SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

October 29, 2014 09:30 ET

Check Point Pioneers Zero Second Prevention With Industry's Fastest Malware Response Rate

ThreatCloud Threat Emulation Prevents Malware From Spending Even One Second on Networks

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point ThreatCloud technology beat out major competitors in a recent benchmark testing of malware attacks on corporate networks.

In today's network environments, unknown malware infections have the potential to spread quickly. Response times to detection and prevention of malware has moved from days to mere seconds. To that end, Check Point has introduced the Zero Second Protection Test, to assess the response rate of security solutions to a potential malware infection via a compromised email. The test demonstrated the strength of Check Point's solution, not allowing the malware even a second on the network.

In the Zero Second Protection Test Report, Check Point analysts built and tested the speed at which security solutions from Check Point and three other competitors recognized, responded, and protected against known malware. Of the four products tested, Check Point ThreatCloud identified malware in four minutes, blocked malware in zero minutes, and malware spent zero seconds on the network. This outperformed the three other solutions, who took a total average of over 11 minutes to identify malware. Additionally, the lowest two performing products had an average malware block rate and time malware spent on the network of over one hour.

The Zero Second Protection Test results are shown in the table below:

           
  Emulation
time
(minutes)
Signature
Creation and
Gateway
Updating
(min)
Total Time
to Update
Gateway (min)
Total Time
Network is
at Risk (min)
Unknown
300
Catch
Rate*
Check Point 4 0 4 0 100%
Vendor 1 8 0 8 0 70%
Vendor 2 8 60 68 68 62%
Vendor 3 19 60 79 79 27%
           

*Unknown 300 Test Report can be found here.

"Malware can do immeasurable harm to an organization over the course of 60 seconds. As security threats multiply exponentially, what happens if the speed of malware overtakes the speed of business?" said Marie Hattar, chief marketing officer at Check Point Software Technologies. "Every second counts when it comes to protecting your organization against malware. Our Zero Second Test highlights Check Point's non-compromise between security and speed, offering the industry's fastest protection and performance to our worldwide customers and partners."

For more information on The Zero Second Protection Test, contact: threatprevention@checkpoint.com.

For a copy of The Zero Second Protection Test Report, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/campaigns/zerosecond/index.html.

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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