Check Point Software Technologies has introduced Check Point Quantum SD-WAN which combines the highest level of security with optimised network and internet connectivity to protect branch offices from fifth generation of cyberattacks.
In a traditional network architecture, traffic is routed through the data centre first before being sent to its intended destination in cloud, creating a bottleneck that often slows down performance.
Enterprises are using Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology to connect branches directly to the cloud to improve performance and reduce costs.
As most existing SD-WAN technologies are not built with security in mind, connecting branch office SD-WANs directly to the internet bypasses traditional data centre-based security, exposing branch offices to cyberattacks.
Check Point Quantum gateways block 99.7 percent of new malware and phishing attacks while preventing zero-days and ransomware attacks, according to a Miercom report. Deployed at the branch level, it offers an affordable solution that provides the highest level of security, while optimising connectivity for users and more than 10,000 applications.
“Many organisations have gone through a period of accelerated digital transformation in recent years. Services and applications have migrated to the cloud, which lead to a shift from traditional data center connectivity to direct branch-to-internet connectivity. During that transition, many branches sacrificed robust security for speed and agility, which increased the risk of cyberattacks and inconsistent security policies. With Check Point’s Quantum SD-WAN, branch offices get the highest level of security, without compromising on connectivity, in a consolidated and cost-effective solution,” said Eyal Manor, VP of Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies.
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