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Check Point announces general availability for CloudGuard SaaS

28 Nov 2018

Check Point has announced the general availability of CloudGuard SaaS, a cloud suite designed to prevent security threats that target SaaS applications. 

CloudGuard SaaS protects enterprises that use SaaS applications and cloud-based email (including Office 365, GSuite and OneDrive), and prevents targeted attacks intended to steal sensitive data.

Addressing advanced SaaS threats, CloudGuard SaaS provides 360-degree protection against malware and zero-days, phishing attacks, as well as employee account takeovers.

Additionally, it can discover unsanctioned use of SaaS applications and prevent data leakage, while providing instant threat visibility.  

“In today’s fifth-generation cyber attack landscape, it’s crucial to implement technology equipped to take on more threats on business cloud applications,” says Check Point software technologies product management VP Itai Greenberg.

“Businesses generally turn to solutions in the Cloud Access Security Broker domain, which offer visibility and data leakage protection.

Gartner analyst and research VP Jay Heiser says, “CIOs should work with security and risk managers to create and follow a comprehensive and continuous approach for the controlled use of SaaS, or they will fail to meet business goals, resulting in unnecessary losses or incidents.”

CloudGuard SaaS is a solution that equips businesses with preventive security for a multitude of enterprise SaaS applications.

ESG senior principal analyst Jon Oltsik says, “Businesses today face potential cyberattacks occurring from multiple vectors, including SaaS-based applications. Products like Check Point CloudGuard SaaS can help enterprises looking to protect themselves from attacks of different levels – from phishing to zero-day compromises.” 

Threat prevention against malware and zero-days:  CloudGuard SaaS provides breach prevention solution for malware and zero-day attacks on SaaS applications, leveraging Check Point’s industry-leading SandBlast technology.

SandBlast scored a 100% block rate and highest evasion testing with NSS Labs, a globally recognised trusted source for independent, fact-based cybersecurity testing. CloudGuard SaaS protects email attachments and file downloads on file hosting services and collaboration tools. CloudGuard SaaS blocks zero-day threats before they reach users. 

Innovative technology stops account takeovers: CloudGuard SaaS blocks SaaS account takeovers by preventing unauthorised users from logging in, even if the device is already compromised. Using its ID-Guard technology, CloudGuard SaaS identifies fraudulent access by finding bad logins and centralising multi-factor authentication. In addition, CloudGuard SaaS can authenticate users in any SaaS application on any device—mobile or PC.

Phishing protection: CloudGuard SaaS prevents more phishing attacks than standard email services by leveraging artificial intelligence engines. It can stop sophisticated phishing attacks, spear-phishing, and email spoofing that may bypass other solutions.

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