Check Point Secures Streaming with Integrated Policy Enforcement

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. this week announced its Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture, a solution designed to securely enable streaming audio and video media applications with integrated policy enforcement and centralized management.

Via the OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) Alliance, Check Point is extending its SVN architecture for streaming media by partnering to deliver solutions for secure E-Business. Check Point’s protocol support also secures live voice traffic along with Web graphics for E-Commerce sites for enriched customer service and content delivery.

“Companies want to deploy advanced streaming media solutions to support confidential employee, partner, and customer communications without compromising their security policy or network data flow,” said Kevin Unangst, group product manager, Digital Media Division, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT). “We’re excited that Check Point has integrated support for Windows Media in their SVN architecture to deliver a secure and manageable streaming media solution to the enterprise.”

To secure streaming media, Check Point has adopted the International Telecommunication Union H.323 standard and proprietary protocols such as RTSP and Windows Media. This enhancement allows customers to deploy multimedia applications with policy enforcement and quality of service enabled by Check Point’s patented Stateful Inspection and Intelligent Queuing technology.

“Secure streaming media is becoming a critical E-Business technology across the Internet, intranet and extranets,” said Asheem Chandna, vice president of marketing and business development for Check Point Software Technologies. “Our Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture now uniquely provides a high-performance solution for securing confidential media streams while at the same time enabling sophisticated quality of service.”

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