Enhanced Anti-Ransomware Capabilities for Check Point Harmony Clients

Check Point Software Technologies, a global supplier of cybersecurity solutions, has expanded its partnership with Intel to provide ‘Check Point Harmony’ clients with improved anti-ransomware capabilities. The Intel vPro platform’s Threat Detection Technology (TDT) may be integrated with Check Point Harmony Endpoint to help give businesses processor-level anti-ransomware security at both the hardware and software levels, at no additional cost.

Attacks by cybercriminals are getting increasingly inventive. Ransomware has emerged as the top risk, according to data from CPR’s mid-year security report, which showed a 42% global rise in intrusions. Because it may be difficult to undo the harm done to a company’s reputation after an attack, prevention would still be the best cybersecurity technique. A new integration that will be made accessible to clients in early 2023 will result from this expanded partnership.

Observe Point Endpoint risks are avoided by Check Point Harmony Endpoint thanks to its abilities to recognize, stop, and correct the whole attack chain. Harmony Endpoint can use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to monitor CPU telemetry and identify ransomware encryption orders early in the attack flow thanks to Intel’s TDT technology, which is available on the Intel vPro platform. This would raise the barrier against advanced threats. Together, they will improve security and preventative measures for clients all across the world.

“Through our collaboration with Intel, customers will benefit from processor level security that starts at the silicon level and provides anti-ransomware capabilities allowing for earlier prevention and expansive attack surface coverage,” said Ofir Israel, Vice President of Threat Prevention at Check Point Software Technologies. “Together with Intel we have the technology and expertise to prevent operational and financial damage caused by the influx of ransomware attacks.”

About Check Point Harmony Endpoint

“It’s essential for organizations of all sizes to invest in technology to prevent cyberattacks,” said Carla Rodríguez, Vice President and General Manager, Ecosystem Partner Enabling at Intel. “The Intel vPro platform contains hardware-based security features, including Threat Detection Technology specifically designed to detect ransomware and other advanced threats. When paired with Check Point’s security solutions, customers can be confident knowing their endpoints are better protected at both the hardware and software layers.”

Check Point Harmony Endpoint is a cybersecurity solution that helps protect endpoint devices from malware, ransomware, and other cyber threats. It uses a combination of traditional antivirus techniques and advanced machine learning algorithms to detect and prevent attacks on endpoint devices.

Carla Rodríguez, VP and GM, Ecosystem Partner Enabling at Intel
“When paired with Check Point’s security solutions, customers can be confident knowing their endpoints are better protected at both the hardware and software layers,” said Carla Rodríguez, VP and GM, Ecosystem Partner Enabling at Intel.

Harmony Endpoint provides a range of features designed to protect endpoint devices, including real-time threat detection and prevention, behavioral analysis, and application control. It also includes a centralized management console that allows administrators to monitor and manage the security of endpoint devices across their organization.

One of the key benefits of Check Point Harmony Endpoint is its ability to detect and prevent attacks before they can do harm. By using advanced machine learning algorithms, Harmony Endpoint is able to identify and block malicious activity in real-time, even if the attack is using previously unknown methods. This helps to protect endpoint devices from the latest and most advanced cyber threats.

In addition to protecting against malware and other cyber threats, Harmony Endpoint also includes features designed to help organizations comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards. This includes features like data loss prevention (DLP) and encryption, which can help organizations protect sensitive data and meet compliance requirements.

Risks Associated with Not Securing the Endpoints

Not protecting endpoint devices can expose an organization to a range of risks including the following:

  • Malware and ransomware attacks – Endpoint devices are often targeted by attackers who seek to install malware or ransomware on them. This can allow attackers to steal sensitive data, disrupt business operations, or demand a ransom to restore access to the affected device.
  • Data breaches – Unprotected endpoint devices can be exploited by attackers to gain access to an organization’s network and steal sensitive data. This can lead to costly data breaches and damage to an organization’s reputation.
  • Compliance violations – Many industries have strict regulations around data protection and security. Failing to properly protect endpoint devices can lead to compliance violations and result in fines or other penalties.
  • Network compromise – Unsecured endpoint devices can be used by attackers to gain access to an organization’s network and compromise other devices and systems. This can allow attackers to steal sensitive data or disrupt business operations.
  • Loss of productivity – If endpoint devices are compromised or otherwise unavailable due to a security incident, it can disrupt business operations and lead to a loss of productivity.

By deploying a comprehensive endpoint security solution like Check Point Harmony Endpoint, organizations can reduce the risk of these types of attacks and protect their endpoint devices from cyberthreats.