Check Point GAiA is a unified cutting-edge secure operating system for all Check Point Appliances, open servers and virtualized gateways. GAiA combines the best features from IPSO and Secure Platform into a single unified OS providing greater efficiency and robust performance. With the support of the full suite of Software Blades, customers will benefit from improved connection capacity and full breadth and power of Check Point security technologies by adopting GAiA.
Web-Based User Interface with Search Navigation
This interface integrates all management functions into a Web-based dashboard that is accessible via most popular Web browsers Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Built-in search navigation delivers instant results on commands and properties. For CLI-inclined users, a Shell-Emulator pop-up window is only a single click away.
Pre-packaged solutions provide turn-key security for various business deployment scenarios. Software Blades can also be individually selected to build customized solution to meet specific security needs. Supported security Blades include:
Utilizing efficiency of a 64-bit operating system, GAiA is capable of boosting connection capacity of existing Check Point Appliances.
Segregation of duty is part of a good security policy and it improves operating efficiency. Role-based administrative access gives GAiA customers ability and granularity to customize their security management policies that are particular to their business needs. User authentication and authorization are based on Industry Standard RADIUS and TACACS+ protocols, specific levels of access can be granted based on each individual role and responsibility building a stronger security environment.
Update times have been reduced to only a few seconds and post-update testing is performed automatically. Notification emails are sent about recommended updates and update statuses. Updates can be scheduled for automatic download and install during off-peak hours where impact to business and network resources is minimum.
As the number of available IPv4 addresses diminishes, it is becoming more and more important to ensure that business network is Ready for IPv6. Check Point GAiA is designed to allow easy interoperability with this new version of Internet Protocol.
Both ClusterXL and VRRP are fully supported by GAiA, and GAiA is available to all Check Point Appliances, open servers and virtualized environments. There are no more trade-off decisions between required network protocols and preferred security platforms/functions.
Eleven dynamic routing and multicasting protocols are supported by GAiA providing flexible and uninterrupted network performance. All can be easily managed according to specific business preference from Web UI or from command line interface.
Transitioning to GAiA is a breeze for security administrators. Same powerful command line interface (CLI) commands from IPSO and SPLAT are seamlessly integrated into GAiA. Additional new commands and capabilities are also added to GAiA CLI making a powerful CLI interface even more intuitive to use.