2024 Press Releases

February 02, 2024

SingAREN Fortifies Cybersecurity with Check Point to Safeguard Digital Presence in Singapore

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announces its partnership with Singapore’s National Research and Education Network (SingAREN) to bolster the security of its digital footprint and cybersecurity defences in view of today’s threat landscape. SingAREN provides high-speed connectivity and data services to universities, research institutes, the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC), and various government and industrial partners.

SingAREN faces the challenge of securing a high-throughput network that connects Singapore's research and education community to networks across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the U.S. With the increasing volume of research data exchange, security has become a paramount concern. 

"Research data is a target for threat actors," said Prof. Francis Lee Bu Sung, Associate Professor and President of SingAREN. He continued, "As we faced an increasing number of global attacks, we needed better visibility into our attack surface and security posture. Check Point Quantum Maestro has given us comprehensive visibility into the threats targeting us. We can see the most frequent attacks, who and where attacks are coming from and extract logs. We can even see what's coming in from each member institution."

With Check Point Quantum Maestro, SingAREN leverages Check Point’s hyper-scale network security capabilities, comprehensive tool suites, flexibility, and strong support infrastructure. "Check Point offered the best suite of tools and the most flexibility. They also provide a high level of support here in Singapore and a road map to the future, which was an important consideration for us," said Prof. Lee.

Check Point Quantum Maestro provides SingAREN with comprehensive visibility into threats, enabling them to monitor and prevent potential security breaches. The implementation also optimised traffic performance, significantly increasing throughput even with exceptionally high volumes of data in transit. SingAREN also leverages Check Point's AI-powered threat intelligence and reporting capabilities, fostering collaborative security workflows among its members.

"Check Point Quantum Maestro helps us build trust among our members," stated Jon Lau, Vice President of SingAREN. The cybersecurity special interest group actively shares threat intelligence, empowering members to enhance their security measures. SingAREN plans to activate additional Check Point security features over time, continually strengthening its digital footprint and ensuring a secure and trusted environment for its members.

SingAREN views Check Point as a long-term partner in its mission to support members, create value, and maintain a reputation as a trusted organisation for secure connectivity. The implementation of Check Point Quantum Maestro marks a significant leap forward in SingAREN's cybersecurity infrastructure, providing a robust defence against evolving cyber threats.

“As a trusted partner in securing the digital landscape, Check Point Software is proud to collaborate with SingAREN to elevate their cybersecurity infrastructure. The implementation of Check Point Quantum Maestro reflects our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that provide unparalleled threat visibility and protection. SingAREN's dedication to building trust and ensuring a secure environment aligns with our mission to empower organisations globally. Together, we look forward to a continued partnership that strengthens the cybersecurity posture of educational and research networks” said Sharat Sinha, President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Check Point Software Technologies.