Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, today kicked off its annual customer and partner event series, CPX360. The three-day events are dedicated to addressing today’s – and tomorrow’s – most pressing cybersecurity challenges and helping organizations of all sizes develop strategies to prevent cyber threats and sophisticated hackers impacting their business.
In his keynote ‘Cyber-security for 2020’, Check Point founder and CEO Gil Shwed described how Gen V (5th Generation) cyber-attacks – large scale and fast moving across mobile, cloud and on-premise networks – had increased over the past year, impacting more companies than ever before. He said that organizations need to close the security ‘generation gap’ before the next generation of attacks takes hold, by deploying infrastructures which combine real-time threat prevention, shared intelligence and the most advanced security across all enterprise environments.
Gil Shwed also gave his vision of the next generation, Gen VI, of cyber-security: Nano Security, which can be embedded on every device, web or cloud service, applications and network, to protect tomorrow’s hyper-connected, hyperscale world. He said: “Our mission is to keep advancing the cybersecurity world, to ensure we stay protected against all types of cyber-attacks. Gen VI of security will see nano-scale software agents placed on every type of device or cloud platform, connected in real time with an intelligent control system that can predict, detect and prevent attacks. This will enable us to secure everything from individual IoT devices to hyperscale networks seamlessly, eliminating weak links and protecting our future.”
Check Point also introduced Maestro, the industry’s first truly hyperscale network security solution. Check Point Maestro is a revolutionary new architecture that enables businesses of any size to enjoy the power of flexible cloud-level security platforms, and to seamlessly expand their existing security gateways to hyperscale capacity. This enables organizations to secure the largest, most resource-hungry environments including hyperscale data centers, telcos and mobile networks.
CPX 360 events are in Bangkok, January 21 – 24, Las Vegas, February 4 – 7 and Vienna, February 18 – 21. The events feature hundreds of unique breakout sessions from Check Point and its community of partners and customers, plus new research tracks which explore the latest generation of threats. With more than 7,000 expected attendees worldwide, this year’s conferences are supported by over 100 sponsors and exhibitors.