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Check Point Infinity platform excels in Miercom's security benchmark tests
Wed, 7th Feb 2024

Check Point Software Technologies Check Point Infinity Platform has registered an impressive performance in Miercom's Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Security Benchmark 2024 report. The platform recorded a 99.8% block rate on Zero+1 day Malware and a 100% phishing prevention score. These results significantly outdo that of its closest rivals, as the average new malware block rate for the other four security vendors was only 69.2%. Miercom, a renowned independent network and security testing organisation, conducted exhaustive malware and phishing prevention tests among the industry's top five firewalls to evaluate the security efficiency of each product.

The Check Point Infinity Platform is the brainchild of Check Point Software Technologies, an AI-powered, cloud-delivered cyber security platform provider. The company's San Carlos-based product demonstrated not just top-notch performances in blocking new malware and preventing phishing but also maintained the industry's lowest False Positive Detection rate of 0.13%.

According to Rob Smithers, CEO at Miercom, "Check Point's Infinity Platform excels in all the security efficacy testing categories. Check Point's next-generation firewall was superior in advanced threat prevention and offers the best protection against the latest generation of cyberattacks including Zero+1 Day new Malware. Check Point did exceptionally well at blocking attacks in the first 24 hours, which is the window of highest risk for enterprises."

Smithers also highlighted that Check Point's high industry-leading block rate enables enterprises to effectively deflect new malware from penetrating and spreading across their networks, servers, and endpoints, thereby saving them time, money, stress, and resources. "As a result, we proudly award Check Point with the Miercom Certified Secure certification in recognition of their superior competitive performance and exceptional value," he added.

On the recognition, Eyal Manor, VP of Product Management at Check Point Software, said, "These Miercom results validate our exceptional ability to accurately detect and block new malware, especially against increasingly sophisticated ransomware tactics. A key differentiator for our Infinity Platform is the ability to preemptively block zero-day malicious exploits and malware."

Miercom's tests covered the effectiveness of different solutions, including anti-virus, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), anti-bot, URL Filtering (URFL), sandboxing, machine learning, and phishing protection. Some of the highlights from the report include Check Point leading in the group test for immediate prevention of total Zero+1 Day malware samples and a 99.8% prevention rate in the Zero+1 Day Malware Prevent (First to Block) Results, in addition to the lowest false positive detection rate and the best overall prevention against phishing URLs.