What is Checkpoint Cybersecurity?

Checkpoint Cybersecurity

Checkpoint cybersecurity provides advanced IT security solutions, with products such as network and endpoint security, threat intelligence and management systems. With over 75 offices globally and in San Carlos, California (United States).

According to their 2023 Cyber Attack Trends Report, ransomware attacks remained the primary form of malicious attack used by attackers, followed by phishing, supply chain attacks and hacktivism.


Knowledge is power when it comes to cyber security, so Check Point provides a wealth of educational resources designed to keep you abreast of current practices and build a solid security foundation for your business.

Our cybersecurity training courses are tailored to help you master the latest cyber attack techniques. Each course provides hands-on, practical experience that will equip you to effectively defend against even the most complex security threats in the organization.

Check Point is committed to making cyber security education available and accessible for all, and has collaborated with multiple academic institutions towards that end. Our Secure Academy program brings a comprehensive curriculum into over 100 universities and colleges globally; while collaborations with leading online platforms such as Coursera and Udemy offer students looking to begin careers in cybersecurity an introductory experience.

Global cybersecurity skills gaps are widening rapidly, with an estimated need for 3.4 million additional cybersecurity workers by 2022 across industries and sectors. Check Point’s education programs can equip you with essential knowledge, skills, and credentials that meet this increasing demand and further your career development.

Discover how to configure and troubleshoot Check Point firewalls through these two-day specialist courses, enabling you to easily deploy, upgrade, and maximize protection capabilities of security gateways. Furthermore, these courses cover how to utilize advanced features of Check Point Security Gateway and Management Software Blades including SandBlast threat prevention, hyper-scale networking, unified management, remote access VPN access and IOT security.

SmartAwareness is the industry-leading security awareness training that equips employees with the knowledge and tools they need to spot and report phishing attempts while strengthening their ability to defend against cyberattacks at work and home. Utilizing over 1,000 phishing simulation templates, each training campaign mimics ongoing attacks while keeping employees aware of dangerous cybercrime trends. Each simulation and training activity is automatically tracked and recorded, providing boardroom-ready reporting that simplifies compliance reporting and analytics.

Modern businesses rely on various applications that fall outside the traditional enterprise network boundary – known as shadow IT – which may act as an entryway for attackers looking to breach corporate networks and steal sensitive data. Check Point’s SandBlast Mobile offers a zero trust model for managing access to corporate applications and data from any device anywhere while using machine learning, threat emulation and static code flow analysis techniques to detect even sophisticated zero day and traditional malware threats.

Threat Intelligence

Security threat intelligence solutions can be an invaluable asset to organizations of any size. By processing threat data and understanding attackers and their tactics, organizations can more quickly detect and respond to attacks quickly. Furthermore, this solution helps defend against malware, phishing and ransomware attacks by blocking them before entering their organization.

Threat intelligence is information gathered and processed from multiple sources about threats that is presented to security teams and other stakeholders to minimize or mitigate risks. It includes external context surrounding indicators of compromise (IOCs), malware and cyberattack trends. Delivery options typically depend on initial objectives and intended audience – simple threat lists to peer-reviewed reports can all provide this kind of intelligence.

There are four types of threat intelligence: strategic, tactical, technical and operational. Strategic threat intelligence examines the consequences of potential cyberattacks for nontechnical audiences and decision-makers; painting an accurate portrait of the threat landscape for senior management to make informed decisions regarding how best to defend their organization. Typically collected by security operations teams; however open-source intelligence feeds may provide more up-to-date analysis on emerging risks and trends.

Tactical threat intelligence focuses on malicious actor techniques, procedures and processes (TTPs). It’s designed for information security analysts as well as those directly involved with protecting an organization’s IT and data resources. Tactical threat intelligence may also be collected by SOCs (security operations centers) or IT managers and used to anticipate attack vectors and their impact on an IT infrastructure.

Technical threat intelligence provides technical security teams with specific signs that an attack is underway, including reconnaissance, weaponization and delivery. It is typically collected by technical security teams and used to find ways to block an attack before it even starts. Because hackers frequently change their tactics and methods of attack, technical threat intel is also vital in helping security teams filter false positives from daily threat reports they receive.

Endpoint Security

No complete cybersecurity solution would be complete without including endpoint protection as part of their solutions. Cyberattacks often start on endpoint devices, serving as gateways into networks and stealing or holding the information hostage for ransom. Even though most businesses utilize traditional security tools on their endpoints, cybercriminals continue to find ways around these defenses and breach systems.

An effective endpoint security system must include multiple layers of protection, such as pattern matching and heuristics, to detect unknown threats and malware and stop their spread. Furthermore, its privilege management features should help enforce the principle of least privilege (POLP). This restricts user and process access privileges to only what they require in order to complete their tasks; for instance by removing local admin rights on servers and PCs as well as network segmentation to limit data access.

While it is certainly beneficial to secure your endpoints, monitoring is even more essential. A powerful endpoint security solution should include a centralized monitoring solution capable of covering all enterprise network elements – clouds, mobile apps and workloads as well as devices both on- and off-network – with configuration options tailored specifically to fit the needs of your organization and continuously updated software designed to guard against zero-day attacks.

An effective endpoint security solution includes an EDR (event detection and response) solution that monitors all device activity for signs of malware attack, including unusual behavior or suspicious file activity. Should any attack be identified, such as unusual behaviour or unusual file activity, quickly shutting down the affected device and alerting IT teams can help minimize damages and costs related to cyberattacks, including ransomware payments or operational disruption.

Finally, an effective endpoint security solution provides the ability to manage everything from one central console. This saves both time and money that would otherwise be spent maintaining various software or hardware solutions separately; additionally it helps make more informed decisions about which solutions best suit your business needs.

Network Security

Proactively secure your network using next-generation security solutions that detect even unknown threats and respond rapidly to prevent them. These innovative security tools provide visibility into network activity while also offering industry-leading detection and response capabilities.

Check Point security solutions provide comprehensive protection of networks, mobile devices, cloud workloads and data against cyber-attacks that penetrate firewalls. They offer unified management for the entire cybersecurity estate with an industry leading catch rate for malware, ransomware and other attacks.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd was founded by Gil Shwed, Marius Nacht and Shlomo Kramer in July 1993 in Tel Aviv, Israel and provides security solutions and combined hardware/software products for information technology (IT) security. Their products include next generation firewalls, threat prevention solutions, cloud security services and mobile security applications to government agencies as well as corporate enterprises worldwide.

Network firewalls provide the first line of defense against hackers. By monitoring network traffic and detecting suspicious activity patterns, firewalls can identify any attacks before they reach the system and stop attacks at their source. Firewalls can also identify unauthorised users by requiring multiple details like password, security token (dongle), fingerprint scan or retinal scan before being granted access – known as two-factor or multi-factor authentication (MFA).

An IPS, or intrusion protection system, detects and blocks attacks by recognizing unusual patterns of behavior like brute force attempts, denial-of-service attacks and exploiting known vulnerabilities. An IPS may also detect malware in encrypted web traffic as well as prevent downloads of suspicious files.

DLP (data loss prevention) safeguards important business and personal information from being deleted, altered or transferred outside the network. DLP is capable of identifying multiple methods of data exfiltration such as transfer files onto removable media, printing documents for external consumption or using email/messaging tools as exfiltration channels.

SIEM (security information and event management) systems aggregate alerts from internal security tools into a central data repository and combine this data with threat intelligence to detect anomalies. Some modern SIEM solutions also integrate with security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) tools which automate responses to security incidents by following predefined playbooks.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.