Check Point has announced that its R80 unified security software is now available as a cloud service. This gives customers the quickest route to deploying Check Point’s unified security management solution across their entire network fabric from their web browser, with no deployment time needed, and no need for ongoing maintenance or manual updates. R80 Security MaaS solution The new R80 Security Management-as-a-Service (MaaS) solution extends Check Point’s Fast Track Network Security suite of solutions to deliver unprecedented protection, scalability, and ease of deployment and control for enterprises. R80 Security MaaS gives visibility of security across organisations’ entire infrastructures R80 Security MaaS gives holistic visibility of security across organisations’ entire infrastructures in a customisable visual dashboard, enabling the most complex environments to be managed more efficiently, cutting operational time by up to 60% compared with other solutions. Unified security software for cloud R80 is the industry’s most advanced unified security software for on-premise and cloud environments, with over 160 technology integrations. The latest version, R80.40 has over 100 new features to extend protection, streamline operational processes and enhance productivity. R80 Security MaaS delivers: Management of all Check Point products from the cloud, directly from a web browser Fully-automated updates to ensure the latest protections are always applied On-demand expansion to seamlessly onboard more gateways with no physical limits Zero maintenance makes your environments more secure, manageable and compliant The ability to store and access logs indefinitely “R80 Management-as-a-Service further accelerates and simplifies enterprise security management processes, by eliminating manual maintenance and updates and supporting on-demand scalability,” said Itai Greenberg, VP Product Management at Check Point, further adding “Together with the Fast Track Network Security suite of advanced gateways, it gives customers the quickest route to hyperscale, high-performance network security while improving the efficiency of their operations.” Fast Track Network Security Fast Track Network Security comprises five new Quantum Security Gateways which feature Check Point’s ThreatCloud and award-winning SandBlast Zero-Day Protection. The new range starts with the 3600 model for branch offices and extends to the large enterprise with the 16000 Turbo Hyperscale gateway, which delivers 17.6 Gbps of Gen V Threat Prevention throughput – over 2x faster than rival high-end gateways, while using less than half the energy. Fast Track Network Security’s combination of new Security Gateways, the enhanced R80.40 software and its availability as a cloud service offering enables organisations to deploy the most advanced, fully scalable and easy-to-manage protections against evolving fifth-generation threats.
Check Point announces the release of the new 1500 series security gateways for SMBs. The two new SMB appliances set new standards of protection against the most advanced fifth-generation cyberattacks, and offer unrivalled ease of deployment and management. According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 43% of all breach victims were small businesses, and 63% of attack attempts against SMBs were successful. The cost of disruption from cyber-attacks against SMBs can exceed $1M, according to a Ponemon Institute report, which can have a devastating effect on an organisation. Multi-layered next-generation protection The 1550 and 1590 gateways are powered by Check Point’s R80 release. R80 is the industry’s most advanced security management software, and includes multi-layered next-generation protection from both known threats and zero-day attacks using the award-winning SandBlast™ Zero-Day Protection, plus antivirus, anti-bot, IPS, app control, URL filtering and identity awareness. The new 1500 series empowers Small and Midsize businesses with Enterprise Grade Security: 100% block score for malware prevention for email and web, exploit resistance and post-infection catch rate, as seen in the NSS Labs’ recent Breach Prevention Systems (BPS) Group Test Up to 2 times more performance from previous generations. The 1550 Gateway offers 450Mbps of threat prevention performance, and the 1590 Gateway offers 660Mbps The 1550 provides maximum firewall throughput of 2Gbps and the 1590 provides maximum firewall throughput of 4Gbps The 1550 features six 1GbE ports and the 1590 features ten 1GbE ports both have Wi-Fi and integrated cellular modem architected for LTE and 5G Check Point WatchTower mobile application, enables IT staff to monitor their networks and quickly mitigate security threats on the go from their mobile device Out-of-the-box zero-touch provisioning allows for under 1-minute setup IoT devices discovery and recognition for accurate security policy definition. Truly enterprise-grade security "Small businesses play a critical role in economic growth and innovation across the globe, but often lack the resources to fully protect themselves against today’s advanced cyber-threats,” said Itai Greenberg, VP of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies. “Now, small and midsize businesses can enjoy truly enterprise-grade security with industry-leading threat prevention capabilities, coupled with easy and intuitive management.”
