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BT adds Check Point firewall to Cloud of Clouds

BT has added additional security capabilities from Check Point Software Technologies to it’s cloud services network.

The Israeli security company will deploy its 13500 series firewall technology at BT’s global internet gateways. The move comes as BT enhances internet breakout from its global network at global gateways, located at world’s internet peering locations.

BT Global Services customers will now have access to embedded Cloud Firewall services as a standard solution.

BT announced its ‘cloud of clouds’ vision in April, aiming to make it easier for organisations to connect to applications and data through a service catalogue in its Cloud Management System.

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Keith Langridge, vice president, network services at BT Global Services, said: "As our customers progress in their journey towards cloud-based IT, the need for secured connectivity to cloud resources through the internet has become critical. Our vision is to help them move confidently to cloud whilst minimising the complexity, risk and cost.

Langridge adds: "BT and Check Point have a long track record of successfully working together with world leading multinational companies. Our new embedded Cloud Firewall services considerably reinforce the security credentials of BT’s cloud service integration offering."

"Check Point is excited to deliver its industry-leading Next Generation Firewall performance and security protection via BT’s Cloud Connect Platform," said Alon Kantor, vice president of Business Development at Check Point Software Technologies.

"We are thrilled to be working with BT on this innovative cloud security offering, protecting enterprises worldwide."


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