Check Point’s security product will be pushed across Verizon’s VNS platform. It will provide visibility into virtual traffic, data, and workloads hosted in corporate data centers, customer locations, and in the cloud.
Vickie Lonker, executive director at Verizon, said the Check Point integration runs into the carrier’s secure cloud interconnect platform. This brings together Check Point’s threat management and prevention product with Verizon’s management of threat prevention.
“We brought Check Point in based on customer demand,” Lonker said. “We have a very agile framework, and our customers tell us which products they want, and they continued to ask for having Check Point included.”
Check Point earlier this year used Google application programming interfaces (APIs) to integrate its vSEC cloud security software into the Google Cloud Platform. The integration offers a multilayer security product that protects customers’ assets and workloads in the cloud using threat prevention and deep packet inspection.
Shawn Hakl, VP of new products and innovation at Verizon, linked the Check Point deal to a pair of announcements from earlier this month.
Verizon this week said it was using Versa for its software-defined secure branch (SD-Branch) managed service. The Verizon managed service offering, which is part of its VNS product, includes SDN, cloud-based management, and virtualized security for branch networks.
And Verizon also recently announced that VNS is available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The deal provides AWS users with SDN-based services to help control network and security policy from the enterprise edge directly into their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) instance.