Check Point Software Technologies a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced the launch of its India instance of Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration Security Solution, underscoring its commitment to the Indian market. Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration is the most advanced email security solution in the market, leveraging a unique and patented technology to be the only API-based email security solution that is also inline. Using advanced AI/ML engines, Harmony Email & Collaboration also detects and prevents compromised accounts and is able to protect a variety of Collaboration applications, such as Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Google Drive and many more.
The solution will also address an essential requirement of data residency requirements from RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and more, whose compliance is vital for the Government and organisations in the BFSI and Pharmaceutical sectors, which are required to maintain records of data locally. This new capability will now enable native customers to comply to their data sovereignty requirements, in line with the stipulated local compliance norms for critical data to be stored within India’s geographical boundaries, to keep their data safe locally. Aligned with this commitment, Check Point Software has already made Check Point Software ’s other solutions such as Harmony Mobile, Harmony End Point (EDR), Threat Cloud and Threat Emulation available in India.
The Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration Solution (HEC) detects and blocks phishing attacks across inbound, outbound and internal communications in real-time, before they reach end-users. This patented technology reduces phishing emails from reaching the inbox by 99.2%, leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to analyze over 300+ indicators of phishing and ingesting data from ThreatCloud, Check Point;s service based on a global network of sensors. HEC also gets embedded seamlessly within O365/GSuite to provide multi-layered security architecture as well as provide post-delivery protection. It not only secures O365/GSuite, but also secures data moving through SaaS based collaboration tools such as MS Teams, One Drive, SharePoint, Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Box etc.
“India is an absolute strategic market for us within the Asia Pacific region. With the alarming cyber security concerns in the India’s digital transformation journey, the new product offering will provide users widespread and advanced level of phishing and malware protection for emails without worrying about emails or data moving outside the country, thus staying compliant to local laws,” Mr. Sundar Balasubramanian, Managing Director, India & SAARC, Check Point Software Technologies
He continued, “According to our Threat Intelligence report, an organization in India is attacked on an average of 1787 times per week in the last 6 months, compared to 983 attacks per organization globally, with 80% of the malicious files in India, delivered via Email in the last 30 days. . With the pandemic outbreak, the majority of enterprises which migrated to SaaS-based Email Platforms such as Microsoft 365 and Google GSuite struggled with the current limited options of legacy Email Gateway solution or could only adopt the native security provided by SaaS based email platforms. As enterprises eagerly look at adopting the next-generation Cloud API based email security amid the new data sovereignty laws, our Harmony Email & Collaboration (HEC) powered by highly effective AI/ML engines will help bridge the demand and will significantly strengthen our customers’ cyber security posture.“
The Check Point Harmony Email and Collaboration Solution joins other Check Point solutions hosted locally like Check Point CloudGuard, Check Point Harmony Endpoint and Check Point Harmony Mobile through the Infinity Portal which provides unified management, as well as unprecedented protections, visibility, control, and insights for IT and security teams. Furthermore, Check Point has deployed multi-tiered India PoPs on AWS and Azure infrastructure to provide stable and practical Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution to the Indian customers.
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