Check Point releases new suite of security solutions to cater to Gen V threats

Check Point releases new suite of security solutions to cater to Gen V threats
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16 Jan, 2020

Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point software has announced the launch of a new suite of enterprise security solutions catering to SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and large-scale enterprises.

Check Point said that the new suite, Fast Track Network Security, will address three of enterprises’ main security challenges: protection against advanced Gen-V cyberattacks, ability to scale up security, and replace outdated and disjointed security management processes. 

Gen-V attacks are usually characterised as large-scale attacks that are multi-vector and designed to infect many components of an IT infrastructure, including cloud-based solutions, end-point devices, networks and virtual machines.

A 2019 IBM study also showed that the lifecycle of a malicious attack from breach to containment lasts for an average of 314 days and costs $3.9 million. 

“The cost of a breach continues to rise as attackers have become more efficient, causing more damage in less time. Businesses need agile cybersecurity solutions that actively prevent breaches before they can cause disruption," John Grady, senior principal analyst from the Enterprise Strategy Group, said. 

The Fast Track Network Security platform will consist of five new secure web gateways for SMEs and one gateway has been designed for large enterprises and data centres. The new range will include Check Point’s own software solutions, including Check Point ThreatCloud, SandBlast Zero Day Protection as well as R80 unified security software, the release said.

“The principle behind Fast Track Network Security is simple. It enables enterprises to deploy the industry’s leading threat prevention capabilities at all points of their infrastructure,” Itai Greenberg, VP of product management and product marketing at Check Point, said.

Check Point claimed that the new series of gateways would deliver two times the performance and half the energy consumption of rival high-end appliances.

The gateways include the 3600 Quantum Security gateway for branch offices that offers up to 1500 Mbps of threat prevention performance, 6200 and 6900 series for mid-sized enterprises and the 16000 Quantum Turbo Hyperscale gateways for large enterprises with upto 17.6 Gbps performance.   

Recently, Pune-based enterprise security solution provider Seqrite says it detected and blocked more than 146 million threats on enterprises in 2019 -- marking a year-on-year growth of 48%, while the SophosLabs 2020 Threat report said that the year ahead will witness several advanced ransomware attacks with cybercriminals using emerging tech.