Zero Day Endpoint Protection from Check Point

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 01:02 PM gHale

Check Point Software Technologies released a new Zero Day protection technology designed to keep endpoint devices secure across the enterprise.

The new Check Point SandBlast Agent, an evolution of the company’s SandBlast perimeter security and Zero Day protection technology, leverages a remote sandbox and incorporates forensics capabilities to automate incident analysis. The remote sandbox can end up run in the cloud as a service, or on in house appliances.

The agent adds protection directly on endpoints to detect and block advanced attacks from email, removable media and web-based threats such as spear phishing and watering hole attacks, Check Point said. The agent can also detect and block command and control communications, stop data exfiltration, and quarantine infected systems to limit spread of malware.

With minimal impact on local performance, Check Point said the agent will not interfere with other applications, and works in conjunction with Antivirus and security solutions from other vendors.

The automated incident analysis capability provides visibility into security events to minimize potential damages and related remediation costs.