Cloudy Forecast: Are you Naked in the Cloud?

 
What do high-clearance government employees, telecommunication customers and WWE fans all have in common? While this sounds like the beginning of a joke, in reality what unifies all of them is the fact that their personal, sensitive data is now part of an alarming statistic; the increasing frequency of data breaches in popular cloud services. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed a rapidly growing trend of data exposure due to poor cloud security practices. In a recent example, Upguard earlier this week discovered yet another case of millions of sensitive customer details exposed to anyone with an active internet connection. The data was openly available on the internet until an ...

Introducing Check Point vSEC for Google Cloud Platform

 
Cloud Security Puzzle – Solved! If you are deploying workloads (like web servers) or migrating back office apps into Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you will be happy to know that you can now do it securely in a turn-key way without sacrificing the agility & business elasticity provided by GCP. Check Point’s vSEC cloud security solution delivers advanced security that is virtually built into the Google environment using Google’s APIs. Together, Google and Check Point enable a multilayer security solution that comprehensively protects customers’ assets and data in the cloud with advanced threat prevention security. Why do we really need another security layer? While the ...

Choice, Flexibility and Advanced Security – Now with Google Cloud Platform

 
As a general rule of thumb, it has been a long accepted strategy in IT to avoid vendor lock in, or trusting too much in a single equipment provider that you get stuck because changing to another vendor would be too costly or inconvenient. This is especially true with public cloud providers, and fear of vendor lock in is often cited as a major road block to further cloud adoption. So how do you eliminate the risks of putting all your IT eggs in a single virtual network basket? One approach to solving this dilemma is a multi-cloud strategy. A multi-cloud approach provides benefits beyond simply eliminating financial risk; it can also help businesses redefine their software ...

Check Point Honored as Coolest Cloud Security Vendor by CRN

 
We are very excited to announce today that CRN has named Check Point to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2017 list. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software. Check Point is recognized as a cool vendor in CRN’s Cloud security category. As more companies make the move to adopt the cloud, the importance of cloud security vendors and their offerings is at an all-time high. According to research firm Gartner's predictions for 2016, security needs to be top of mind for companies as they extend their business processes to the cloud. That includes ...

Advancing the Security of Your SDDC

 
VMworld US is rapidly approaching and we’ve been busy gearing up for a great show! In fact, the product team has been especially busy building new features and capabilities into our vSEC Cloud Security product portfolio which we’ll showcase during VMworld. While businesses of all sizes are making significant strides to virtualize networks and leverage public IaaS for greater efficiency and agility, solving the security challenges this new infrastructure brings continues to be common hurdle. The reason security remains a persistent hurdle is because embedded security controls in this new virtualized infrastructure – whether private SDDC or public IaaS  – do not provide any threat ...

Securely Embrace the Hybrid Cloud

 
The trend in enterprise IT is to move from a hardware-centric to an application-centric network model, enabling businesses to streamline processes and improve end-user experiences, all while enhancing their competitive positioning. As a result, IT organizations are under tremendous pressure to rapidly transform in order to keep pace with these new business demands. This need to run processes more efficiently, improve time-to-market and enhance user experience is subsequently driving more and more businesses to embrace IaaS as part of their IT strategy.   The rising tide of cloud deployments is providing sufficient proof-points of the business benefits of public cloud ...

The Cure for Your Private Cloud Security Blues

 
Hot off the heels of Cisco Live! in Las Vegas, there’s a continued buzz about the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and how it is helping organizations transform from legacy to next-generation private cloud data centers. In fact, front-and-center to this year’s event was the desire to transform Cisco offerings and make them more cloud-like, responding to the transition businesses are currently undertaking as they move further away from hardware-centric networks. The excitement could be felt all the way up here in the Bay Area– and one thing is clear; the move to modernize data center networks is challenging our traditional security approaches.   The desire to ...

Advanced Security For The SDDC That’s Really Advanced

 
Data center virtualization has come a long way – from concept to a reality in a few short years. The latest evolution, virtualizing the network, lets data center operators treat the underlying infrastructure as a pool of resources – compute, storage and network capacity – that can be called upon to dynamically bring up new applications and services or expand existing ones. Essentially, network virtualization transforms the data center from a hardware-focused to application-focused environment, enabling businesses to be more efficient and agile. As an added bonus, VMware NSX – the network virtualization pillar of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) – delivers inherently ...