Check Point Releases Two Security Measures

Check Point Software has rolled out an updated version of its Integrity
firewall, as well as its first security event management software system,
called Eventia Analyzer.

Integrity 6.0, a subscription service that controls application access to
networks from PCs, improves on its manageability, scalability and
reliability performance for endpoint security, according to Rich Weiss,
Check Point’s director of endpoint marketing.

“The idea is to reduce the amount of time administrators have to spend
with Integrity,” he said.

The Integrity client and server software secures networked PCs by
centrally managing a proactive defense and enforcing access policy
compliance, he said.

Weiss said the significant advances and new management features of
Integrity will also enable the software to secure large-scale deployments at
a low cost. It is also the first easily managed host intrusion prevention
for PCs.

The latest Integrity offering now includes the subscription service
Program Advisor, a SmartDefense service that gives administrators the
ability to automate most application policy decisions for granting or
blocking network access to PC applications, according to Weiss. Check Point hosts the service and currently handles about 100
million queries a week, he said.

“It is our business to understand this stuff,” Weiss continued. “We are in a
better position than the network administrators.”

The Tel Aviv-based company also introduced the Eventia Analyzer this
week, a service that monitors networks through the collection of information
from several avenues, such as firewalls and antivirus gateways, according to
David Burton, Check Point’s director of product marketing.

The software then automatically analyzes the data in real time and
produces a ready consolidated report for the information security manager.

Barton said the Eventia Analyzer provides 70 predefined problems that
allows network administrators to easily detect and digest any perceived
security threats faster than usual. It also reduces the need to customize
the systems, he said.

“The sheer enormity of information collected by security devices makes it
extremely difficult for existing security event management solutions to
identify meaningful events in a timely fashion, if at all,” Gonen Fink, vice
president of solutions and strategy for Check Point, said in a
statement.

“Eventia Analyzer is designed to be easily deployed in hours. The
extensive base of built-in knowledge about which security events are
important and which can be considered insignificant, greatly increases an
enterprise’s protection without inundating its security team with
lower-priority alerts.”

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