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Check Point Addressing Security Vulnerabilities of Digital Transformation

Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Digital transformation can expose enterprises to certain vulnerabilities that, if not properly addressed, could result in financial loss, identity theft, and leakage of private and sensitive data.

FREMONT, CA: Digital transformation and technology innovations have shaped how people live, communicate, and do business.  Organizations are becoming increasingly agile, embracing technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), mobile, and cloud computing to boost efficiency and profitability while staying competitive at the same time. Cloud computing provides the resources to allow business model transformation to provide services and solutions at a flexible and faster pace. Today more than 90 percent of enterprises use cloud service, using three to four cloud providers. And although deploying digital transformation opens new opportunities, the growing migration to public cloud environments has increased cyber-attacks. Moving to a public cloud brings some challenges and re

sponsibilities that put ownership and burden on the user to secure their data, applications, and workloads.

With digital transformation and the fast development of applications and services into the cloud, DevOps teams are now playing a vital role in organizations, adding increasing challenges for legacy Security IT to now manage the security risk of the business. Adopting a public cloud means security is a shared responsibility between the firms and their cloud provider.

According to Check Point, the top four public cloud vulnerabilities are unauthorized cloud access,  insecure interfaces, misconfiguration of the cloud platform, and account hijacking.  As organizations move vital applications and processes to the cloud, securing those cloud environments, the sensitive data and intellectual property stored become more essential. What's needed are automated and elastic public cloud network security offerings to keep data protected while staying aligned to public cloud environments' dynamic demands.

Check Point cloud security portfolio comprises private and public cloud security, email security, serverless, security compliance, and posture management, and advanced cloud security intelligence and analytics. They can be easily implemented with most deployments globally and are natively integrated with large cloud ecosystems.

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