Check Point launches world’s fastest firewall

Check Point, recently hosted its annual customer and partner event series, CPX 360, where the company introduced Quantum Lightspeed, the world’s fastest firewall, delivering 20 times better price performance than competing vendors.

The company’s new Quantum Lightspeed firewall technology for data centers, signals Check Point’s determination to confront the evolving threat landscape in the light of the 50% year-on-year increase in cyber-attacks uncovered in the company’s 2022 security report. The new solution was the result of a collaboration with ASIC developer Nvidia, a company that has a long-standing relationship with Check Point.

“Quantum Lightspeed represents the latest innovation in our Quantum portfolio, and through increased throughput, ultra-low latency and better price performance, aims to kickstart the biggest network security revolution in more than a decade,” said Gil Shwed, founder and CEO for Check Point.

Check Point Chief Product Officer Dr Dorit Dor sees the introduction of the Nvidia GPU, with its enhanced processing power, as a key part of the company’s drive to make great use of AI in securing networks to deliver the best real time prevention of Gen V attacks. She commented “We need to stay ahead of the emerging threats and for that we need evolving technology that can identify and emerge alongside the threats. So, we are designing AI into our next generation firewall. We see ourselves evolving in terms of how to leverage GPUs in order to accelerate the AI calculation.”

Itai Greenberg, Head of Check Point Product management commented, “Quantum Lightspeed redefines price performance. We are giving you over five times the performance of the previous generation of gateway.”