Check Point Software has released a series of new advanced threat prevention platforms for customers of all sizes. The 1400, 3000 and 5000 Series appliances are optimised for small businesses to large-scale deployments and provide capabilities such as full inspection of encrypted data, while still maintaining performance, according to the company.
According to Check Point, in 2015 organisations globally saw a 38% increase in security incidents compared to 2014, and data theft incidents rose by 56%, with all sizes of business from SMBs to large enterprises experiencing similar numbers of incidents.
This growing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks, particularly those with unknown signatures, increases the risk of a successful attack and requires a shift in strategy - from detection to prevention, Check Point says. Together with increasing data rates and volumes, this puts pressure on the security infrastructure to keep pace.
To ensure maximum security and meet these new demands of the businesses they support, security professionals need solutions that will efficiently scale, according to the company. As such, Check Point has designed these new appliances allow customers to:
The new appliances are designed to protect business of all sizes, specifically:
“Growth in SSL encrypted network traffic is increasing the demand on security solutions to do full inspection of encrypted data, which can significantly degrade throughput,” says Gabi Reish, Check Point vice president of product management.
“With these new appliances, virtually any size organisation can deploy the most advanced threat prevention to block attacks in a scalable, easy to manage manner - without compromising throughput," she says.