The Check Point Acceleration and Clustering Software Blade delivers a set of advanced technologies, SecureXL and ClusterXL, that work together to maximize performance and security in high-performance environments. These work with CoreXL, which is included with the blade containers, to form the foundation of the open performance architecture, which delivers throughput designed for data center applications and the high levels of security needed to protect against today's application-level threats.
SecureXL, Check Point's patented security acceleration technology, removes latency associated with intense security processing by creating a special device layer that can make security decisions earlier. In both servers and dedicated appliances, performance is affected negatively by memory, system-bus, and CPU speed as traffic passes through a system. By creating a SecureXL device layer, the Check Point Security Gateway enables security decisions to be made at a lower application level to remove performance bottlenecks.
Multi-core CPU support
Multi-core CPU support enables Check Point Security Gateways to share traffic among cores of a single system, providing superior price/performance on a single server. The combination of multi-core CPUs and multi-threaded SecureXL security application technology is the foundation for the next generation of security acceleration - application-layer security. By joining a multi-core CPU with SecureXL security acceleration, Check Point Security Gateways can deliver more than 15 Gbps of intrusion prevention throughput.
To provide acceleration as well as enhanced reliability, organizations can use ClusterXL to cluster multiple VPN-1 security gateways to improve performance. ClusterXL combines stateful failover of security functions with the ability to dynamically share traffic loads among multiple gateways. This enables near-linear scalability for large deployments without the cost of separate load-balancing equipment.
Scales as protections are addedProduct Highlights
Because Check Point security gateways are software-based solutions, it is possible for organizations to quickly take advantage of open-system hardware improvements such as multi-core CPUs or improved memory or bus speeds. By avoiding closed architectures - like those found in specialized security hardware that rely on ASICs, which cannot adapt to threats for performance acceleration - Check Point Security Gateways enable you to maintain security against evolving threats without compromising on performance.
- Enables organizations to deploy the highest levels of application security at the highest-performance levels without compromise
- Delivers predictable performance as threats appear
- Accelerates performance for multimedia or transaction-oriented applications
- Transparent failover for business continuity
- Effective load distribution that scales at the processor and system level
- Easy Software Blade deployment