Check Point CloudGuard cloud native security

Check Point CloudGuard provides unified cloud native security. It watches over all your assets and workloads across your multi-cloud environment. This enables you to automate security, prevent threats, and manage your posture everywhere, from one place.

It was previously known as CloudGuard IaaS, Check Point vSEC, and Check Point Virtual Systems.

Check Point says it like this:
CloudGuard unifies cloud security to provide intelligent threat prevention. Securely protect and prevent threats across AWS, Azure, Google, VMware, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Kubernetes, etc all from one platform. Provide centralized visualization for all of your cloud traffic, security alerts, assets and auto-remediation all from one platform.”

It also has a comprehensive compliance and security engine. As a result, CloudGuard prevents critical security misconfigurations, and ensures compliance with more than 50 compliance frameworks and best practices.

(A few) Check Point CloudGuard Features

With Automate DevSecOps, CloudGuard allows organizations to shift-left for DevOps to seamlessly evaluate, scale, and deploy your security in real-time. It’s done through integration with tools like CloudFormation and Terraform. And automatically define applications security profiles and enforce zero trust boundaries between workloads.

Cloud Network Security

Public Cloud Network Security provides advanced threat prevention and security through a virtual security gateway. It is automated and unified across all your multi-cloud and on-premises environments. It provides cloud native protection with the industry’s highest security effectiveness.

The Cloud Security Posture Management automates governance across multi-cloud assets and services. The High Fidelity Posture Management feature visualizes and assesses security posture, detects misconfigurations, and actively enforces gold standard policies. It protects against attacks and insider threats, and gives cloud security intelligence for intrusion detection, all from one unified platform.

And, with Cloud Intelligence and Threat Hunting, you can detect anomalies, activate alerts, quarantine threats, and remediate threats automatically. You will have the largest threat intelligence feed at your fingertips to make this easy.

How can Check Point CloudGuard help your organization?

One example of how it helps your organization function is the slick single pane of glass. You can monitor a lot of devices in your environment through one place, instead of it all being distributed. You don’t have to log in to different systems, correlate the data, etc. Since it’s one pane of glass, the time to resolution and the time to find what you’re looking for are a lot shorter. You’re able to simply put all the data into one single pane of glass. You can look at it and decipher what’s going on a lot quicker.

Its’ Unified Security Management is useful in managing for on-prem appliances, and you can combine cloud and on-prem environments. Plus, you can manage multiple devices at different sites through the Management Server. So you’re managing all your scattered firewalls from this one place instead of having to log in to each one. Just correlate all the data from one place to unify your physical sites and tour cloud environment.

So advanced, it’s simple

Check Point CloudGuard is much more advanced than the native cloud security options, as you’d expect. There are far more options available. And the powerful management tools included give you great flexibility with Check Point.

You can tune whatever you want and however you need it. With other cloud providers, there is much less granularity. That makes native options simpler to manage, but you have less flexibility to customize it to your needs.

Things you’ll like about Check Point CloudGuard

Identity Awareness enables you to build your policies around each user. You can say what each user, or group of users, like HR for example, can do.

Also, the visibility is a real plus. The single-pane-of-glass allows you to see all of your edge protection through one window and one log, which is great. Monitoring everything through one pane of glass is extremely valuable.

Their IPS feature nicely updates signatures regularly and does a lot of other things automatically in the background, a lot of hassle. It does its job blocking and organizes things for you to look at, and to pick and choose what preventions you need to have enabled. It’s all very user-friendly. You know exactly what you’re looking at and what I need to enable.

In addition, the reporting gives you a great deal of flexibility in building your own custom reports.

Check Point CloudGuard is a big product. It does a lot, and it may bring up a lot of questions about it’s capabilities. So please feel most welcome to email us, or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458! Thanks for reading!

Check Point CloudGuard superpowers

Web App and API protection
Cloud intelligence and threat hunting
Security Posture Management
Cloud Workload Protection
Cloud Application Security

Check Point CloudGuard datasheet