The Check Point Application Control Software Blade provides the industry's strongest application security and identity control to organizations of all sizes. It enables IT teams to easily create granular policies - based on users or groups - to identify, block or limit usage of over 240,000 Web 2.0 applications and widgets.
Inspect SSL encrypted traffic
Scan and secure SSL encrypted traffic passing through the gateway. When traffic is passed through, the gateway decrypts the traffic with the sender's public key, inspects and protects, then re-encrypts, sending the newly encrypted content to the receiver.
UserCheck technology alerts employees in real-time about their application access limitations, while educating them on Internet risk and corporate usage policies. In addition to defining policies that allow or block specific applications, businesses can choose to query the user by prompting the employee to select whether an application is being used for business or personal use. This enables IT administrators to gain a better understanding of Web 2.0 usage patterns, adapt policies and regulate personal usage without interrupting the flow of business.
User and machine awareness
Integration with the Identity Awareness Software Blade enables users of the Application Control Software Blade to define granular policies to control applications usage by specific users, groups of users and the machine they are using, to best balance between the organization's security needs and its business needs.
Central policy management
Application Control Software Blades are centrally managed with Check Point security management via a user-friendly interface. Centralized management offers unmatched leverage and control of application security policies and enables organizations to use a single repository for user and group definitions, network objects, access rights and security policies across their entire security infrastructure. Unified access policies are enforced automatically throughout the distributed environment, empowering them to securely provision access from anywhere.
Unified event management
Using SmartEvent to view users' online behavior and application usage provides organizations with the most granular level of visibility, leading to a better understanding of network usage and the definition of appropriate, granular control policies.