Check Point launches security products for SMBs

Check Point launches security products for SMBs
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21 Oct, 2019

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies has released new security products for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).

The company claims its 1500 series security gateways for SMBs offers new standards of protection against the most advanced fifth-generation cyber-attacks. The solution is also reportedly easy to deploy and manage. 

The 1550 and 1590 gateways are powered by Check Point’s R80 release. R80 is a security management software, which the company claims, protects SMBs from both known threats and zero-day attacks.

The cost of disruption from cyberattacks against SMBs can exceed $1 million, according to a Ponemon Institute report. The US-headquartered research institute primarily focusses on privacy, data protection and information security policy. 

“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, vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies. 

SMBs are quite vulnerable to cyberattacks. The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that about 43% of all breach victims were small businesses, and 63% of attack attempts against SMBs were successful. 

Founded in 1993, Israel-based Check Point provides IT services and products to enterprises, service providers and consumers across the world. The company recently rejigged its India operations and appointed Sundar N Balasubramanian as managing director for India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) regions. 

Major tech companies like Cisco Systems are betting big on network security services in India.  Cisco's director for security business in India and South Asia, Vishak Raman recently spoke to TechCircle about how SMBs can overcome network security threats.