Check Point received the highest possible scores in the malware prevention, exploit prevention, secure configuration management, data security, mobile and zero-trust framework alignment criteria Cyber security solutions Check Point Software Technologies, global provider of cyber security solutions, announced that it has been recognised as a ‘Leader’ in Forrester’s newly-published report, ‘The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Suites, Q3 2019’. For this report, Forrester’s assessment evaluated 15 endpoint security providers and their products, including Check Point’s SandBlast Agent Advanced Endpoint Protection. Forrester’s assessment evaluated 15 endpoint security providers and their products Vendors were evaluated over 25 weighted criteria, and Check Point received the highest possible scores in the malware prevention, exploit prevention, secure configuration management, data security, mobile and zero-trust framework alignment criteria. Cyber security firm The Forrester Wave is a trusted resource for technology buyers to learn about more ways they can protect their business against attacks, and find the providers that best meet their needs. A select group of vendors in the market are evaluated based on the strengths and weaknesses of their current offering, strategy, and market presence. With capabilities to reduce the attack surface of the endpoint and provide a series of behavioral protection measures to detect and remediate threat activities, SandBlast Agent Advanced Endpoint Protection was developed with network integration in mind. Core endpoint security Check Point’s portfolio consists of a number of core endpoint security capabilities, including over 11 innovative engines and a ground breaking industry leading anti-ransom ware technology, as well as next generation firewall capabilities. States the report, “Check Point’s focus on integrating the endpoint security capabilities with its network security portfolio has led to one of the tightest integrations between the two layers in this study, helping customers to enforce a Zero Trust approach on their endpoint devices.” SandBlast Agent Advanced Endpoint Protection At Check Point, we help organisations go beyond just detection to adopt a prevention approach towards attacks" “We believe being recognised as a Leader in the prestigious Forrester Wave is a validation of Check Point’s commitment to helping organisations remain one step ahead in the fight against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats,” said Itai Greenberg, Vice President, Product Management and Product Marketing, Check Point Software Technologies. “At Check Point, we help organisations go beyond just detection to adopt a prevention approach towards attacks while leveraging our strong portfolio of security technologies that have been developed to meet a variety of customer needs.” SandBlast Agent Advanced Endpoint Protection is an integral component of Check Point’s fully consolidated cyber security architecture, infinity, which protects the network, endpoints, cloud, and mobile. It leverages real-time threat intelligence from Check Point’s central ThreatCloud knowledge database to continually monitor for threats across all platforms through a single pane of glass.
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber security solutions globally, has announced the launch of Check Point CloudGuard Connect to transform enterprise branch office connectivity with cloud-delivered security services. Check Point CloudGuard Connect delivers top-rated Threat Prevention updated in real-time with the latest ThreatCloud intelligence, flexibility to deploy branch office security in minutes from the cloud or on-premise, seamless integration with leading SD-WAN providers like VMware and Silver Peak, and a unified threat and access management platform that can reduce operational expense by up to 40%. As enterprises increasingly move their on-premise branch office workloads and applications to SaaS applications, they are adopting Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to intelligently route traffic to cloud services. However, connecting branch offices directly to the cloud significantly increase their security risk and security management costs. Branches are no longer protected by centralised data centre security, which exposes them and the enterprise WAN to sophisticated multi-vector Gen V attacks. Protection from Gen V security threats For flexibility, CloudGuard Connect is integrated with SD-WAN providers like VMware and Silver Peak "The movement to SD-WAN requires integrated security to protect enterprises from from Gen V security threats. Enterprises expect top-rated security even at the branch office," said Itai Greenberg, Vice President of Product Marketing and Management at Check Point. "With CloudGuard Connect enterprises can now deploy Check Point's top-rated threat prevention and intelligence to protect their branch offices against the latest Zero Day and Gen V security threats. "Securing SD-WAN connections to the cloud is essential given today's advanced cyber threats," says Sanjay Uppal, VMware Vice President and GM of VeloCloud™. "We're excited to partner with Check Point to help drive the transformation in connecting branches to the cloud." "Through the Silver Peak and Check Point partnership, enterprise IT organisations can confidently embrace a cloud-centric security model, centrally configuring and enforcing uniform security policies across the WAN with just a few mouse clicks," said Chris Helfer, senior vice president of strategic alliances at Silver Peak. "The Silver Peak® Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform managed by the Silver Peak Unity Orchestrator™, automatically services chain applications to Check Point CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard ConnectEdge." Cloud guard Check Point provides organisations of all sizes with integrated, advanced threat prevention, reducing complexity and lowering the total cost of ownership. With CloudGuard Connect, Check Point protects branch office connections to the cloud from sophisticated