As more applications move to the cloud, business users increasingly rely on these applications to do their jobs. From virtual meetings to file-sharing to collaboration through tools, including voice and video traffic, they require consistent, high-quality bandwidth, all the time. For IT organizations that are managing remote and branch offices, it can be a challenge to accommodate these needs in a way that’s efficient, secure, and cost effective. For branch office users who are consuming more Wide-Area Network (WAN) bandwidth than ever, the user experience is often suboptimal. Traditional WAN architectures weren’t designed to support cloud and SaaS applications. Organizations are solving this need with SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, a new model for network security. SASE is shaping the way organizations will secure their networks and data in the upcoming years.
Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) enables business enterprises to support application growth and simplify branch operations while streamlining access to cloud services and private data centers over both ordinary broadband Internet and private links, regardless of the transport mechanism. SD-WAN is critical for today’s hybrid cloud environments because it brings enterprise-level manageability, performance, and reliability across branch offices.
Check Point CloudGuard Connect –
Hosted Cloud Network Security as a Service
CloudGuard Connect offers protection for organizations utilizing SD-WAN services between branch offices. These security features include:
Check Point provides organizations of all sizes with integrated, advanced threat prevention, reducing complexity and lowering the total cost of ownership. Check Point protects SaaS, IaaS and now branch office assets from sophisticated threats with dynamic scalability, intelligent provisioning and consistent control across physical and virtual networks.
Unlike other solutions that only detect threats, Check Point also prevents threats. Check Point SandBlast Zero-Day Protection is a cloud-based sandboxing technology where files are quickly quarantined and inspected, running in a virtual sandbox to discover malicious behavior before they enter the network. SandBlast detects malware at the exploit phase, even before hackers can apply evasion techniques attempting to bypass the sandbox. This innovative solution combines cloud-based CPU-level inspection and OS-level sandboxing to prevent infection from the most dangerous exploits, and zero-day and targeted attacks.
The Check Point solution also includes:
Check Point is a fully consolidated and connected cyber security architecture protecting on premises, cloud and branch networks as well as endpoint and mobile devices from Advanced Persistent Threats. Threats identified on one device can be automatically propagated as an IoC (Indicator of Compromise) to protect branch, mobile and cloud-based assets from the same zero-day threat.