June 12 — Happy National Email Week! In emerging email security news, Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Email Security Q2 2023 report. The company has received the highest possible scores in the innovation criterion.
Importance of email security
Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes are increasing in frequency and worsening in terms of damage delivered. According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, BEC scams have cost organizations around the world $43 billion.
Most organizations need a more effective approach to email security. Experts recommend that organizations deploy AI-powered cyber security solutions in order to prevent exceptionally sophisticated cyber attacks.
Check Point as a Forrester Wave Leader
Check Point’s position as a leader in the Forrester Wave is attributed to the company’s capabilities, strategy and action around customer feedback. The report notes that Check Point is currently the sole enterprise email security vendor offering an in-line CAPES (Cloud-native, API-enabled Email Security) deployment option that works with both Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace.
Check Point has also been noted as one of the only vendors offering full protection for communication and collaboration applications, such as Teams, SharePoint, Slack and Dropbox.
Key features of Check Point Harmony Email & Collaboration are:
- Cloud-first, AI-first technology: Check Point harnesses the power its patented API-enabled deployments to safeguard against ransomware, account takeover, Business Email Compromise (BEC), and supply chain attacks.
- Comprehensive Collaboration Protection: Harmony Email & Collaboration ensures end-to-end security for all communication channels, securing Slack, Teams, Google Drive, OneDrive, and leading file-sharing apps.
- AI-powered Threat Intelligence: Harmony Email & Collaboration integrates with Check Point ThreatCloud AI, the world’s largest threat intelligence database, analyzing billions of websites and files. It performs millions of file emulations and receives updates on millions of malicious indicators daily, offering real-time protection.
Email security, Check Point
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Gil Friedrich, VP of Email Security at Check Point. “We’re especially proud to earn the highest score possible in the innovation criterion. We’ve been at the forefront of transforming cloud email security to the API-based approach, which has since become the industry standard for securing Microsoft 365 and Gmail. With our product vision, continuous innovation, and unique prevention-first approach, we believe we will continue to define and lead this market. It’s truly gratifying to see that our vision aligns with Forrester’s market analysis, reaffirming for us our position as a market leader.”
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