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Check Point defines new era of security in cloud IT

By Sam Worthington
Tue 6 Sep 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Cybersecurity has become a strategic tool for IT by making a seismic shift from hardware-centric to application-centric operations, according to CheckPoint Software Technologies.

To help businesses with this journey, they’ve rolled-out a new vision for cloud security, anchored by comprehensive threat prevention and management features across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. 

Check Point says its advanced prevention works across any cloud platform, integrating with the most popular SDN/cloud technologies such as VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The company adds that it’s enabling businesses to secure physical networks and cloud environments with the same industry-leading solutions and policies.

Andreas Hagin, head of corporate network and unified communication engineering at Helvetia Group says that with Check Point, they’ve been able to boost their level of automation and security.

“The vSEC solution meets the needs of our software-defined strategy and vision of automation without sacrificing advanced threat prevention; all while maintaining our customers trust and satisfaction,” he says.

“In addition, Check Point’s proven unified management platform has removed the need to retrain employees again on another solution for the virtual data center,” explains Hagin.

For many organisations, Check point says its security concerns associated with moving data beyond traditional IT controls that keep them from fully embracing the cloud.

It is Check Point’s understanding that businesses want the ability to control their own data and keep it private, all while maintaining compliance with regulatory mandates.

Their vision for a more secure cloud includes:

  • Advanced protections against cyber threats.  
  • Visibility into all traffic and threats. 
  • Security management and enforcement. 
  • Logging and reporting. 

Erez Berkner, director of product management for Cloud Security at Check Point puts emphasis on the fact that cyberattacks really can happen anywhere across your network infrastructure.

“vSEC cloud security with R80 Management provides powerful threat prevention, which scales as you grow in any cloud environment,” he says.

“Businesses get dynamic and advanced security tailored for their needs so they can confidently host their data center applications and workloads in private, public or hybrid cloud environments.”

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