The Check Point Advanced Networking Software Blade makes it easier for administrators to deploy security within complex and highly utilized network environments making this ideal for high-end enterprise and datacenter environments where performance and availability are critical. It includes a number of advanced networking features such as dynamic routing, multicast support, Quality of Service (QoS) prioritization and application load balancing. These features combine to optimize network and users performance by, for example, assigning a high priority to business-critical applications and users. Even with huge volumes of traffic, the Advanced Networking Software Blade efficiently manages an ever-increasing number of client connections and activities. As a result employee productivity remains high, your business is properly supported, and online experiences are positive.
For organizations looking to implement scalable, fault-tolerant, secure networks, the Advanced Networking blade enables them to run industry-standard dynamic routing protocols including BGP, OSPF, RIPv1, and RIPv2 on security gateways. OSPF, RIPv1, and RIPv2 enable dynamic routing over a single autonomous system - like a single department, company, or service provider - to avoid network failures. BGP provides dynamic routing support across more complex networks involving multiple autonomous systems - such as when a company uses two service providers or divides a network into multiple areas with different administrators responsible for the performance of each.
Multicast protocol support
Advanced Networking also integrates multicast protocol support in IP appliances, including IGMP, PIM-DM, and PIM-SM. By incorporating multicast protocols, the Advanced Networking blade enables security gateways to efficiently and effectively manage which multicast sessions, such as stock tickers or videoconferencing, to forward into their networks.
Quality of Service for both encrypted and unencrypted traffic
The Advanced Networking blade lets you to prioritize business-critical traffic such as ERP, database, and Web services traffic over less time-critical traffic. It also allows you to guarantee bandwidth and control latency for streaming applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video conferencing. In addition, with highly granular controls, the Advanced Networking blade enables guaranteed or priority access to specific employees - even if they are remotely accessing network resources through a VPN tunnel.
Flexible server load balancingProduct Highlights
Each connection request is directed to a specific server based on one of the Advanced Networking Software Blade's five pre-defined load balancing algorithms. The server load algorithm prevents any server from handling a disproportionately high volume of traffic. Each incoming connection request is directed to the server experiencing the lightest load.
- Enhances security infrastructure reliability and performance
- Reduces need for routers at branch offices
- Guarantees bandwidth to critical applications
- Optimizes performance for mission-critical traffic
- Proactive management of network costs
- Improved application performance
- Intelligent traffic redirection
- Leverage of existing hardware investments
- Application load balancing that includes security policy