By, Russell Tal, Alliance Marketing Manager
Microsoft Ignite is one of the biggest online technology conferences of 2021! Check Point Software is proud to be an award-winning Microsoft Partner, and we invite you to visit our Showcase Page at Ignite to find out how to do more in Microsoft Azure with Check Point Software.
When you join us at Ignite, you can discover many ways Check Point CloudGuard solutions enable customers to successfully and confidently migrate and adopt Azure cloud with an emphasis on operational efficiency and strong security to thwart cyber attacks, no matter where your workloads live.
Microsoft places a high priority on security, and this year, there is a special emphasis on keeping data, applications, and workloads secure. As customers migrate to the cloud, security must defend against modern sophisticated cloud-based attacks so applications and workloads will be secure. Here are four ways Check Point Software and Microsoft work together to enhance Azure security.
Welcoming Avanan email security to the Check Point Software family
A few months ago, Check Point Software announced the acquisition of Avanan, whose email security solution is the highest-rated email security solution for Exchange/Microsoft 365 email. In addition to protecting all inbound, outbound and internal communications in Outlook and Microsoft 365, Avanan also protects OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams, so your company can be secure even during collaboration.
Join us Tuesday, November 2 at 3:30 PM Pacific Time (USA) at Microsoft Ignite. We’re hosting a Table Talk focusing on securing the remote workforce, with real-world and practical advice and inspiration from a large entertainment industry customer.
Implementing a solution for continuous compliance
Protecting and governing sensitive data in the cloud is of utmost importance for many customers. Many organizations face regulatory compliance mandates to ensure data integrity of their proprietary data, as well as the information of their partners and customers. Compliance rules can be time-consuming and difficult, especially across a multi-cloud environment where different application tiers are distributed across varying cloud and on-premises environments.
Customers must implement security solutions that can control traffic in all connected cloud platforms, adapt to application changes, and manage all from a unified interface—not with multiple disparate solutions.
Leveraging Check Point CloudGuard solutions (available in Azure Marketplace) provides immediate visibility into Azure cloud assets, ensures continuous compliance across cloud environments, and delivers dozens of pre-built compliance packages for Azure assessments. Check Point CloudGuard provides a unified management console for customers to monitor and secure their cloud assets, resulting in low total cost of ownership. (But don’t take our word for it!
Securing workloads wherever they live
Customers want to secure their workloads, wherever they reside – whether in Azure, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. According to the Flexera 2020 State of Cloud Report, which surveyed 750 IT professionals, “93% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy” while “87% have a hybrid cloud strategy.” To truly embrace the efficiencies of cloud, security must be an enabler to cloud adoption. Deploying Check Point Software solutions in Azure prevents advanced threats across many cloud and on-premises environments while delivering consistent security policy application between clouds and legacy environments.
Containerization, Azure Functions, and more
Migrating and optimizing existing applications to Azure can be a challenge. Securing applications while keeping DevOps teams fast and efficient is difficult to accomplish with legacy solutions. The modernization to cloud-first or cloud-ready infrastructure requires organizations to deploy a security solution that keeps up with the dynamic development of cloud-based applications—and automation is the key to success.
In Check Point Software’s Showcase Page at Ignite, check out our video-on-demand session: Leave It to the Machines. Our security experts will focus on how AI and machine learning can “shift left” security capabilities, shorten the time between application readiness and production, and help teams secure containerized application delivery. Visit our Showcase Page to watch the session at any time during the event.
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In this blog post, we have outlined four ways Check Point Software solutions aligns with Microsoft’s goal of ensuring secure cloud adoption. Wherever you are in your cloud journey, customers deploying Check Point Software solutions in Azure are poised for success. Proven and trusted by over 100,000 organizations around the globe, organizations can easily deploy and manage high caliber cloud security to accelerate Azure cloud adoption. The tight integration and alignment between Check Point Software and Azure results in better and more secure consumption of cloud resources for faster and more agile development and innovation.