Check Point teams up with Amazon to bolster security in the public cloud

Web security company Check Point Software Technologies has partnered with Amazon Web Services to add further levels of security to Amazon’s deep public cloud, the company announced today.

Amazon Web Services is by far the most popular cloud infrastructure provider, but it only provides for basic security needs for the companies that use it. But Check Point’s new offering adds an additional security layer to help organizations prevent network attacks and data breaches while also enabling secure connectivity.

Check Point’s new Virtual Appliance for Amazon Web Services provides cloud security with what the company labels “software blades.” Check Point software blades include Firewall, Virtual Private Network, Data Loss Prevention, URL Filtering and more. By choosing the right blades, you can create the level of security your company needs.

“We continue to hear that security is the biggest barrier to cloud adoption,” Fred Kost, Check Point’s head of product marketing, told VentureBeat. “As businesses increasingly utilize the cloud for their IT needs, it’s important to protect both cloud and on-premise infrastructure to ensure that all corporate assets remain secure. One of the best ways to achieve this is to enforce a consistent security policy across the organization.”

Kost said the company plans to target a wide range of companies with its AWS security solutions, including small companies and startups. Like a good product marketing head should, he also mentioned that Check Point’s security solutions for AWS were relatively easy to deploy. Pricing will be variable based on what the company’s needs are and which software blades they plan to implement.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Check Point was founded in 1993 and serves “tens of thousands” of customers. As of market open on Wednesday, its stock on the Nasdaq exchange was trading around $53 a share.

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