SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

May 17, 2016 09:00 ET

Check Point Expands Its Industry-Leading SandBlast™ Zero-Day Protection to Cloud-Based Email

New SandBlast Cloud Proactively Prevents the Latest Known and Unknown Malware From Reaching Microsoft Office 365™ Email Customers

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - As enterprises undergo a rapid migration towards the use of cloud infrastructure for email, Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) today announced SandBlast Cloud to protect organizations from the ongoing trend of cyber criminals using email as a primary entry point for attacks. As the newest member of its industry-leading SandBlast family of solutions, SandBlast Cloud is designed to safeguard Microsoft Office 365 email customers from modern, sophisticated threats such as ransomware and APTs, allowing organizations to move to cloud infrastructure with confidence. SandBlast Cloud also includes Check Point's unique CPU-level detection and Threat Extraction capabilities, proactively preventing attacks from reaching users.

While email has enabled communication and information to be distributed more efficiently than ever before, it also is a leading vehicle for the delivery of malware, including ransomware. According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, email attachments are the most common avenue for crimeware delivery, noting users opened and clicked on about 12 percent of malicious attachments they received. Combined with the fact that the median time to first click these attachments was only 3 minutes and 45 seconds from initial receipt, it becomes clear that preventing these malicious files from reaching users in the first place is critical to avoiding infection.

"Enterprises are increasingly at risk of falling victim to a targeted email attack, and hackers' methods are constantly evolving, requiring enterprises to use proactive, sophisticated security measures in order to stay one step ahead of the latest threats," said Nathan Shuchami, head of advanced threat prevention, Check Point. "SandBlast Cloud brings one of the highest levels of protection in the industry to Office 365 email customers in a pure cloud solution that delivers safe content quickly, with full visibility and management through its cloud-based portal."

In the constant battle to protect themselves from malicious email that can cause data breaches, financial loss and reductions in productivity, businesses need a sophisticated cloud email security solution that not only prevents infection from existing malware, but proactively identifies and stops unknown threats the first time. SandBlast Cloud provides Office 365 users with multi-layered defenses to protect from both known and unknown threats. Also, Antivirus and URL Reputation protection secure users from known threats, while advanced capabilities including Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction prevent unknown malware and zero-day threats from reaching end-users.

Key features of SandBlast Cloud include:

  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365, managed as simple cloud solution that is easy to implement.
  • Highest malware catch rate in the industry, utilizing patented CPU-level inspection technology.
  • The delivery of safe, reconstructed versions of common document formats in seconds, and full access to original files in minutes once full analysis is complete.

Availability

SandBlast Cloud will be available summer 2016. To learn more about SandBlast Cloud, visit www.checkpoint.com/products/sandblast-office365-security.

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the largest network cyber security vendor globally, providing industry-leading solutions and protecting customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of threats. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises - from networks to mobile devices - in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.