By Russell Tal, Alliance Marketing Manager
The decades-long partnership between Microsoft and Check Point Software Technologies is not only a strong building block for our companies, it’s also a great tool for Microsoft partners. If your organization is attending Microsoft Inspire 2021, make sure you visit the Check Point virtual booth to leverage this partnership to expand your Azure opportunities.
Microsoft Inspire has been the perfect place to connect with each other and learn about new innovations to help take our business to the next level. Even though this year’s event will again be virtual, it’s a great opportunity to get a front-row seat for Microsoft’s vision of the coming year—and learn how Check Point can be a part of our joint success!
Check Point has been expanding opportunities for Microsoft channel partners for decades—we’ve partnered with Microsoft ever since inventing the stateful firewall in the mid-1990s. Since then, our partnership has grown by leaps and bounds.
Our joint partners get both sales and technical advantages. Check Point is a founding member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), and our partnership encompasses sales, marketing and technical integration, which is part of what enables our joint customers to have the confidence to adopt and consume more Azure cloud services safely and securely. We continue to have a strong relationship with Microsoft, as Check Point was the #1 ISV of the year and Co-Sell Partner of the Year last year. In May 2021, we received the Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Award for Most Transformative Integration Partner.
To support Microsoft’s vision of modern work and security, we’ll be showcasing new innovative technical integrations, new products and new offerings on Azure Marketplace, and new tools to help Microsoft partners raise engagement with Azure customers. Here are just some of the highlights you can experience at our virtual booth:
New technical integrations
Check Point’s CloudGuard solutions natively integrate with over 50 Microsoft services and security solutions, including Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Center, Azure vWAN, Azure Stack, Azure Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Windows, Azure LogicApps and Azure Functions. Two of our most recent integrations which we’re discussing at Microsoft Inspire:
- Easily find and deploy Check Point CloudGuard solutions directly from within Azure Sentinel controls. With CloudGuard’s ability to automatically remediate security issues from Sentinel’s SOAR playbooks, customers can instantly minimize their attack surface.
- Implement conditional access and passwordless authentication with Check Point Remote Secure Access VPN with Azure AD. This enables admins to implement Zero-Trust models for network and data protections, “least privilege” policy access, and separation of duties.
These two recent innovations illustrate just one of the ways Microsoft executive and channel partners can promote more secure Azure consumption with Check Point solutions.
More solutions on Marketplace
In the last year, Check Point has doubled the number of solutions listed on Azure Marketplace. And don’t forget that Check Point CloudGuard Network Security and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management are MACC-eligible, making it easier than ever for customers to get the confidence they need to move mission-critical workloads to the cloud. These offers can help you make your customers more successful in the cloud—and positioned for success in the future.
More tools to move opportunities forward
It’s not just the offers, the partnerships, and the technology: Check Point is a 100% partner-led company with 6,200+ active partners worldwide, so we are highly invested in our partners’ success. Check Point provides enablement kits, called “Program-in-a-Box,” which allow Microsoft channel partners and sellers to be educated on joint solutions. Program-in-a-Box provides tools that partners can leverage to move more opportunities for greater Azure consumption. It also provides latest materials to generate leads. If you want access to this kit, you must be an official partner of Check Point. Contact your Check Point Channel Account Manager to get more details.
We are proud to participate in Microsoft Inspire this year, and we look forward to connecting with Microsoft executives and channel partners at the event. Be sure to stop by our virtual booth to learn more about our how our offerings can help your customers safely consume more Azure cloud resources. Have a productive conference—and we’ll see you there!