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5600 Appliance

Mid-size Enterprise Security 

Product Benefits 

  • Enable the most advanced threat prevention security 
  • Optimal performance even when inspecting SSL encrypted traffic 
  • Future-proofed technology safeguards against tomorrow’s risks 
  • Centralized control and LOM improves serviceability 
  • High performance package optimizes platform performance 
  • Modular, expandable chassis with flexible I/O options 

Product Features 

  • Simple deployment and management 
  • Virtual Systems consolidates security onto one device 
  • One network expansion slots to add port density, fiber, 10 GbE and fail-open IO card options 
  • Redundant power supplies, fans and appliance clustering technologies eliminate single point of failure 


The Check Point 5600 appliance combines the most comprehensive security protections to safeguard your mid-size enterprise. The 5600 is a 1U appliance with one I/O expansion slot for higher port capacity, redundant fans and a redundant power supply option, a 500 GB hard disk, and optional Lights-Out Management (LOM) for remote management. This powerful security appliance is optimized to deliver real-world threat prevention to secure your critical assets and environments. 


The rapid growth of malware, growing attacker sophistication and the rise of new unknown zero-day threats require a different approach to keep enterprise networks and data secure. Check Point delivers fully integrated, comprehensive Threat Prevention with award-winning SandBlast™ Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction for complete protection against the most sophisticated threats and zero-day vulnerabilities. 

Production Environment Performance1 

SecurityPower™ Units (SPU) 

950 SPU 

Firewall throughput 

17.5 Gbps 

IPS throughput 

1.9 Gbps 

NGFW throughput (Firewall, Application Control, IPS) 

1.18 Gbps 

Threat prevention throughput2 

540 Mbps 

Ideal Testing Conditions Performance (RFC 3511, 2544, 2647, 1242) 

Firewall throughput, 1518 byte UDP 

25 Gbps 

Connections per second 


Concurrent connections 

3.2 to 6.43 million 

VPN throughput, AES-128 

6.5 Gbps 

IPS throughput 

7.8 Gbps 

NGFW throughput (Firewall, Application Control, IPS) 

5.8 Gbps 

1 Performance measured with real-world traffic blend and content, a typical rule base, updated recommended signatures, NAT and logging enabled, 2 FW, IPS, APPCTRL, AV, AB, URLF, 3 with maximum memory 


Check Point 5600 Appliances offer a complete and consolidated security solution available in two complete packages: 

  •  NGTP: prevent sophisticated cyber-threats with IPS, Application Control, Antivirus, Anti-Bot, URL Filtering and Email Security. 
  •  NGTX: NGTP with SandBlast Zero-Day Protection, which includes Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction. 


The 5600 Appliance protects organizations from both known and unknown threats with Antivirus, Anti-Bot, SandBlast Threat Emulation (sandboxing), and SandBlast Threat Extraction technologies. 

As part of the Check Point SandBlast Zero-Day Protection solution, the cloud-based Threat Emulation engine detects malware at the exploit phase, even before hackers can apply evasion techniques attempting to bypass the sandbox. Files are quickly quarantined and inspected, running in a virtual sandbox to discover malicious behavior before it enters your network. This innovative solution combines cloud-based CPU-level inspection and OS-level sandboxing to prevent infection from the most dangerous exploits, and zero-day and targeted attacks. 

Furthermore, SandBlast Threat Extraction removes exploitable content, including active content and embedded objects, reconstructs files to eliminate potential threats, and promptly delivers sanitized content to users to maintain business flow.

  Prevent known threats Prevent known and zero-day attacks
Firewall ? ?
VPN (IPSec) ? ?
IPS ? ?
Application Control ? ?
Anti-Bot ? ?
Anti-Virus ? ?
URL Filtering ? ?
SandBlast Threat Emulation ?
SandBlast Threat Extraction ?


There is a shift towards more use of HTTPS, SSL and TLS encryption to increase Internet security. At the same time files delivered into the organization over SSL and TLS represent a stealthy attack vector that bypasses traditional security implementations. Check Point Threat Prevention looks inside encrypted SSL and TLS tunnels to detect threats, ensuring users remain in compliance with company policies while surfing the Internet and using corporate data. 


