Check Point Revolutionizes Attack Prevention With Leading-Edge Threat Emulation
SAN CARLOS, CA, Feb 26, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
RSA CONFERENCE 2013 -- Check Point(R) Software Technologies Ltd.
(NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today
announced a new Threat Emulation Software Blade that prevents
infections from undiscovered exploits, zero-day and targeted attacks.
This innovative solution quickly inspects suspicious files, emulates
how they run to discover malicious behavior and completely prevents
malware from entering the network. Check Point Threat Emulation also
immediately reports new threats to Check Point's ThreatCloud(TM)
service and automatically shares the newly identified threats with
Cybercriminals use a variety of new and evolving techniques to avoid
detection -- in fact, an average of 70,000 to 100,000 new malware
samples are created and distributed every day(1)! Traditional
solutions have focused on detection, providing notifications after a
threat has breached the network. With Check Point Threat Emulation
technology, new threats are blocked and infection does not occur.
When no infection occurs, the time, effort, and headaches for
infection remediation are eliminated.
"Unknown exposures and zero-day exploits are top attack vectors in
today's network environments, primarily because they have the ability
to avoid traditional malware detection -- making it hard for
organizations to keep up with the sheer volume of threats," said
Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software
Technologies. "Our new Threat Emulation software blade not only
detects, but is the first solution to prevent infections from the
initial contact, empowering our customers to block undiscovered
malware attacks, before they threaten network security or disturb the
flow of business."
Check Point Threat Emulation prevents threats by vetting downloaded
files and common email attachments such as Adobe PDFs and Microsoft
Office files. Suspicious files are opened inside the Threat Emulation
sandbox and are simultaneously monitored for unusual system behavior,
including abnormal system registry changes, network connections or
system processes -- providing real-time assessment of the file's
behavior. If files are found to be malicious they are blocked inline
at the gateway. Newly discovered signatures are immediately shared
with Check Point ThreatCloud(TM) and distributed to subscribed
gateways for automatic protection against the new malware.
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Check Point Threat Emulation is an integral part of Check Point's
leading multi-layered Threat Prevention solution. This complementary
suite of Check Point Software blades includes: IPS Software Blade
that stops exploits of known vulnerabilities, the Anti-Bot Software
Blade that detects and prevents bot damage, and the Antivirus
Software Blade that blocks downloads of malware infested files.
Check Point Threat Emulation provides customers with flexible
deployment options within either dedicated appliances or through
cloud-based service. Emulation and reporting can be managed using
Check Point's management console from any gateway, with local device
management available for dedicated appliances.
"Cyber-attacks continue to grow in sophistication and cybercriminals
are putting in considerable effort to ensure that their malware is
undetectable using standard methods. This threat environment is
making it harder for enterprises to protect their valuable assets,"
said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president at IDC. "The security
industry has recognized this need and is engineering advanced
techniques that can discover and prevent evasive malware. Check
Point's Threat Emulation Software Blade can turn the tables, making
it more difficult for cybercriminals to steal valuable assets."
To learn more about how Check Point revolutionizes the fight against
unknown attacks, visit our booth #1925 at the RSA Conference the week
of February 25, 2013 at Moscone Center in San Francisco,
The Threat Emulation Software Blade will be
available for purchase through the Check Point worldwide network of
value-added resellers in the second quarter of 2013.
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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised
protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity
and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the
industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection
technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations
based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with
flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet
the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only
vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business
process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and
enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps
organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with
business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations
of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check
Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of
consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
(1) October, 2012: Next-Generation Malware: Changing the Game in
Security's Operations Center, by Tim Wilson
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