By Amit Sharon, Head of Customer Experience, Check Point Software
The Check Point CPX Customer Awards demonstrate the creative ways in which Check Point customers are securing everything from cloud-based assets to entire digital transformation initiatives. Check out our winners!
Our 2022 CPX Customer Award winners are amazing. See how companies from footwear and healthcare to global logistics are reinventing their security infrastructures and achieving a vast range of security goals.
Check Point CPX 360 2022 kicked off with high expectations for incredible keynote speakers, leading-edge technology advances, and groundbreaking solutions—and it delivered. A highlight of this all-virtual event was the CPX Customer Awards video showcase. The CPX Customer Awards recognize customers’ success and leadership in their fight against today’s sophisticated threats. Award categories feature fascinating deployments of Check Point Quantum network security, Check Point Harmony secure access, Check Point CloudGuard, and Check Point Infinity. Here is a synopsis of the award-winning projects and customers.
Categories and Winners
The first category is Hyperscale Security Implementation of the Year using Maestro Hyperscale Orchestrator. The Bank of New Zealand easily ensured the right level of security with a Maestro cluster implementation across three data centers. Oliver Speer, Security Architect for the bank said “The management overhead of Maestro is really, really, really small.”
Cyber security is a core pillar of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s mission to secure its supply chain. “The Maestro Orchestration project enables us to adjust and adapt traffic flows, which was especially critical during our migration to remote work. Our perimeter firewalls didn’t miss a beat,” said Jamie Purola, Lead Firewall Engineer for Defense Logistics Agency.
In the Cloud Security Implementation category, three winning organizations use Check Point CloudGuard solutions to secure their cloud migration and digital transformation initiatives.
For Canada’s Canaccord GenuityGroup, Check Point CloudGuard not only delivered new visibility and reduced risk but also transformed its culture for improved communications and operations. “What really differentiates Check Point from the rest of what we see in the marketplace is that they truly care about their customers,” said Greg Drazenovic, Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Security for Canaccord Genuity.
Staying aligned with security best practices and frameworks like SOC2, PCI and ISO 27001 is critical to Thales InFlyt Experience. With Check Point CloudGuard, Thales secured multiple clouds while combining monitoring, centralizing management, integrating its CI/CD pipeline requirements, and ensuring secure deployment of new solutions.
The winner of Check Point CloudGuard Network Implementation of the Year, is Switzerland’s ABB. They implemented CloudGuard for its transparency and operational insight, compared to cloud-native alternatives. “We’ve standardized our security environment with one product that covers the strategic data center, multiple countries, premises, and numerous clouds while centralizing control and seeing what is happening in real time,” said Edoardo Tersigni, Program Manager.
Winners in Check Point Harmony Implementation of the Year offer inspiring examples of protecting users and devices. Spain’s Real Betis professional football club uses Harmony Mobile to secure its Balompié mobile application and alert fans to threats on their mobile devices. “Check Point helps us deliver exceptional value to fans and the media,” said Antonio Jiménez, the team’s CISO. “Check Point is a good bodyguard with great technology that’s simple to use for all Real Betis fans.”
Leading Brazilian telco, TIM SA, found that Harmony Endpoint met its security requirements for securing thousands of endpoints and remote workers. Their forward-thinking security strategy ensured state-of-the art VPN, advanced threat prevention, and anti-ransomware protection for service continuity during the pandemic.
The City and County of San Francisco, California, faced a spike in malicious emails at the onset of the pandemic. Using Harmony Cloud Email and Collaboration (formerly Avanan), they implemented email security safeguards.
The Infinity Implementation of the Year category features FedEx and Tel Aviv Municipality. To help secure its global network, FedEx chose Check Point Software Technologies to efficiently and effectively manage its firewalls and remote access. During the global pandemic in the past two years, these technologies have helped to enable the FedEx workforce to securely work from home, while increasing compute capacity through data center expansion to support business growth. “Check Point is a strategic partner of FedEx.” said Xuan Liu, Vice President, InfoSec for FedEx. “We value Check Point’s commitment to innovation, putting new products in the market and investing heavily in R&D.”
As the first secured smart city, Tel Aviv Municipality implemented Infinity Architecture. “Check Point provides us with a one-stop shop for all security requirements,” said Udi Trabolsky, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect for the municipality.
For Innovative Project of the Year, two winners captured honors.
DP World in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a leading enabler of global trade through smart logistics solutions. To secure its interconnected network of 181 businesses on six continents, DP World implemented Check Point Quantum, Harmony and CloudGuard solutions across 64 countries. Sajjad Ahmad, Senior Manager of Security & Governance said “I like the machine learning, artificial intelligence, and encryption features of Check Point Harmony Endpoint protection. These are key.”
Wellforce, a leading healthcare system in Massachusetts, is securing its bold digital transformation with CloudGuard as it migrates more than 300 applications and millions of patient records to the public cloud to push healthcare forward together.
In the final category, Check Point Quantum Implementation of the Year, two companies stood out.
C J Clark International Ltd., the UK’s largest shoe retailer, gained protection against Gen V attacks, significantly streamlined management, and achieved deep visibility across a broad attack surface.
Using Check Point solutions, the telco Singtel Optus achieved highly flexible security to meet demand fluctuations and achieve simple, unified management. “You can use Check Point to protect the whole ecosystem with multiple solutions in multiple layers,” said Sudheera Edirisinghe, Cyber Security Governance Manager for Optus.
We congratulate these customers for their vision and leadership as together, we move security forward.