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Check Point, IBM Expand Cybersecurity Partnership

February 25, 2016 - News
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PRESS RELEASE — SAN CARLOS, CA and ARMONK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2016) - Check Point® Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) and IBM Security today announced an expanded alliance, including the sharing of threat intelligence, as the security industry moves to a more collaborative approach to defend against cybercrime. Also, the companies announced a broad set of product integrations as well as expanded investment across IBM's consulting and managed security services.

Cybercrime has quickly grown into a significant threat to business, and is now one of the world's largest illegal economies, accounting for $445 billion in annual profits according to the United Nations. To address this complex and aggressive attack environment, the expanded relationship between Check Point and IBM Security is designed to provide today's enterprise with a new level of confidence in not only detecting security risks -- but also empowering customers with tools to prevent these attacks before they happen.

The new alliance includes four main areas of collaboration:

  • Shared threat intelligence. An open approach to collaborative defense in the security industry is needed to effectively protect against new and evolving threats. IBM X-Force and Check Point's security research team will directly collaborate through the bi-directional sharing of threat identification and analysis using IBM X-Force Exchange (XFE), IBM's threat intelligence sharing platform. This collective threat intelligence may be integrated into each company's threat intelligence products, to help deliver proactive threat protection to customers of both companies.
  • Integrated event management. Sharing capabilities across the security management platforms deployed by customers accelerates the company's collective response to threat activity, and extends the value of security technology investments for clients. Check Point will be launching a new SmartConsole application in the IBM Security App Exchange for integration with the IBM Security QRadar Intelligence Platform. The app will deliver network data and security events from Check Point devices to QRadar to enable operators to view threat information in real-time directly from the QRadar console for faster incident response.
  • Advanced mobile protection. Integration within IBM Maas360 enterprise mobility management (EMM) will allow customers to easily deploy and manage Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention to limit compromised devices from accessing enterprise networks and data, based on real-time insights. The combination of these capabilities provides ...
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