Check Point Launches New Infinity Architecture, Brings Together Security Portfolio Under Single Platform


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Check Point Software Technologies is taking on a new security architecture approach with the launch Thursday of Check Point Infinity, a platform that brings together the company's broad set of security offerings.

Check Point unveiled the platform at its Check Point Experience 2017 event, held in Las Vegas this week.

The platform includes Check Point's technologies for security management, mobile, cloud, threat prevention, and its network security appliances. While Check Point had all of these technologies before, Gabi Reish, vice president of product management and marketing, said the Infinity platform "advances it to the next level," as the company rolls out new platform-based messaging and technology enhancements across its portfolio.

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"We need to build ourselves for the future. … The future of cybersecurity is happening today," Reish said. "The architecture we think is the right architecture to facilitate this mission. It's all about Check Point Infinity."

Check Point Founder and CEO Gil Shwed said the new approach is designed to prepare partners and customers for the future of cybersecurity, including more sophisticated attacks, mobile threats, and making sure security protections are extended to the cloud. Shwed said disparate security offerings are more costly and not as effective for preventing security threats as a unified platform.

The focus of Check Point going forward will be to secure every environment, including the cloud, mobile and the data center, as well as future environments such as the Internet of Things, automotive, industrial and national security, Shwed said.

"We have already seen that the future is here. We need to handle it and I think we are all a very important part of moving our world to a better place, a safer place. … It's our responsibility to really get the best security to every environment we operate in and to make it a little bit better world," Shwed said. "We have the solution now and I think we can all use it and take security to the next level."

Check Point is the latest security vendor to roll out a unified security platform approach, adding to Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Fortinet, Sophos, Symantec, McAfee and others. 

The platform has three main pillars, Reish said: a single security platform for the sharing of resources and threat intelligence, a pre-emptive threat prevention focus, and a consolidated system that provides a single pane of glass for management, policy and threat visibility.


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