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Check Point Unveils 1st Real-Time Zero-Day Protection For Web Browsers

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. announced Sand Blast Agent for Browsers with Zero Phishing technology. checkpointAs the newest member of its industry-leading Sand Blast family of solutions, Sand Blast Agent for Browsers is designed to protect users from these evolving threats by seamlessly incorporating key components of the security model into the browser. It provides real-time protection, all while reducing the resources required to prevent today’s most advanced attacks.

To optimize business results and innovation, users now expect unconstrained internet access and immediate delivery of downloaded content and email. At the same time, enterprises must contend with the changing threat landscape, as they strive to prevent the theft of sensitive customer information and their own intellectual property, while maintaining the efficiency of their critical business systems.

Files downloaded from the web represent a leading entry point for malware today, and data shows this threat is growing. Web-based malware and social engineering attacks targeting organizations are increasing in volume and sophistication, with cyber attackers using the latest evasion techniques and persuasive scams to infect their victims.

Coupled with the fact that 63 percent of data breaches involved some form of credential theft through either weak, default or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, it becomes clear preventing the full-range of web-based attacks from reaching end users is critical to maintaining business security.

“Within our expanding business, we’ve increasingly been challenged to maintain the security of our endpoints, especially as employees are targeted by hackers using more and more clever social engineering techniques,” said Saul Schwartz, enterprise security manager, se2. “Having a simple, easy-to-use browser extension that prevents attacks without slowing users down, will be a game-changer for our increasingly mobile workforce – particularly from threats such as phishing attacks.”

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