3 December 2018

Check Point's CloudGuard SaaS is now available

Check Point Software Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has announced the general availability of CloudGuard SaaS.

Part of Check Point’s CloudGuard portfolio of cloud security products, CloudGuard SaaS is a cloud suite designed to prevent sophisticated security threats that target software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

Ths solution protects enterprises that use SaaS applications and cloud-based email (including Office 365, GSuite and OneDrive), and prevents targeted attacks intended to steal sensitive data. It can discover unsanctioned use of SaaS applications and prevent data leakage, while providing instant threat visibility.

“In today’s fifth-generation cyberattack landscape, it’s crucial to implement technology equipped to take on more threats on business cloud applications,” said Itai Greenberg, VP of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies.

“Businesses generally turn to solutions in the cloud access security broker (CASB) domain, which offer visibility and data leakage protection. CloudGuard SaaS, on the other hand, goes beyond CASB capabilities. It’s designed to prevent the most common attacks on SaaS applications, providing peace of mind to enterprises.”

According to Gartner Jay Heiser, Research VP, Analyst at Gartner: “CIOs should work with security and risk managers to create and follow a comprehensive and continuous approach for the controlled use of SaaS, or they will fail to meet business goals, resulting in unnecessary losses or incidents.”*

“Businesses today face potential cyberattacks occurring from multiple vectors, including SaaS-based applications. Products like Check Point CloudGuard SaaS can help enterprises looking to protect themselves from attacks of different levels – from phishing to zero-day compromises,” said Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, ESG.

CloudGuard SaaS features include:

Threat prevention against malware and zero-day exploits

Check Point’s SandBlast technology scored a 100% block rate and highest evasion testing scores with NSS Labs, a trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity testing. This allows CloudGuard SaaS to protect email attachments and file downloads on file hosting services and collaboration tools. CloudGuard SaaS also blocks zero-day threats before they reach users and delivers safe content in seconds, using advanced threat emulation and extraction technology.

Stops account takeovers

CloudGuard SaaS blocks SaaS account takeovers by preventing unauthorised users from logging in, even if the device is already compromised. Using its new ID-Guard technology, CloudGuard SaaS identifies fraudulent access by finding bad logins and centralising multifactor authentication. In addition, CloudGuard SaaS can authenticate users in any SaaS application on any device—mobile or PC.

Phishing protection: CloudGuard SaaS prevents more phishing attacks than standard email services by leveraging artificial intelligence engines. It can stop sophisticated phishing attacks, spear-phishing, and email spoofing that may bypass other solutions. Malicious email content can also be blocked.


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*Developing Your SaaS Governance Framework; June 14, 2018