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Check Point named a major player in endpoint security
Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
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Cybersecurity provider Check Point Software Technologies has been recognised as a Major Player by IDC.

The company was recognised in two reports, the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security 2021 Vendor Assessment for Enterprise 2021 and the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security 2021 Vendor Assessment for Small and Medium-Size Business 2021.

Modern endpoint security technology combines endpoint protection platforms (EPPs) for deterministic prevention and endpoint detection and response (EDR) for post-compromise reaction.

Both IDC MarketScape reports, for enterprise and small medium-size businesses, note key strengths for Check Point:

  • Profitable: A consistently profitable company for over 15 years, Check Point has a history of reinvestment in core security technologies, threat research, new and enhanced products, system management, and sales channel.
  • Broad and integrated product portfolio: As outlined previously, Check Point has a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of security products that it has assembled into mix-and-match suites and product sets. From those, Check Point is well-positioned to engage with customers as they seek to reduce their vendor relationships while strengthening their security readiness.
  • Distinctive MES product capabilities: Check Point is in a limited subset of MES vendors with rollback remediation and hardware security integration features. Threat emulation and threat extraction are also distinctive MES product features.
  • Consumer business: Check Point is active in the consumer segment through its ZoneAlarm brand. In addition to threat intelligence gathered from millions of consumer endpoints, ZoneAlarm provides Check Point with an additional segment to test its core endpoint security technologies.

"The latest IDC MarketScape reports validate that modern endpoint security should be considered as part of a holistic security solution that integrates different security products functioning together to provide the highest level of security for users while reducing overhead and TCO," says Check Point Software Technologies VP of product management, Itai Greenberg.

"Check Point's Harmony Endpoint is a part of the Harmony product suite, the industry's first unified security solution for users, devices and access, that is easy to use, manage and buy. Harmony protects users against all threats such as malware, ransomware and phishing, and across all threat vectors including endpoint, mobile, web, email, and collaboration apps."

Check Point Harmony Endpoint is a complete endpoint security solution built to protect the remote workforce from today's diverse threat landscape. It prevents the most imminent threats to the endpoint, such as ransomware, phishing or drive-by malware, while quickly minimising breach impact with autonomous detection and response.

The IDC MarketScape report assesses nineteen different MES software vendors based on an in-depth study that analysed and positioned vendors across a broad range of capability- and strategy-focused criteria; Using both quantitative and qualitative characteristics.