Cyber security specialist Check Point has launched CloudGuard SaaS. The solution provides protection against threats targeting SaaS applications such as malware, phishing, zero-day attacks, and takeovers of SaaS accounts by unauthorized users.

Fifth-generation cyber-attacks make it crucial to roll out new technology that can neutralize more threats to cloud applications. Organizations generally look for solutions such as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) suites. CloudGuard SaaS goes beyond traditional CASB solutions by being able to block the most common attacks on SaaS applications, said Itai Greenberg, vice president for product management at Check Point.

CloudGuard SaaS, which helps businesses protect themselves against attacks at different levels, is one of the latest additions to Check Point’s CloudGuard portfolio. In addition to SaaS applications, the solution also provides protection against cloud-based email, such as Office 365, GSuite and OneDrive, by targeted attacks designed to steal and block sensitive data. According to the cyber security specialist, the solution can also detect unauthorised use of SaaS applications and prevent data leaks. Protection would ensure immediate visibility of all threats.

SandBlast and ID-Guard

CloudGuard SaaS uses Check Point’s proprietary SandBlast technology, which helps protect email attachments, downloads, hosting services and collaboration tools. It would block solutions before they reach users and deliver secure content in seconds with the help of advanced emulation and extraction technology. It does so with a block score of 100 percent according to the independent testing institute NSS Lab.

A new ID-Guard technology ensures that CloudGuard SaaS detects fraudulent access, finds bad logins and centralizes multifactor authentication. In addition, the solution would be able to authenticate users in any SaaS application on any device, whether it is a laptop, PC or mobile device.

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