Check Point introduces Quantum Lightspeed, the world’s fastest firewall

Check Point stellt mit Quantum Lightspeed die schnellste Firewall der Welt vor


Quantum Lightspeed series offers twenty times better value for the most demanding data centers in the world

Security provider Check Point has expanded the Check Point Quantum portfolio with Quantum Lightspeed firewalls and thus initiated the biggest revolution in network security within the last decade.

Quantum Lightspeed sets the new standard for firewall performance to enable very fast data center security for any business:

  • 5 times higher firewall throughput – up to 3 Tbit/s per system / 800 Gbit/s per single gateway.
  • 10 times faster – Very low latency at 3 microseconds
  • 20 times better price-performance ratio than competing solutions

With the advent of distributed SaaS applications and the need to better support employees in remote locations, the modern data center is rapidly evolving into a hybrid architecture that operates both on-premises and in the cloud. With network traffic increasing twice every three years, companies of all sizes face the challenge of providing hyper-fast data center security to match the speed of the network.

Using an innovative ASIC technology developed by NVIDIA, Check Point Quantum Lightspeed delivers groundbreaking firewall performance that enables companies to support so-called elephant streams and securely transfer terabytes of data in minutes instead of hours. Financial institutions can now securely process millions of high-frequency trades with a latency of microseconds, and any company can provide fast access for remote users, which supports high-growth enterprises.

Dr. Dorit Dor, Vice President of Products, at Check Point Software

“As more companies rely on their hybrid data centers to handle business transactions, they need to implement a solution with high network security,” says Dr. Dorit Dor, Chief Product Officer of Check Point , “and that’s why our goal was to develop a solution that works even in the most demanding data centers, which have high throughput and require low latency. Those that can also be expanded as needed to support rapid growth. The hyper-fast Check Point Quantum Lightspeed firewalls deliver firewall performance matching the speed of the network and thus set a new standard in IT security.“

“Artificial intelligence, 5G and the proliferation of connected devices are just some of the trends that are driving the enormous growth of data traffic in data centers and presenting new challenges for IT security in companies,” says Michael Kagan, CTO at NVIDIA” that’s why NVIDIA is accelerating zero trust security in the data center and enabling innovators like Check Point to develop next-generation solutions like the Check Point Quantum Lightspeed Security Gateway, which is powered by the extreme performance of NVIDIA ConnectX SmartNIC.“

“Companies that have distributed, hybrid data centers and applications need data center security that can keep up with the speed of their business and securely accelerate data transfer between applications, other data centers and backups to the hybrid cloud,” explains Frank Dickson, IDC Vice President of Security and Trust. “Check Point Quantum Lightspeed firewalls deliver data center security that matches the speed of the network, enabling companies to transfer hundreds of terabytes of data in minutes instead of hours, achieve low latency for high-frequency financial transactions, and at the same time scale security on demand to support high-growth businesses, such as online retail.“

Check Point Quantum Lightspeed Security Gateways are now available through the global partner network.

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