Press Release

Interoute Virtual Data Centre expands its on-demand security services with Check Point’s Security Gateway Virtual Edition

Interoute becomes Check Point’s first Partner platform to deliver its market-leading virtual security gateways in the cloud.

London, 10th March, 2015. Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud service platform, has today announced the availability of the Check Point Security Gateway Virtual Edition (VE) on the Interoute CloudStore. Applications available on the Interoute CloudStore have been tested and approved to run on Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC), the global networked cloud infrastructure with locations across Europe, North America and Asia.

Check Point VE gateways protect dynamic virtualized environments and external networks, such as private and public clouds, from internal and external threats by securing virtual machines and applications with extensive security using the full range of Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture. With Check Point VE gateways available on the growing Interoute CloudStore appliance marketplace, organisations can leverage Check Point’s multi-layer security protection on demand in an easy and flexible way.

Interoute VDC can be scaled much faster than traditional physical platforms and has the flexibility to be provisioned as either a private, public or hybrid cloud. This complements the advanced capabilities of Check Point VE gateways and gives companies the ability to provision and control computing and storage infrastructure on demand, using Pay-as-You-Go or committed payment models. Interoute VDC customers and partners can also select the specific zone they want their data to be hosted and stored in, which can help companies needing to comply with stringent data protection regulations.

Eran Orzel, Head of Check Point Business Centre and Global MSP program said, “Organisations from SMBs to large enterprises are moving to managed security services to handle growth in the rate and complexity of attacks and to make their IT budgets go further. Together with Interoute, we can now provide an advanced security infrastructure with a flexible cloud-based business model, designed to meet the needs of our joint customers. We see this as a great partnership to provide organisations with an easy and flexible way to deploy security services from the cloud.”

William Morrish, Cloud Sales and Marketing Director, Interoute, commented, “We are very excited to offer Check Point’s Security Gateway VE on our global cloud platform. We’re continuing to grow our portfolio of applications on the Interoute CloudStore, complementing the global Interoute Virtual Data Centre platform with the best available applications for building flexible and scalable cloud architectures.”

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About Interoute

Interoute Communications Limited is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fiber, 12 data centres, 13 Virtual Data Centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organizations find Interoute the ideal partner for computingconnectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres.www.interoute.com