Check Point updates with 'clientless' VPN and new routing feature
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Check Point is releasing enhancements to its suite of virtual private network (VPN) products, including a new "clientless" VPN product and a VPN routing feature.
The new "clientless" VPN product allows companies to offer secure access to users who may not want to install a full VPN client, said Leslie Stern, a senior product marketing manager with Check Point. The VPN host supports SSL connections so customers or partners of a company (or any user) could access information via a Web browser, Stern said.
Check Point is also offering a feature called VPN routing that allows companies to set up complex network topologies featuring a series of hub and spokes. Companies that still use frame relay can switch to VPNs and mirror their old topology, with the hub acting as a go-between for the spokes, which could be branch offices or even remote users. The hubs can shoulder essential services such as antivirus scanning, Stern said.
Additionally, Check Point is offering more security monitoring capabilities to its VPN client, that ensure a connecting computer is secure. Companies can input their requirements or use those preset by Check Point. For example, a company may want to make sure all connecting systems have updated antivirus definitions and that instant messaging is turned off.
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