ECI Telecom Announces Partnership With Check Point Software Technologies

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ECI's launches new cyber security suite, LightSec, utilizing Check Point's industry leading NextGeneration Threat Prevention

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"ECI has taken a very unique approach ... and Check Point is excited to be partnering with ECI Telecom in its security innovation", says Alon Kantor, VP of Business Development at Check Point Software Technologies

ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, announced today that its new cybersecurity suite LightSec, which provides holistic protection for service providers' operational and IT networks, features technology from strategic partner Check Point Software Technologies. ECI's Native Packet Transport (NPT) stand-alone security engine runs Check Point’s Next Generation Threat Prevention solution.

Check Point's Next Generation Threat Prevention solution brings proven security, easy deployment and effective management by consolidating the company’s award-winning Software Blades into a single, efficiently managed solution. Check Point's proven security combined with ECI's transport and networking expertise makes LightSec a cost-effective suite that can accommodate all business models without requiring any additional hardware or software.

"Our Next Generation Threat Prevention solution delivers our industry-leading, multi-layered security protections via ECI’s LightSec cyber-security protection suite," says Alon Kantor, vice president of business development at Check Point Software Technologies. "ECI has taken a very unique approach by implementing multiple security appliances in a virtualized way and Check Point is excited to be partnering with ECI Telecom in its security innovation."

ECI Telecom, a leader in optical and packet transport solutions, has developed a new Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platform over its NPT based portfolio, as well as a standalone solution. The Distributed (D-NFV) approach replaces purpose-built equipment with a generic "white box". This enables equipment like ECI's Apollo and NPT, both furnished with generic x86 based engines, to be remotely configured to run a variety of applications. This same engine can be configured to provide SCADA deep packet inspection (DPI) in one location and encryption in a different location. ECI's holistic approach provides the appropriate security means, a central point of real time views, and control for a comprehensive unified IT/operational networks cyber security solution.

"The strategic partnership between ECI and Check Point was forged upon leveraging the strengths of each company’s expertise," states Yuval Illuz, General Manager, Cyber Division at ECI Telecom. "ECI has Check Point's Next Generation Threat Prevention running over ECI's NFV platform, through a series of rigorous tests, and using a wide variety of testing methodologies. Both ECI and Check Point are looking forward to meeting the rising demand for complete cyber protection within vast operational networks."

The LightSec suite also includes the LightSec-V® (LightSec Viewer), which is a smart web-based threat management system for managing and visualizing all of the cyber-security solutions provided by ECI. LightSec-V provides a centralized aggregated view from ECI security solutions as well as from any additional cyber security solutions used by the client. This makes LightSec configurable to match each client's specific needs.

ECI will demonstrate its new LightSec cyber security suite at European Utility Week, November 4-6 in Amsterdam.

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ABOUT ECI TELECOM
ECI Telecom (Petach Tikvah, Israel) delivers Next Generation Packet Optical and Carrier Ethernet solutions to service providers and customers with a need for mission critical networks worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and security solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective, revenue-generating services. The LightSec cyber-security suite includes multiple engines (hardware and software based) running various protection applications like Network Anomaly detection, Big Data Cyber Analytics, Session Recording, DDOS, Encryption, Firewall, , SCADA DPI and more. Our market leading LightSoft network management suite enables customers to smoothly manage multilayer services and provides the foundation for our SDN and LightSec solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.ecitele.com.

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