Check Point Software introduces new security analytics solution

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Check Point Software Technologies has announced the release of CloudGuard Log.ic, a solution which delivers cloud-native threat protection and security intelligence. Using CloudGuard Log.ic, customers can now see every data flow and audit trail in today’s elastic cloud environments, and make sense of cloud data and activities to expedite forensic investigation processes.

CloudGuard Log.ic detects cloud anomalies, blocks threats and intrusions, and delivers context-rich visualisation.

An upcoming cloud security survey conducted for Check Point by CyberSecurity Insiders found that the biggest operational cloud security headaches IT organisations struggle with are compliance (34 per cent) and lack of visibility into infrastructure security (33 per cent). While a majority of organizations say their cloud instances have not been hacked (54 per cent), an alarming 25 per cent did not know whether they had been breached or not. Fifteen percent of organizations confirmed they had experienced at least one cloud security incident.

“One of the key differences in cloud environments is the ephemeral nature of elements. As workloads and instances of virtual machines, containers or serverless functions execute, information that used to be considered static, such as IP addresses, can no longer be relied upon. We definitely see a need for newer security tooling that understands the new concepts natively and enriches information from flow logs, load balancers, and other cloud-native components. As a result, IT gets a more detailed view of events at runtime, allowing for a more precise understanding of the environment as well as stricter enforcement of security rules,” notes Fernando Montenegro of market research firm, 451 Research.

“CloudGuard Log.ic provides our enterprise customers with powerful visibility and context into all activity within their cloud environment, combined with feeds that identify malicious intent or intrusion detection to prevent mega Gen V cybersecurity attacks. With the addition of CloudGuard Log.ic, Check Point continues to arm customers with the latest security tools to detect and prevent advanced threats in the cloud,” said Itai Greenberg, VP Product Management and Marketing, Check Point Software Technologies.


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