Technology Record - Issue 28: Spring 2023

28 MARKETWATCH Check Point Software Technologies and Microsoft have integrated CloudGuard Network Security with Azure Virtual WAN. The integration centralises and simplifies security and operations for Azure and Check Point customers by enhancing the security of their Azure Virtual WAN environments. It can help users to migrate to Azure and secure traffic and workloads on new cloud infrastructure, implement a new Azure Virtual WAN architecture, and evaluate unified and consistent security management of Azure, multi-cloud, and/or hybrid-cloud deployments together with on-premises security. “Protecting your cloud infrastructure must be automated and operationally efficient to meet today’s business needs,” said TJ Gonen, vice president of cloud security at Check Point. “The focus on improving the cloud team’s daily operations is at the centre of Azure Virtual WAN, and Check Point is excited to partner with Microsoft to make cloud network security quick, easy, and intuitive.” Businesses are being bombarded with hundreds, if not thousands, of new and increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats every day. To protect themselves, they can partner with cyber threat intelligence (CTI) analysts who continuously collect, analyse, validate and disseminate live threat research to identify issues such as sensitive data leakage, brand impersonations, malicious mobile applications, fraudulent activities and more. CyberProof’s global CTI analysts use smart automation, threat actor and asset-based intelligence across clear, deep and dark web sources to continuously discover and alert enterprises of imminent threats. The team conducts regular threat profiling workshops so it can prioritise threat intelligence research in line with the changing attack surface. The team analyses and validates all threat data before escalating it to the client as CTI incidents via the CyberProof Defense Center platform. This platform provides a single view of enriched threat intelligence that comes with both contextual and actionable information, including a detailed description of the threat, MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques, and mitigation advice. Nethaniel Ribco is cyber threat intelligence team leader at CyberProof Check Point enhances protection for Azure Virtual WAN Viewpoint: Nethaniel Ribco, CyberProof How can threat intelligence minimise cyber risk? Photo: iStock/maxkabakov