Acquired a pioneering serverless technology company expanding its CloudGuard platform and Infinity architecture to protect cloud workloads from 6th Gen Cyber Attacks
SAN CARLOS, CA — Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announces a new Serverless security technology. Check Point is first to market with a consolidated security solution for cloud workload protection (CWPP) and security posture management (CSPM), delivering continuous serverless security with unmatched run time protection and application hardening.
Protego, an Israeli startup, provides a serverless security technology that prevents malicious attacks on serverless functions in run time, and prevents vulnerable code from being deployed into production.
Check Point will be integrating innovative serverless security technology into its Infinity architecture, the market leading consolidated security solution to support Networks, Mobile, Endpoint, IoT and Cloud environments.
The rapid adoption of serverless computing technologies such as AWS Lambda, is challenging existing cloud and application security paradigms. The move to cloud native applications, bears many inherent vulnerabilities and potential misconfigurations that require extending security solution to protect functions and code.
The Check Point CloudGuard platform provides consistent and comprehensive cloud security for all assets in public, private, hybrid or multi-cloud environments. The solution is now extended with serverless security providing the CISO with full visibility, control and complete security coverage of all serverless estate with a click of a button. Protego’s technology integrates out-of-the-box with the broadest set of CI/CD frameworks so DevOps teams ensure that only compliant functions are deployed to production. In addition, customers rave the new technology for its innovative IAM hardening capabilities and minimal performance impact in protecting serverless run time environments.
“On their journey to cloud transformation, organizations require a new security paradigm to protect against 5th and 6th generation of cyber attacks” said Dr. Dorit Dor, Check Point’s VP Products. “By incorporating serverless security into our market leading CloudGuard portfolio, and leveraging our comprehensive platform for cloud security and compliance, we deliver unprecedented protection across multi-cloud and Hybrid environments”
The transaction is expected to be closed in Q4 2019 and the technology will be integrated into the Infinity architecture in Q1 2020.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.
A recognized Serverless Security innovator, Protego’s breakthrough code-centric cloud security platform, delivers security & visibility for serverless applications. Protego’s technology is the first to automate the entire serverless application lifecycle from security configurations and vulnerability management to runtime threat detection and prevention.