Integrated Solution Provides Greater Protection against Cloud and Network Threats
(Boulder, Colorado October 25, 2016) – ManagedMethods, a leading provider in the cloud access security broker (CASB) space, today announced its newest integration with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: CHKP). The combined solution integrates ManagedMethods’ Cloud Access Monitor CASB product with Check Point’s SandBlast Zero-Day Protection API, allowing IT teams to automatically detect and quarantine malware in both sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud apps.
“We are very excited about this evolution in our partnership with Check Point,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “Now in addition to audit and control of popular cloud apps, Cloud Access Monitor will have the additional benefit of zero-day malware detection so companies can defend themselves against these malicious attacks. Our combined solution provides a comprehensive defense against cloud-based threats.”
Benefits of the new integration include:
- Gain visibility into Shadow IT and sanctioned cloud application usage so you know who is using which cloud apps and what data is being shared in the cloud.
- Detect and block Zero-Day malware before your company is exposed to risk.
- Extend threat protection beyond the network perimeter leveraging cloud-native APIs with popular cloud collaboration apps including Office 365/OneDrive, Google Apps, Box, and Dropbox.
- Identify the risk level of all cloud apps in use, including a behavioral analysis of user activity over time.
“A large portion of the value in today’s security products can be measured by how well they integrate into existing investments,” said Adrian Sanabria, Senior Security Analyst at 451 Research. “The concept of fourth-party interactions exists in the world of SaaS but is invisible to in-line proxies or firewalls. This is due to the interaction occurring between two third parties (saving a file from Office 365 directly into Box, for example), meaning it doesn’t come across ‘the wire’. Visibility into this blind spot requires some level of API integration with the SaaS provider. Conversely, CASB vendors generally have no malware detection capabilities, making a malware analysis partnership ideal.”
ManagedMethods and Check Point have formed this partnership to deliver enhanced network security and cloud control. The integration of the two security solutions ensures a high-performance network and cloud application protection in our rapidly evolving threat landscape.
“Managed Methods brings value to our partnership by integrating Cloud Access Monitor with Check Point’s SandBlast Zero-Day Protection API,” said Alon Kantor, Vice President of Business Development at Check Point Software. “Our integration with ManagedMethods allows our customers to gain visibility of unsanctioned and high-risk cloud applications while also elevating network security to the next level with evasion-resistant malware detection. SandBlast Zero-Day Protection employs threat emulation and threat extraction capabilities that provide comprehensive protection from the most dangerous attacks.”