SmartWorkflow Software Blade
“SmartWorkflow is another example of Check Point’s commitment to providing simplified management with the highest level of security," said Dr. Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point. “Managing security policies is a common yet complex task for our customers, and SmartWorkflow helps simplify and improve their change management implementation from within the security management console.”
SmartWorkflow is available through Check Point’s unique Software Blade architecture, which allows customers to select the exact security software blades they need and combine them into a single, centrally managed gateway on the hardware of their choice. With the flexibility to deploy the software blades on existing security infrastructure, the total cost overhead remains low.
SmartWorkflow provides a formal process of policy change management that helps administrators reduce errors and enhance compliance. Changing business needs produce a constant stream of requests to change firewall security policies. These changes can have far reaching implications if not done correctly including: slower firewall performance, network downtime, increased security risks, and lack of compliance with corporate and industry standards. Enterprises that have multiple firewall administrators and an environment of frequent changes need an automated solution that helps them review and authorize policy changes against approved configuration standards. Check Point’s SmartWorkflow software blade automates policy change management with visual traceability and full auditability.