Check Point Provider-1 Next Generation Product Details
Three-tier security architectures, consisting of enforcement points, a management console, and a GUI, deliver a robust mechanism for creating a single security policy and automatically distributing it to multiple enforcement points. However, service providers and the large enterprise require an infrastructure for managing more than just a single policy. They need to centrally manage multiple distinct policies simultaneously. Provider-1 extends Check Point's standard three-tier architecture by adding the ability to manage multiple policies from a single management server.The Multi-Domain Server stores and manages multiple policies on a single Sun Solaris hardware platform. Each MDS can store up to 500 policies per machine. Multiple MDS's can be cascaded to manage thousands of policies in a single Provider-1 environment.
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