Check Point Software Technologies has completed the acquisition of the Nokia security appliance business, the culmination of a 12-year strategic partnership.
In addition to Check Point UTM-1 and Power-1 appliances, businesses can purchase former Nokia IP hardware running Check Point security software through Check Point.
Check Point is committed to preserving continuity for its customers and partners following the acquisition and plans on introducing, in the near future, a new line of all-inclusive IP appliances.
The line of IP appliances will come pre-loaded with either Check Point R70T, Check Point's security gateway based on the innovative Software Blade Architecture, or Check Point NGX R65.
In the meantime, Nokia IP appliances are now available from Check Point, eliminating the need for customers to obtain two separate licenses from two different vendors, easing procurement and deployment.
Similarly, existing Nokia customer support contracts will be immediately supported by Check Point, including support for older platforms and OS versions.