2019 Press Releases

December 03, 2019

Check Point Announces Fully-integrated Cloud Security for Kubernetes and Serverless Cloud Services

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider for cyber security solutions globally, has improved their very own CloudGuard cloud security platform’s performance in order to support Kubernetes computing services, which includes Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS).

CloudGuard enhanced their security performance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Serverless computing solutions, which include AWS Lambda and related services like AWS Fargate, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Kinesis. Check Point make sure their vision of consistent security on enterprise workload in cloud delivers, which was made in further announcement.

Serverless is the fastest-growing extended cloud service, with 50% growth over 2018. In a 2019 survey, 87% of respondents were running container technologies, a number up from 55% in 2017. However, rapid adoption of these technologies creates challenges for organisations in gaining visibility of, and enforcing, consistent security and compliance across their cloud deployments. This increases the risk of misconfigurations and security holes, which expose organisations to the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks.

With CloudGuard, customers can ensure that their Kubernetes configurations continuously comply with established container security baselines such as CIS Kubernetes Benchmarks or NIST 800-190. This new functionality complements CloudGuard’s existing ability to secure traffic between Kubernetes, and on premise or cloud assets using IPsec VPN. CloudGuard’s new Serverless Code Scanning feature detects, alerts-on and remediates security and compliance risks in a Serverless environment.  

“No matter which cloud resources organisations choose, it’s critical that they have complete visibility and control over them to meet Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and compliance demands,” said Zohar Alon, Head of Cloud Products at Check Point. “These enhancements to CloudGuard deliver powerful CSPM capabilities across enterprises’ entire cloud deployments, continuously analysing, detecting any misconfigurations or security issues, and remediating them. This ensures organisations can fully exploit the cloud’s agility without compromising their security posture.”