protecting and encrypting sensitive corporate information stored on PCs and other mobile computing devices. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumer PCs from hackers, spyware and identity theft. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes.
Crossbeam Systems, Inc. transforms the way enterprises, service providers and government agencies architect and deliver security services. The basis of Crossbeam’s solution is its Next Generation Security Platform, a highly scalable software and hardware platform that facilitates the consolidation, virtualization and simplification of security services delivery, while preserving the customers’ choice of best-of-breed security applications. Crossbeam offers the only security platform that delivers unparalleled network performance, scalability, adaptability and resiliency. Customers choose Crossbeam to intelligently manage risk, accelerate and maintain compliance, and protect their businesses from evolving threats. Crossbeam is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and has offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. More information is available at: www.crossbeam.com.
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