As more applications move to the cloud, business users increasingly rely on these applications to do their jobs. From virtual meetings to file-sharing to collaboration through tools, including voice and video traffic, they require consistent, high-quality bandwidth, all the time. For IT organizations that are managing remote and branch offices, it can be a challenge to accommodate these needs in a way that’s efficient, secure, and cost effective. For branch office users who are consuming more Wide-Area Network (WAN) bandwidth than ever, the user experience is often suboptimal. Traditional WAN architectures weren’t designed to support cloud and SaaS applications. Organizations are solving this need with SASE, a new model for network security. SASE, Secure Access Service Edge, is shaping the way organizations will secure their networks and data in the upcoming years.
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) enables business enterprises to support application growth and simplify branch operations while streamlining access to cloud services and private data centers over both ordinary broadband Internet and private links, regardless of the transport mechanism. SD-WAN is critical for today’s hybrid cloud environments because it brings enterprise-level manageability, performance, and reliability across branch offices.
Check Point Harmony Connect – Network Security as a Service
Harmony Connect offers protection for organizations utilizing SD-WAN services between branch offices. These security features include:
- Cloud delivered threat prevention
- Prevent zero-day threats
- Cloud native architecture
- Simple and intuitive web management
- Optimize WAN security
CBTS differentiators protect against Gen V attacks
- Deliver maintenance-free, advanced threat prevention to remote sites and branch offices in minutes.
- Harmony is a cloud-native architecture; elastic, scalable, with dual tunnels for 99.999% uptime, and 50ms latency.
- Predictable monthly pricing for branch office security and top rated support.
- NSS Top-Rated Threat Prevention with 100% Cyber Attack Catch Rate.
- APIs automate on-boarding new sites.
- GRE or IPsec tunnels ensure privacy.
Check Point provides organizations of all sizes with integrated, advanced threat prevention, reducing complexity and lowering the total cost of ownership. Check Point protects SaaS, IaaS and now branch office assets from sophisticated threats with dynamic scalability, intelligent provisioning and consistent control across physical and virtual networks.
Unlike other solutions that only detect threats, Check Point also prevents threats. Check Point SandBlast Zero-Day Protection is a cloud-based sandboxing technology where files are quickly quarantined and inspected, running in a virtual sandbox to discover malicious behavior before they enter the network. SandBlast detects malware at the exploit phase, even before hackers can apply evasion techniques attempting to bypass the sandbox. This innovative solution combines cloud-based CPU-level inspection and OS-level sandboxing to prevent infection from the most dangerous exploits, and zero-day and targeted attacks.
The Check Point solution also includes:
- IPS, Anti-Bot, and Antivirus to protect from known threats.
- Application Control and URL Filtering to enforce safe web use.
- HTTPS inspection to prevent threats inside encrypted HTTPS channels.
Check Point is a fully consolidated and connected cyber security architecture protecting on premises, cloud and branch networks as well as endpoint and mobile devices from Advanced Persistent Threats. Threats identified on one device can be automatically propagated as an IoC (Indicator of Compromise) to protect branch, mobile and cloud-based assets from the same zero-day threat.
“Given today’s advanced cyber threats, it is critical to protect enterprise branch offices connected to the cloud with SD-WAN. Check Point Harmony Connect is integrated with leading SD-WAN vendors in the cloud to secure branches in minutes. We’re excited to partner with CBTS to help drive enterprise digital transformation, with a special emphasis on branch office SD-WAN security.”
– Erez Yarkoni, Head of Telco Division Check Point Software Technologies