Check Point Software Technologies Ltd has announced its new Multi-Domain Management software blades - Global Policy and Security Domain - that deliver virtual security management to businesses of all sizes. The new software blades enable businesses to segment their security management into virtual domains while consolidating their hardware infrastructure. In addition, the new software blades allow for stronger and better security with the deployment of consistent global policies across all domains.

To handle the increasing security complexity of their environment, IT administrators can now simplify management by segmenting security into virtual domains based on location, business unit or security function. The Multi-Domain Management software blades help administrators consolidate their security management while simultaneously preserving the independence of each domain. For example, businesses can centralise the configuration and management of their firewall, VPN, IPS and other security protections across domains while maintaining separation of duties across each security function with a granular role-based administration. In addition, through the Global Policy Software Blade, administrators can achieve better and stronger security by enforcing a common security baseline and sharing a common network topology across multiple domains.

Customers can deploy the Multi-Domain Management Software Blades into their current security management, simplifying IT administration and leveraging their existing infrastructure. With a single click of the mouse, organisations can expand their security management at any time, deploying new security domains for as little as US$1,500 per Domain Software Blade. Check Point's Multi-Domain Software Blades are also available as dedicated SMART-1 appliances for easy plug-and-play.

Key features and benefits of the Multi-Domain Management Software Blade include:

* Centralised monitoring for all gateways and multi-domain system components in a single management console;

* Increased management flexibility and accuracy with enhanced role-based administration and granular control;

* Increased efficiency with consistent global policies across domains;

* Reduced hardware investment and overall lower total cost of ownership.