Check Point adds Google Cloud support to vSec security platform


Israeli security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has extended support in its vSEC security platform to provide coverage for Google Cloud for the first time.

VSEC for Google Cloud Platform delivers advanced security built for agile and scalable cloud environments that includes:

  • Advanced Threat Prevent that complements Google Cloud Platform’s native controls by securing traffic with multi-layer security;
  • Automated and agile security that dynamically scales and grows using single-click provisioning from the Google Cloud Marketplace, notably with a Pay-as-you-Grow model that lowers licensing costs;
  • Single Pane of Glass Security Management that offers one place to monitor public and private cloud deployments as well as on-premise physical networks;
  • Check Point’s Any Cloud, Any Service – Always Secure offering that offers support for any cloud environment including AWS, Microsoft Azure, VMware, Cisco, OpenStack, Nuage Networks and now Google Cloud.

VSec itself offers integrated security features covering Firewall, IPS, Application Controls, IPsec VPNs, Antivirus and Anti-Bot. “Single click template-based automatic deployment of vSEC on Google Cloud Platform ensures security is easily and rapidly deployed to keep your cloud assets instantly protected from even the most sophisticated threats,” Donald Meyer, Check Point’s head of marketing, said in a statement. “What’s more, only Check Point provides centralized, unified management of all security gateways – from physical to virtual on premise and in the cloud.”

Using Check Point’s vSec platform, security protections on the Google Cloud Platform can be tailored based on specific enterprise security requirements while consolidated logging and reporting across all cloud environments that is said to simplify regulatory mandate compliance.

In addition to offering support to Google Cloud, Check Point has also signed on as a Google Cloud Technology Partner. “Check Point vSEC for Google Cloud Platform extends to the cloud the same, multi-layered security that customers are running in their own data centers,” Google Cloud Director of Technology Partnerships Adam Massey said in a statement. “We are excited to have Check Point back our commitment to help customers build highly secure, scalable and high-performance applications.”

More details about the offering will be co-presented with Google in a information session titled “Third-party Networking Solutions for Layer 7 Networking on Google Cloud platform” on Friday, March 10, at the Google Cloud Next 2017 Conference in San Francisco.

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