Check Point is pleased to announce its SandBlast Agent solution passed AV-TEST Institute’s lab tests with excellent results and has been named a “Top Product” by the independent IT security organization. This announcement comes on the heels of Check Point being named a leader in the Forrester Wave™ Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report. The AV-TEST outcome is evidence that SandBlast Agent’s innovative, new features are resonating strongly with marketplace customers and reviewers alike.
In this July-August 2018 test of 18 endpoint protection products, SandBlast Agent scored 17.5 out of a maximum 18 points based on protection, performance, and usability in Windows 10 (64-bit) environments. This result places SandBlast Agent as an AV-TEST “Top Product” in the Corporate Endpoint Protection category, placing it as an elite cyberthreat solution.
The AV-TEST Institute’s product testing is known for its independence, rigor and reliability. As an example, SandBlast Agent’s protection capabilities was tested under real-world threat conditions, assessing its ability to fend off the latest and most sophisticated attacks. Test design modules incorporated the weapons commonly used by cyber criminals in zero-day malware, drive-by attacks, downloads from websites, attacks via infected emails, and others. Every possible security function by the product is fully documented.
“We’re extremely happy to see the hard work by the SandBlast engineering team pay off,” said Itai Greenberg, vice president of product management and marketing for Check Point. “It’s truly an honor to have scored with near perfection in the testing of SandBlast Agent by AV-TEST. This validates our pledge to customers to provide them with an effective endpoint security solution that not only fends off today’s 5th generation cyberattacks and zero-day threats, but it’s easy to use, and performs at exceptional levels to keep their organizations safe.”
SandBlast Agent monitors endpoints for threats by inspecting endpoint behavior in real time. It leverages real-time threat intelligence from the central ThreatCloud database, consisting of over 250 million addresses analyzed for bot discovery, more than 11 million malware signatures, and over 5.5 million infected websites, and identifies millions of malware types daily.