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A look at Check Point’s journey through the Cloud Market

With Cloud leading the industrial technological revolution, it has become exceedingly crucial for the solution providers to up their cloud game to navigate the enterprise market.

Check Point is focusing on rolling out more comprehensive and hyper scalable solutions such as CloudGuard to provide protection against evolving cyber threats. ”

Venugopal N, Director – Security Engineering, Check Point Software Technologies (India) Ltd.

It is believed that India’s Booming Cloud Market is expected to reach $4.1 Billion by 2020 (Forbes). What are the factors behind this growth in the Cloud business in India?
The value proposition of moving to the cloud is there to be seen to all. Businesses are recognizing that the agility and flexibility that the cloud gives is second to none and hence are moving their critical apps to the cloud. With cloud infrastructure vendors are also setting up their data centers in India, concerns about data theft and data moving out of the country are being addressed. Such combined forces are driving the cloud business to grow manifolds.

What are the real CIOs infrastructure challenges that are being resolved by Cloud?
Cloud solutions are powering the biggest transformations for enterprises. Organizations are bringing their products to market faster and leveraging shared resources of cloud services instead of spending countless resources and time designing, deploying and managing physical infrastructure. With such greater agility in the virtual environment, IT resources can be deployed more quickly at optimized costs and are scalable according to the changing market demands without having to compromise on the security of their data, their network, and their employees. Check Point’s CloudGuard provides comprehensive cloud security solutions to keep enterprise data, asset and apps free from even the sophisticated attacks (Gen V).

Provide a brief description of your Cloud Capabilities.
Check Point’s cloud solution CloudGuard is designed to prevent the latest fifth generation (Gen V) and multi vector cyber-attacks targeting cloud networks, data and applications. The comprehensive portfolio seamlessly integrates with the largest number of cloud platforms and cloud-based applications to easily protect any cloud service. The solution also supports single-click and agile deployment models aligned with the dynamic nature of cloud services, making adoption and expansion of cloud services a breeze.

Can you enumerate your cloud offerings?
Check Point’s CloudGuard portfolio of solutions currently consists of three main offerings.
CloudGuard IaaS provides advanced threat prevention for enterprise network in public and private clouds. It protects assets in the cloud from the most sophisticated Gen V cyber-threats with dynamic scalability, intelligent provisioning and consistent control across physical and virtual networks.
CloudGuard Dome9 that provides native security and compliance automation across the public cloud, delivered as a service. The solution allows enterprises to easily manage the security and compliance of their public cloud environments at any scale across various cloud platforms.
CloudGuard SaaS that prevents targeted attacks on SaaS applications and cloud-based email, also delivered as a service. The solution blocks attacks on SaaS applications and cloud-based email.

What are the special services/differentiated services that you provide which are not available with other Cloud providers in the competition or they are trying to emulate or catch up with you?
Check Point CloudGuard security solution provides the most comprehensive offering in cloud security covering all: Cloud Workload Protection (CWPP), Cloud Posture Security Management (CSPM), and SaaS Security. Across all solutions, it offers industry-leading threat prevention (NSS awards-winning), compliance orchestration, extensive visibility, and ease of use that serves the dynamic nature of cloud usage. Only Check Point supports single-click and agile deployment models aligned with the dynamic nature of cloud services, making adoption and expansion of cloud services a breeze.

What is your road map for next 12-36 months?
Not all enterprises in India are protected for advanced and sophisticated cyber-attacks as they are for Gen 2 and Gen 3 viruses. As a security provider, Check Point is focusing on rolling out more comprehensive and hyper scalable solutions such as CloudGuard to provide protection against evolving cyber threats. We are already ready with the security of the future with a robust cloud security portfolio that supports single click and agile deployment. Further, talking about building our product portfolio strength, we have identified key focus areas for the year and will be centering our energies to create awareness on the following offerings in the market. Some of the key areas are CloudGuard IaaS and CloudGurd Dome9 integration, CloudGuard Magellan, Container Security and Serverless SecurityPaaS Security.

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