threats with dynamic scalability, intelligent provisioning and consistent control. Unlike other solutions that only detect, Check Point prevents threats with: Top-rated Threat Prevention with 100% Catch Rate Innovative solutions that combine cloud-hosted patented CPU-level inspection and OS-level sandboxing to prevent infection from the most dangerous zero-day and sophisticated Gen V attacks Check Point CloudGuard Connect threat prevention stays up to date on the latest Zero-Day and Gen V cyber-attacks through ThreatCloud. ThreatCloud is a cloud-driven knowledge base that delivers real-time dynamic security intelligence. ThreatClould gathers threat intelligence from 86 billion security decisions, 4 million file emulations, and 7000 Zero-Day attacks every day. SD-WAN vendors in Cloud Check Point CloudGuard Connect secures SD-WAN connections to the cloud. Check Point CloudGuard Connect seamlessly implements branch security across thousands of branches where space is limited and there are no local IT resources. For enterprises that require on-premise security for data privacy or data-location requirements, CloudGuard ConnectEdge can be deployed using a virtual security gateway running on existing branch office IT equipment including dedicated SD-WAN or universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) devices. To provide enterprises with the ultimate flexibility, Check Point CloudGuard Connect is seamlessly integrated with leading SD-WAN providers including VMware and Silver Peak. Reducing OpEx costs up to 40% Both Check Point CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard ConnectEdge are integrated into Check Point's R80 threat prevention and management platform and Infinity Architecture. This enables enterprises to have a unified view of their threat landscape and security policy from one single console, no matter which form of the CloudGuard service they choose to utilise. They get real-time updates on security threats through the cyberattack dashboard. The unified security platform is integrated with Check Point's Infinity architecture increasing security productivity enabling enterprises to reduce operating costs up to 40%.
Check Point announces the general availability of CloudGuard SaaS, an industry-first cloud suite designed to prevent sophisticated security threats that target SaaS applications. One of the latest additions to Check Point’s CloudGuard portfolio of cloud security products, CloudGuard SaaS protects enterprises that use SaaS applications and cloud-based email (including Office 365, GSuite and OneDrive), and prevents targeted attacks intended to steal sensitive data. Addressing advanced SaaS threats, CloudGuard SaaS provides 360-degree protection against malware and zero-days, phishing attacks, as well as employee account takeovers. Additionally, it can discover unsanctioned use of SaaS applications and prevent data leakage, while providing instant threat visibility. Data leakage protection CIOs should work with security and risk managers to create and follow a comprehensive and continuous approach for the controlled use of SaaS" “In today’s fifth-generation cyber-attack landscape, it’s crucial to implement technology equipped to take on more threats on business cloud applications,” said Itai Greenberg, VP of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies. “Businesses generally turn to solutions in the Cloud Access Security Broker domain, which offer visibility and data leakage protection. CloudGuard SaaS goes beyond CASB capabilities. It’s designed to prevent the most common attacks on SaaS applications, providing peace of mind to enterprises.” According to Gartner Jay Heiser, Research VP, Analyst at Gartner: “CIOs should work with security and risk managers to create and follow a comprehensive and continuous approach for the controlled use of SaaS, or they will fail to meet business goals, resulting in unnecessary losses or incidents.” Breach prevention solution CloudGuard SaaS is an essential solution that equips businesses with the necessary preventive security for a multitude of enterprise SaaS applications within minutes. “Businesses today face potential cyberattacks occurring from multiple vectors, including SaaS-based applications. Products like Check Point CloudGuard SaaS can help enterprises looking to protect themselves from attacks of different levels – from phishing to zero-day compromises,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at the analyst firm ESG. Superior threat prevention against malware and zero-days: CloudGuard SaaS is the most effective breach prevention solution for malware and zero-day attacks on SaaS applications, leveraging Check Point’s SandBlast technology. SandBlast scored a 100% block rate and highest evasion testing with NSS Labs, a globally recognised trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity testing. Sophisticated phishing attacks CloudGuard SaaS blocks SaaS account takeovers by preventing unauthorised users from logging in, even if the device is already compromised By leveraging these capabilities, CloudGuard SaaS protects email attachments and file downloads on file hosting services and collaboration tools. CloudGuard SaaS blocks zero-day threats before they reach users and delivers safe content in seconds, using advanced threat emulation and extraction technology. Innovative technology stops account takeovers: CloudGuard SaaS blocks SaaS account takeovers by preventing unauthorised users from logging in, even if the device is already compromised. Using its new ID-Guard technology, CloudGuard SaaS identifies fraudulent access by finding bad logins and centralising multi-factor authentication. In addition, CloudGuard SaaS can authenticate users in any SaaS application on any device—mobile or PC. Total phishing protection: CloudGuard SaaS prevents more phishing attacks than standard email services by leveraging artificial intelligence engines. It can stop sophisticated phishing attacks, spear-phishing, and email spoofing that may bypass other solutions. Malicious email content can also be blocked with high-precision certainty.
Check Point announces a technology integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Hub, a unified security service, which centralises view and management for security alerts. This integration, together with the addition of Dome9 to the CloudGuard portfolio, following its recent acquisition by Check Point, allows enterprises to access multi-layered security and nearly continuous compliance capabilities from the central console of AWS Security Hub. By leveraging AWS Security Hub, Check Point can provide a nearly seamless experience to customers in providing additional protection to their AWS environments against advanced cyber-threats in real time and mitigating compliance risks at any scale. Enhanced threat prevention CloudGuard IaaS adds contextual information such as asset tags, security groups and availability zones to dynamically update security policies AWS Security Hub provides users with a comprehensive view of their high-priority security alerts and compliance status by aggregating, organising, and prioritising alerts, or findings, from multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie as well as from AWS Partner Network (APN) security solutions. The findings are then visually summarised on integrated dashboards with actionable graphs and tables. The Check Point CloudGuard solution natively integrates with AWS Security Hub to provide customers with better visibility into gaps in their security and compliance posture, and context-rich security intelligence for enhanced threat prevention. CloudGuard IaaS adds contextual information such as asset tags, security groups and availability zones to dynamically update security policies and provide AWS Security Hub with visibility into threat alerts based on deep event correlation and rule-based cloud intrusion detection. To complete the picture, customers leveraging the CloudGuard Dome9 solution can analyse and respond to events triggered by its sophisticated nearly continuous compliance and governance framework. Continuous network monitoring Enterprises using it benefit from powerful features that prevent 5th generation cyber-attacks in their hybrid environments. These features include: Threat prevention of both North-South and East-West cyber-attacks based on contextual awareness and attribution of network traffic to cloud-native ephemeral services Real-time alerts on network vulnerabilities, with nearly continuous network monitoring and alerting based on easily customisable policies Comprehensive visibility into cloud assets and security configurations Nearly continuous compliance monitoring and enforcement of security posture Fully integrated security capabilities, including firewall, IPS, application control, IPsec VPN, antivirus, anti-bot and more Unified management of security policies across hybrid environments (datacenter, private and public clouds) Manage cloud environments Check Point has been at the forefront of cloud security automation solutions that have built deep integrations with a broad range of AWS security services" “AWS is a leader among cloud services providers, delivering powerful security capabilities that help enterprises deploy and manage cloud environments with enhanced security features at scale,” says Itai Greenberg, Vice President of Product Management at Check Point Security. “Check Point has been at the forefront of cloud security automation solutions that have built deep integrations with a broad range of AWS security services. We are privileged to offer integration with AWS Security Hub to deliver comprehensive visibility into ongoing security and compliance risks, and end-to-end workflows to mitigate risks.” “We are happy to have Check Point as a launch APN Partner integrating the CloudGuard IaaS solution with AWS Security Hub,” said Dan Plastina, Vice President, Security Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Check Point offers advanced threat prevention capabilities to AWS customers. The integration with support for AWS Security Hub makes it even easier for our shared customers to access and act on their cloud security insights.”
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