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Check Point Software Launches Security Operations Solutions and Services Suite with Prevention-First Approach

September 2022 by Marc Jacob

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. has announced the launch of Check Point Horizon – the industry-leading prevention-focused suite of security operations solutions and services that combines proactive management solutions for Managed Prevention and Response (MDR/MPR), Extended Prevention and Response (XDR/XPR) and Events. All powered at the click of a button and supported by the industry’s top analysts, research experts and innovative AI technology.

The cyber threat landscape has never been more severe. Check Point’s Mid-Year Report recently revealed a 42% global increase in cyberattacks and ransomware is now the number one threat to businesses. Attacks are increasing all the time as security teams struggle to shut down breaches before damage spreads due to the distraction of endless alerts and false positives across multiple siloed tools and a narrow attack vector view that lacks context. The problem is made worse by a lack of cyber experience and the ongoing skills shortage.

Against this backdrop, there is now a critical need for all organizations to have a security operations center (SOC), with 24/7 monitoring, response, and threat hunting capabilities. However, for the majority, running this kind of operation is too complex and expensive. Also, SOC provision up to now, does not match the scale of the challenge as the industry is only focused on detecting and responding to attacks rather than preventing them.

Craig Robinson, Research Vice President for Security Services at IDC commented: “Many of the existing MDR solutions in the market today simply deal with detection and management of cyber incidents, but actually preventing incidents has largely been missing in the MDR arena, until now. Check Point Horizon’s strategy of going prevention-first is a game-changing feature addition in the crowded MDR market.”

Check Point Horizon brings a prevention-first approach to security operations by providing SOC teams with the tools and services needed to prevent attacks in real-time with fewer resources. It includes:
• Check Point Horizon XDR/XPR increases security operations efficiency by quickly detecting, investigating, and automating responses to attacks across the entire IT infrastructure. By leveraging innovative AI technologies and big data threat intelligence, aggregated from hundreds of millions of sensors worldwide, Horizon XDR/XPR is able to identify threats inside the organization and prevent them from spreading.
• Check Point Horizon MDR/MPR is a prevention-first MDR service backed by Check Point’s elite experts who will deliver a powerful SOC-as-a-Service. The Check Point analysts will monitor the entire customer’s security estate 24/7 – no matter the products or solutions in place – utilizing their 25 years’ Incident Response experience to analyze, correlate and understand what is happening, responding on a customer’s behalf, and making recommendations to drive a prevention mindset throughout the entire delivery of the service.
• Horizon Events provides complete event visibility across all Check Point products for efficient monitoring, search, and threat hunting. Designed for security admins and analysts to investigate and troubleshoot all security incidents, with a simple and intuitive SaaS cloud solution, it saves valuable time and eliminates complexity.

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