Check Point Selects Mellanox Ethernet Solutions to Enhance Security Appliances

ConnectX®-4 Ethernet NICs to be Integrated in Check Point 15000, 23000 Series of Appliances, Enabling High-Speed Connections Essential to Security of Modern Data Center Environments

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – JUNE 2, 2016 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that it has been selected by Check Point® Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) to include its ConnectX®-4 40Gb Ethernet adapter card in Check Point’s 15000 and 23000 series of security appliances. ConnectX-4 adapters enable companies to connect their 10 GbE server uplinks to their 40 GbE core, thereby ensuring that their networks remain secure when they upgrade their data center from 10 to 40GbE. With 40GbE, Check Point can discover malicious behavior before it enters the network thanks to ConnectX-4’s flexible, high-speed connection.

Check Point security appliances protect today’s enterprise networks and data centers from even the most sophisticated attacks with uncompromising, reliable threat prevention. By adding 40Gb high-performance connectivity, platform performance can be optimized to further enhance the appliance’s ability to secure enterprise and data center environments.

“Check Point data center security appliances combine high-performance, multi-core capabilities with fast networking technologies to provide the highest level of security,” said Alon Kantor, vice president of business development at Check Point Software. “Integrating components such as the Mellanox ConnectX®-4 40Gb Ethernet adapter card enables us to deliver advanced and integrated security solutions that meet all of our customers business security needs.”

The ConnectX-4 adapter card offers the highest performing solution for applications requiring high bandwidth, low latency and high message rate. It features an efficient I/O consolidation that lowers data center costs and complexity and encourages scalability to tens of thousands of nodes. Mellanox adapted the ConnectX-4 card to support the Check Point GAIA operating system, and produced a unique form factor for the Check Point security appliances.

“Mellanox’s ConnectX-4 adapter card offers the most compelling high performance, cost effective solution in the industry for 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gb/s Ethernet speeds, enabling seamless networking, clustering, or storage,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox. “By providing an exclusive form factor for Check Point, the Mellanox adapter ensures Check Point’s operating system will run as efficiently and productively as possible. We are happy to collaborate with Check Point to enable the highest level of data center security.”

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Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at

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