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Check Point expands cloud platform to support Alibaba Cloud

By Shannon Williams, 08 Jul 2021

Check Point Software Technologies has announced that it is extending its multi-cloud support through the integration of Check Point CloudGuard with Alibaba Cloud, the digital intelligence and technology backbone of Alibaba Group and a specialist in cloud computing and artificial intelligence. 

Alibaba Cloud’s customers will benefit from enhanced cloud network security and posture management, while other organisations have the opportunity to leverage Alibaba Cloud within their multi-cloud environments.

According to Gartner, 81% of organisations adopt a multi-cloud strategy to give them the freedom to use the best possible cloud for each workload. When looking to maximise security within such an environment, organisations require visibility and ease of management. 

Through the integration, organisations will benefit from advanced security and visibility across their entire cloud infrastructure, including assets and workloads, while maintaining continuous compliance thanks to the ability to:

  • Deploy advanced security capabilities including firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), application control, Internet Protocol Security Virtual Private Network (IPsec VPN), antivirus, threat prevention, anti-bot, and more.
  • Gain visibility across their entire cloud infrastructure with a fully unified, integrated cloud native solution.
  • Achieve and maintain compliance with a robust library of out-of-the-box compliance and governance rulesets, as well as easy customisation with Check Point’s Governance Specification Language (GSL) builder.

“Alibaba Cloud is pleased that Check Point Software has expanded its cloud support by integrating with us,” says Hong Choing, head of global ISV ecosystem and strategic alliances, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “

This collaboration will benefit our customers that are looking for protection across their entire cloud infrastructure, including assets and workloads; it will also provide Check Point customers the opportunity to leverage Alibaba Cloud.”

Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management enables organisations to visualise and assess their cloud security posture across various platforms including Alibaba Cloud, and detect and remediate misconfiguration. 

Check Point is also extending its existing Check Point CloudGuard Network Security capabilities to include high availability and management for Alibaba Cloud with advanced threat prevention managed by unified security management.

“Check Point CloudGuard offers enterprises unified and automated cloud native security across multi-cloud environments," says Itai Greenberg, VP of product management and product marketing, Check Point Software Technologies.

"As more enterprises move to the cloud, many are looking for the best solutions to manage their security and compliance posture across their entire cloud infrastructure," he says.

"Our support of Alibaba Cloud will enable them to receive advanced security and visibility while maintaining continuous compliance."

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