Check Point invests in local geofenced cloud capabilities in India

Check Point invests in local geofenced cloud capabilities in India
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10 Dec, 2020

Check Point Software Technologies on Thursday announced that it has invested in local geofenced cloud capabilities in India. This will help organisations keep their cloud workloads safe while meeting data residency and compliance requirements including CERT-In advisory from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).

Called CloudGuard Cloud Security Posture Management, the solution is a part of Check Point’s CloudGuard Cloud Security platform. It will enable organisations to assess their security posture while detecting and remediating misconfiguration. This will ensure enforcement of best security practices and compliance frameworks, the company said in a statement. 

Additionally, during cloud migration and in multi-cloud environments, customers can remain compliant by viewing and modifying their cloud environments based on recommendations generated from the solution.

“The investment in our cloud capabilities is part of our continued commitment to the market. We have witnessed an increase in organizations moving to the cloud to support the “new normal” of remote working and online collaboration. At the same time, these organisations have data residency and compliance requirements to fulfil, especially in sectors such as financial services and government,“ Sundar Balasubramanian, managing director, India & SAARC, Check Point Software Technologies said in a statement. 

According to Gartner, end-user spending on public cloud in India is expected to grow by 29% in 2021. The shared nature of the public cloud requires organisations to take additional precautions to keep their data secure within legal and jurisdictional boundaries. 

The solution also features CloudGuard Intelligence and Threat Hunting, a cloud native security intelligence technology that delivers cloud intrusion detection, network traffic visualization and user activity analytics. This lets customers identify traffic from unwanted sources, or gaps in security settings, and fix these accordingly. 

CloudGuard combines cloud inventory and configuration information with real-time data monitoring from a variety of sources including VPC Flow Logs, CloudTrail, AWS Inspector, as well as current threat intelligence feeds, IP reputation and geolocation databases.