Nokia teams for security

Nokia has teamed up with Check Point and Intel to enhance corporate network security in the face of rising threats.

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By  Sathya Mithra Ashok Published  September 30, 2007

Nokia has teamed up with Check Point and Intel to enhance corporate network security in the face of rising threats. Nokia is working together with Check Point and Intel to improve enterprise security by delivering powerful new security appliances that efficiently inspect network traffic in multi-gigabit environments and search deeper for signs of attacks without slowing network performance.

The first result of this collaboration is the Nokia IP2450 security platform, a high-end integrated security appliance for firewall/VPN with high-performance and IT investment protection for business customers. Featuring two Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5355 processors and Intel I/O acceleration technology, Nokia IP2450 utilises the latest in multi-core technology, and packages them together with technology advancements from Check Point and the hardened Nokia IPSO operating system.

As next steps, Nokia plans to support Check Point CoreXL on Nokia IP2450 and other multi-core platforms early next year; and engineering teams at the three companies plan to explore how CoreXL can take advantage of upcoming Nokia ADP Card and Nokia IPSO innovations. At the go-to-market level, the companies plan to conduct joint security channel briefings beginning in select EMEA markets in November.

"The Check Point open performance architecture accelerates strict security inspection for sensitive or critical environments to multi-gigabit datacentre levels and keeps customers better protected than ASIC-based solutions by ensuring a continuously high-level of performance against new threats," said Bob Egner, vice president of product management, Check Point. "We have been delivering solutions with Nokia for 10 years, and with both companies leveraging the Intel innovations, we envision many more opportunities to solve security challenges."

"The IP2450 bolsters Nokia's security portfolio enabling us to deliver expandable solutions backed by the global support and maintenance that large companies and service providers demand," said Tom Furlong, VP for security and mobile connectivity at Nokia.

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