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Check Point Security Gateway R71 Virtual Edition

October 6th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Security, Software

If you along with the rest of the world, failed to notice the announcements NOT written by Check Point’s marketing people, Check Point Security Gateway is now available (General Availability).

Codename “Avatar”, if you want to know more, you could read more at Check Point’s product page:
http://www.checkpoint.com/products/security-gateway-virtual-edition/index.html

Or head over to fireverse.org.

In short, Security Gateway Virtual Edition (Avatar) is a VMWare virtual appliance (for vSphere) that uses the VMSafe API. Same as IBM ISS Virtual Server Security and Trend Micro Deep Security.

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Check Point SecureClient Vista and Windows 7 64-bit

June 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Security, Software

Check Point just announced public Early Availability for their new VPN client “Discovery”.
Which is going to replace SecureClient. With Discovery comes support for XP, Vista and Windows 7 for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Read Check Point SE Patrick Waters’ full blog post here:
http://fireverse.org/?p=468

And download the Migration Guide here:
http://www.fireverse.org/Discovery/Check_Point_EA_Discovery_MigrationGuide.pdf

Why You Should Migrate to Discovery (copied from the Migration Guide)
Check Point recommends that all customers upgrade from SecureClient to Discovery as soon as possible, because Discovery has these capabilities:
–  Supports both 32 and 64 bit Windows Vista and Windows 7
–  Uses less memory resources than SecureClient
–  Automatic disconnect/reconnect as clients move in and out of network range
–  Seamless connection experience while roaming
–  Automatic and transparent upgrades, with no administrator privileges required
–  Supports most existing features of SecureClient, including Office Mode, Desktop Firewall, Secure
Configuration Verification (SCV), Secure Domain Login (SDL), and Proxy Detection
–  Supports many additional new features, and will support even more new features in the near future
–  Does not require a SmartCenter server upgrade
–  Discovery and SecureClient can coexist on client systems during migration period

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