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Check Point Brings Network Security to the Cloud

Check Point is now offering its software blade portfolio of network security appliances for the Amazon Cloud (AWS). The software blade offerings include IPS, Firewall and filtering capabilities.

"What we're doing is bringing all the core security technologies that we've had for years and now we're able to deliver it on the Amazon cloud," Fred Kost, head of product marketing at Check Point, told InternetNews.com.

Kost explained that for organizations that have already deployed Check Point in their own enterprises, the same security can now be extended to the cloud. He added that an enterprise can now have a common policy across the cloud and on-premise.

"So now the Amazon Cloud looks just like another enterprise instance of a gateway," Kost said.

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Check Point Brings Network Security to the Cloud

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist