Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO
The advent of advanced technology evidences that there are undoubtedly two sides to a coin—good and evil. Technology has definitely pushed the globe towards the path of immense progress, but it has very well brought forth the increasing risk of cyber threats. And if this is not all, the 2021 Cyber Security Report reveals threats increased at an exponential rate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020. Cyber-attacks on the healthcare sector, unlimited downloads of malicious mobile applications, cloud exploits, phishing, ransomware, and thread hijacking targeted remote workers to steal sensitive and essential data, have been some of the burning concerns so far. With this being the case, the speedily evolving digital world has invited grave danger to itself and, therefore, requires immediate attention. Acknowledging the same is Check Point Software Technologies, a cybersecurity solutions provider that protects both governments and corporate enterprises from 5th generation cyber-attacks. Based in California, the company offers a wide array of specialized solutions designated to secure network, cloud, users, and access to its customers ranging from enterprises, service providers, small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers.
Armed with over 3,500 security experts, a well-versed team in the research and intelligence unit, and the largest ecosystem of business and technology partners, the company has been ceaselessly protecting over 100,000 organizations of different sizes that belong to all industries. To transform the idea of a safer digital world into reality, the company has a Check Point Incident Response Team (CPIRT) available around the clock providing data (Intelligence)-driven and vendor-agnostic incident response services. Leveraging playbook development, tabletop exercises, and threat hunting, it plays a crucial role in educating the customers on active cyber incidents and simultaneously assisting them in handling and eliminating threats.
To combat the undetectable and damaging cyber threats, the company offers its Quantum Network Security that functions as an ultra-scalable shield against the Gen V cyber-attacks on data center, cloud, network, IoT, and remote users.
Judiciously combining award-winning SandBlast threat prevention, a unified management platform, hyper-scale networking, IoT security, and remote access VPN, its Quantum Next Generation Firewall Security Gateways™ ensure that the enterprise network is no more under irreparable damage. Additionally, given the ever-increasing risks looming around the cloud, Check Point protects its customers’ assets and workloads with the help of its CloudGuard that provides unified cloud-native security. With this solution in place, customers can automate security, ward off threats, and also manage posture from everywhere across their multi-cloud environment with absolute confidence.
Another unique offering of the company, Harmony, is the industry’s first unified security solution designated exclusively to safeguard users, devices, and access. Unifying six cloud-based security products, Harmony puts a stop to the most minacious attacks on devices and internet connections and ensures Zero-Trust Access to corporate applications. Adding to the company’s extensive range of offerings is Infinity-Vision, which provides a protective layer of unified security management by instantly detecting, responding, and fending off cyberattacks with 99.9 percent precision. To execute the same, the solution uses the SOC tools developed by Check Point Research for their cyber-attack investigations. As a result, organizations can repel breaches and control their security environment with unified policies from a single pane of glass across networks, cloud, mobile, endpoint, and IoT devices.
Demonstrating Check Point’s prowess in cybersecurity is its collaboration with a technological research institute that processes data from satellites. The client’s independent Remote Sensing Unit converts the satellite image data into actionable information pertaining to vegetation, agriculture, global disasters, and many more. Due to such vital relevance, this data was susceptible to cyberattacks and needed durable protection to thwart such unlawful practices. To that end, the client incorporated the highly scalable Check Point CloudGuard Application Security solution to protect its internal cloud systems from bad actors. The solution provided round-the-clock protection and compliance using its advanced machine learning engines and algorithms. Knowing that its systems are secured, the client could focus on global expansion plans and also facilitate working from home during the pandemic through its VPN solutions.
Building upon such success stories, team Check Point will continue to identify the various cyber threats and brainstorm effective ideas to provide the necessary prevention to its customers. With that being said, the company will enhance its existing offerings too as well as its teams’ capabilities, to keep pace with upcoming developments in the cybersecurity arena.