Check Point’s SandBlast Wins SC Media Award

At the 2017 RSA Conference in San Francisco, it was clear malware, ransomware and phishing campaigns were top of mind, and attendees were looking for solutions to prevent the latest threats from attacking their networks. Check Point’s mission has and always will be to safeguard our customers with the best solutions possible against cyber threat actors. Our efforts were recognized at the SC Media Awards, our zero-day protection technology SandBlast was named Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection.

If you’re reading our blog, there’s a good chance you already know this: The threat landscape today is more complex and dynamic than ever before. Organizations face targeted attacks using evasive malware to exploit known and unknown vulnerabilities with unprecedented levels of frequency and sophistication. And yet, despite all the publicity around the danger and ramifications of undergoing such an attack, many organizations remain vulnerable to security breaches because they are misled to assume they are not a likely target, or that their traditional security means would prevail even in the face of modern threats. Often, they may feel advanced security is too complicated and that they don’t have the resources to manage it.

The Future of Cyber Security is here. Check Point’s comprehensive portfolio of products keeps you ahead of attackers. Building upon the industry-leading technology that has made SandBlast a success, we continue to unveil new technologies to help revolutionize your ability to stop targeted attacks. The SandBlast product family is an extensible framework for advanced threat prevention, allowing you to prevent malware and stop attacks at all levels of your enterprise – on the network, in the cloud and at the endpoint.

One such innovation that expands the SandBlast offering is our new Anti-Ransomware capability, which stops ransomware in its tracks and then reverses the damage automatically. When combined with the other capabilities of SandBlast, such as Threat Emulation, our sandbox which is comprised of several dozen engines working together to analyze and identify malicious files, and Threat Extraction, our ability to proactively eliminate potential threats from documents, this offers the most comprehensive and advanced protection available today for malware.

And the industry is taking notice. Over the past year, SandBlast has protected thousands of customers. As Check Point continues expanding our threat defense portfolio, SandBlast Won SC Media’s 2017 Award for Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection. Check Point competed against some of the industry’s heavy hitters and came away with top honors. Judging criteria was based on the best APT solution that provides real-time detection and protection against intruders gaining access to an enterprise environment to stealthily extract high-value assets from targeted organizations in manufacturing, financial, national defense and other industries. Now in its 20th year, the SC Awards is the premier recognition for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today’s corporate and government organizations.

Check Point SandBlast family of products provides comprehensive protection against todays’ zero-day threats across the entire IT infrastructure. SandBlast Network prevents malicious attacks and stops hackers from disrupting businesses by blocking unknown malware from entering corporate networks. SandBlast Agent protects enterprise endpoints and web browsers by providing users with real-time protection from malware in web-downloaded files, and its Zero Phishing™ technology safeguards credentials from attacks. It also stops ransomware attacks and delivers automated incident analysis, uncovering complete attack scope and business impact. SandBlast Cloud brings best-in-class proactive protection from known threats, unknown malware and zero-day attacks to Office 365 users.