Five main features of Checkpoint Firewall

Role of a firewall is to control the traffic between external and internal networks. Firewall is the core of a reliable network security policy. According to the top educationist, ACIT Institute, networks are under constant threat. This is why developers keep inventing new firewalls besides upgrading the existing ones.

Checkpoint firewall is one of the most advanced firewall systems. ACIT has explained its main features below.

1. It controls and detects application usage

Checkpoint firewall identifies, blocks, allows or limits usage of applications. It ensures your internet usage is safe and protected from different types of malware. With checkpoint firewall, you can block or limit usage of widgets and web applications like social networking, instant messaging, VoIP, video streaming, games and more.

2. Intrusion prevention

Checkpoint firewall secures your network by inspecting data packages crossing through the gateway. It is a fully loaded IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), providing geo-protections and regular, automated threat definition updates. Frequent updates are extremely important as threats get their own updates too.

3. Ease of expanding the firewall system

Security needs are bound to increase in this ever-growing world of Internet. A checkpoint firewall allows you to add plugins or add-ons to the existing software. Additional features can include threat extraction, data loss prevention and threat emulation.

4. Internal URL web filtration

The web filtering feature screens incoming URL requests. Checkpoint firewall uses this feature to determine whether URL request should be allowed or blocked. Web filtering is done by predefining few categories made up of URLs. In this way, complete web pages or sites containing objectionable content can be blocked.

5. Internal antivirus scanning

Checkpoint firewall comes up with an inbuilt antivirus. The team of ACIT ran a number of tests and the scanning system seemed highly effective. The antivirus engine will block or let the data go through, depending on the response from the antivirus engine.

ACIT institute has an experienced team of IT geniuses. While their team never underestimates the reach of malware, they do think checkpoint firewall system assures a well secured network to its user.