Small and medium-sized business owners typically think the security that protects their large enterprises counterparts is well out of reach in terms of costs and complexities. However recent shifts in the threat landscape have them rethinking their security strategies. Cybercriminals are equal opportunists who leverage the same tactics used on bigger enterprises to target smaller business. Now it’s a must for small businesses to have big security.

According to the World Bank, more than 90 percent of registered businesses worldwide are considered small and medium-size (SMB). That’s a lot of ripe opportunity for shrewd cyber criminals who are more than aware of the easy pickings SMBs typically pose. Due to the increased sophistication of threats and the tactics used cyber-criminals, many SMBs are looking for more advanced security protections for their networks rather than just selecting a solution purely based on cost.

As such, we are seeing the demand for premium security offerings that include advanced threat prevention and enterprise-level security features tailored for SMBs growing. These businesses need top-notch security specifically designed for their smaller environment regardless if the network is on premise or in the cloud. SMBs are starting to weigh the cost-benefit of premium security, and it seems more organization are willing to invest in top-of-the-line security than risk dealing with the aftermath of an attack that could put them out of business.

To address this need, security providers need to provide fully integrated advanced threat prevention technologies tightly coupled on a high-performance and scalable platform with intuitive security management. This ensures SMBs have comprehensive protections with a seamless and scalable solution, allowing business owners to stay focused on their running their businesses with the added peace-of-mind that their networks and data are secure.

Today, Check Point is proud to be recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM). Check Point continues to be the only vendor positioned as a Leader in both the UTM and the Enterprise Network Firewall (ENFW) Magic Quadrants.

As an industry trailblazer, Check Point understands the dynamic cyber landscape and continues to invest in R&D to build superior technologies and solutions for businesses of all sizes. Check Point paves the way with new technologies that offer well-rounded, high-value security solutions to not only protect networks from the most sophisticated threats, but empower customers with confidence to stay one step ahead of the ever changing threat landscape.

Recently, SandBlast Next Generation Threat Prevention Solution received a “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs for the Breach Detection Systems (BDS) Group Test. We believe the combination of the NSS “Recommended” and Check Point being named a leader in both the Enterprise Network Firewalls and UTM Magic Quadrants is a testament to our security portfolio and offering a range of comprehensive security technologies.

Read the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management to learn for yourself how Check Point continues to deliver the vision, innovation and leadership to keep your business one step ahead.

 

 

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