We are very excited to announce today that CRN has named Check Point to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2017 list. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software. Check Point is recognized as a cool vendor in CRN’s Cloud security category.

As more companies make the move to adopt the cloud, the importance of cloud security vendors and their offerings is at an all-time high. According to research firm Gartner’s predictions for 2016, security needs to be top of mind for companies as they extend their business processes to the cloud. That includes securing workloads, data and accessing the security of cloud providers, the research firm said. Check Point is honored to be selected as one of 20 of the coolest security-focused companies that are shaking up the cloud security market this year.

Check Point vSEC is helping channel partners across the globe solve their customers biggest security challenges in the public cloud as their customers transform their IT operations and business to embrace public cloud computing technology. With a new era of cloud computing increasingly challenging today’s enterprise, cybersecurity has become a strategic tool for IT making a seismic shift from hardware-centric to application-centric operations. vSEC delivers a new vision for cloud security, anchored by comprehensive threat prevention and management features across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

Both partners and customers appreciate that vSEC delivers advanced security protections against cyber threats, visibility into all traffic and comprehensive logging and reporting to private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It supports a wide range of cloud computing environments including public cloud computing environments like AWS and Azure as well as private cloud networks built on SDN technologies like VMware NSX, Cisco ACI and OpenStack.

The Smart Management Console provides uniform management for security gateways deployed on-premise as well as public cloud with consistent and cloud-aware policies and reporting. Advanced security is delivered with agility and scalability. It secures workloads, both apps and data in the cloud, prevents lateral spread of threats and provides secure remote access to the cloud for hybrid cloud environments. It integrates with cloud services like load balancing and auto-scales to support elastic workloads and on-demand capacity. The R80 management interface and REST based API’s enable automated workflows with orchestration capabilities that improve operational efficiency and reduce TCO.

Our partners have been telling us their customers are looking to become more agile, improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and improve their security posture in the public cloud. Our partners are constantly seeking out new technology solutions that meet the needs of their customers. vSEC delivers security as dynamic and agile as the cloud and breaks down the barriers to security management in the cloud.

The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors are selected by the CRN editorial team for their creativity and innovation in product development, the quality of their services and partner programs, and their demonstrated ability to help customers benefit from the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and budgetary savings that cloud computing offers.

The new 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/cloud100.


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