Customers with high connection capacity requirements can purchase the affordable High Performance Package (HPP). This includes the appliance plus one 4x 1Gb SFP interface card, transceivers, redundant power supplies, Lights-Out-Management and 16 GB of memory for high connection capacity. 

  Base HPP Max
1 GbE ports (Copper) 10 10 18
1 GbE ports (Fiber) 0 4 4
10 GbE ports (Fiber) 0 0 4
Transceivers (SR) 0 4 4
Power Supply Units 1 2 2
Lights Out Management Optional Included Included


A Lights-Out-Management (LOM) card provides out-of-band remote management to remotely diagnose, start, restart and manage the appliance from a remote location. Administrators can also use the LOM web interface to remotely install an OS image from an ISO file. 


High speed connections are essential in modern enterprise and data center environments, especially those with high-density virtualized servers. If you’re ready to move from 1 to 10 GbE, so is the 5600 Appliance. The Check Point 5600 lets you connect your 1 GbE server uplinks to your 10 GbE core network with up to 4x 10 GbE ports. 


Check Point Virtual Systems enable organizations to consolidate infrastructure by creating multiple virtualized security gateways on a single hardware device, offering significant cost savings with seamless security and infrastructure consolidation.

Expansion Options

Base Configuration 

  • 10 on-board 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 ports 
  • 8 GB memory (16 GB option) 
  • 1 power supply (2 redundant PSU option) 
  • 1x 500 GB hard drive 
  • Fixed rails (slide rail option) 
  • (Lights-Out-Management (LOM) option) 

Network Expansion Slot Options (1 slot available) 

  • 8x 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 port card, up to 18 ports 
  • 4x 1000Base-F SFP port card, up to 8 ports 
  • 4x 10GBase-F SFP+ port card, up to 8 ports 

Fail-Open/Bypass Network Options 

  • 4x 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 port card 
  • 2x 10GBase-F SFP+ port card 

Virtual Systems 1 

  • Maximum (base/HPP): 10/20 


Network Connectivity 

  • Total physical and virtual (VLAN) interfaces per appliance: 1024/4096 (single gateway/with virtual systems) 
  • 802.3ad passive and active link aggregation 
  • Layer 2 (transparent) and Layer 3 (routing) mode 

High Availability 

  • Active/Active and Active/Passive - L3 mode 
  • Session synchronization for firewall and VPN 
  • Session failover for routing change 
  • Device and link failure detection 
  • ClusterXL or VRRP 


  • Features: Firewall, Identity Awareness, Mobile Access, App Control, URL Filtering, IPS, Anti-Bot, Antivirus 
  • NAT66, NAT64 
  • CoreXL, SecureXL, HA with VRRPv3 

Unicast and Multicast Routing (see SK98226) 

  • OSPFv2 and v3, BGP, RIP 
  • Static routes, Multicast routes 
  • Policy-based routing 
  • PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, PIM-DM, IGMP v2, and v3 


Power Requirements 

  • AC Input Voltage: 90-264V 
  • Frequency: 47-63Hz 
  • Single Power Supply Rating: 275W 
  • Power Consumption Maximum: 103W 
  • Maximum thermal output: 351.5 BTU/hr. 


  • Enclosure: 1RU 
  • Standard (W x D x H): 17.24 x 20 x 1.73 in. 
  • Metric (W x D x H): 437.9 x 508 x 44 mm 
  • Weight: 7.95 kg (17.53 lbs.) 

Operating Environmental Conditions 

  • Temperature: 32° to 104°F / 0° to 40°C 
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing) 

Storage Conditions 

  • Temperature: –4° to 158°F / –20° to 70°C 
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% at 60°C (non-condensing) 


  • Safety: UL60950-1, CB IEC60950-1, CE LVD EN60950-1, TUV GS 
  • Emissions: FCC, CE, VCCI, RCM/C-Tick 
  • Environmental: RoHS, *REACH, *ISO14001