For better or for worse, not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. In this case, it’s for better. We learned so many important things at CPX’17, we have to share some. We promise we won’t talk about the after party at Omnia nightclub. It’s tempting though, we saw some pretty great dance moves from well-known Check Point enthusiasts. But since we’re back home, away from the sounds of slot machines and dance beats, let’s reflect on what we learned.
CPX’17 can be summed up in one word, “Infinity”. What’s Infinity, you ask? Infinity is a unified approach that Check Point is applying to their product portfolio. The goal of Infinity is to provide consolidated security across networks, cloud, and mobile. At the keynote session, Check Point CEO, Gil Shwed, summarized Infinity into three pillars:
- Preemptive threat prevention
- Blocking the most sophisticated attacks before they happen
- One Security Platform
- Leveraging unified threat intelligence and open interfaces
- Consolidated System
- Single management modular, policy management, and integrated threat visibility
Two-thirds of Americans now own smartphones, yet less than 2% of smartphones have mobile security software installed. Mobile threats are often overlooked, and because of this, they are most prone to hackers. At CPX, we got to watched a live smartphone hack. It was amazing and scary at the same time seeing how easily hackers can gain access to private emails and personal conversations. Check Point now has a suite of products that help address mobile security concerns. SandBlast Mobile is the industry’s only unified, cross-platform solution, which protects enterprises from mobile breaches. Companies can not scale at the same rate as IoT devices are being added. Instead of hiring new talent Indeni and connects its customers to our crowdsourced knowledge that helps customers adapt to change.
We have reached the point where moving to the cloud is not a thing of the future, it’s now. Cloud networks are all about scalability and many enterprises are moving to Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service models. We learned about how some large companies like Levi’s are making the move to the cloud. To help Check Point customers move towards SDN, vSEC now supports two new cloud providers, for a grand total of eight supported cloud providers.
Favorite CPX’17 Quotes
“Companies do not ask, what happened so that it doesn’t happen again?”
Daniel Wiley, Head of Incident Response, Check Point
We especially like this quote because it’s exactly what we are doing to help customers avoid issues. The Indeni platform not only tells our customers exactly what happened but it provides remediation steps to prevent that issue from happening again.
“Companies do not have enough trained people.”
Gil Shwed, CEO, Check Point
This statement is one of the main reasons Indeni exists. Our crowdsource platform brings together knowledge from Fortune 1,000 customers, product experts, and technology providers across the globe, connecting customers to a knowledge base, multitudes of what they have internally. This is how our customers tap into expert “trained” resources without having to hire new talent.