Check Point Software extends its cloud firewall to secure Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd has announced the general availability of its Next-Generation Cloud Firewall, which is now natively integrated with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN.

The integration provides advanced threat prevention and multi-layered network security across public, private and hybrid-clouds, enabling businesses to confidently migrate to Azure with maximum operational efficiency.

“Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN is a network-as-a-service that provides customers with a range of benefits simplifying networking, security and routing functionalities to drive scalability, cost savings and improved performance,” said Reshmi Yandapalli, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft. “The native integration between Azure Virtual WAN and Check Point CloudGuard (generally available) enhances and complements Azure Virtual WAN security, offering our customers centralised security in an intuitive and simple offering through the Azure Marketplace.”

As organisations grow and operate in a distributed IT environment, connectivity and cybersecurity becomes an operational challenge. In fact, Check Point Research recently reported a 48% year-over-year increase in cloud-based cyberattacks for 2022, due in large to organisations digitising operations and moving them to the cloud.

Businesses need to securely connect their cloud infrastructures while safeguarding the communication and collaboration among their workforce, partners and customers.

CloudGuard’s native integration with Azure Virtual WAN addresses this challenge by providing secure connectivity that reduces organisational risk and protects cloud assets.

“Cloud computing allows companies to add onto their cloud workloads in seconds, and they need security that is agile, reduces complexity, and is focused on prevention-first,” said TJ Gonen, VP of Cloud Security at Check Point Software Technologies. “We are proud to collaborate with Microsoft to provide Azure Virtual WAN customers with the integrated protection of CloudGuard Network Security, powered by AI, to secure their cloud instances against any advanced threats, bolstering their digital transformation with confidence.”


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