The range can handle up to 12Gbps of throughput, and according to company officials the appliances are able to block all major attack types.
The protections fall into three categories: network and traffic flood (eg, known TCP attacks), application based (eg, DNS query attacks), and directed application attacks (those that require special filtering criteria, eg to identify specific content patterns).
DDoS Protector is installed as a first line of defence between the outside world and the main firewall, either on the organisation's premises or at its ISP. It is managed from the same management suite as Check Point's other products.
Seven models are available, handling between 500Mbps and 12Gbps of throughput and either 2 million or 4 million concurrent sessions. Up to 1 million or 10 million DDoS packets per second can be blocked, depending on the model.
"The DDoS Protector appliance line marks our entrance into a new and critical area of network security," said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies. "As the prevalence of DDoS attacks on enterprises continues to rise, it's important to enable our customers to protect themselves and mitigate one of the biggest security risks across today's threat landscape."