NxtGen, a cloud-based service and data centre provider in India, has been appointed as Check Point Software Technologies first India-based managed security services provider (MSSP) partner.
This collaboration will enable organisations of all sizes to enjoy the benefits of protection within data centre and cloud environments through a single point of contact while experiencing savings in operating expenses (OPEX) and improved security posture, the company said.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, most organisations have adapted to the remote way of working and applications are being delivered as software as a service (SaaS). Organisations are looking forward to providing their workforce with the ability to access applications securely.
“The distributed nature of the modern enterprise necessitates a new, cloud-supported approach. Through our partnership with NxtGen, Check Point hopes to meet the security needs of organisations of all sizes and industries that are moving to the dynamic cloud environment,” said Sundar Balasubramanian, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Check Point Software Technologies.
“Cybersecurity threats are impacting enterprise assets – data, employees, customers. It is important for us to provide a 360 degree coverage of the entire threat landscape. Our alliance with Check Point Software ensures we are able to offer comprehensive services to protect enterprise assets, irrespective of its size.
Checkpoint not only provides the technology but enables us to build skills to serve our enterprise customers better.” said A S Rajgopal, CEO & MD, NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies Private Limited.
The company further explained that the shift to the cloud and remote work that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations to rethink their approach to network security. Adopting a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture has been seen as a solution that reaps several benefits, from attaining cloud-centric technology and reducing operational cost, to improving security and reducing threats.
In addition, use-case-specific considerations (such as scaling remote access to corporate applications, securing remote web browsing, or moving to cloud-based applications), regulatory concerns, and existing infrastructure investments will continue to necessitate a hybrid approach for most organisations.
“Partnering with Check Point Software will help organisations to take an iterative approach to SASE and enable them to transition to the cloud at their own pace. Check Point Harmony Connect redefines SASE by making it easy to access corporate applications, SaaS and the internet for any user or branch, from any device, without compromising on security.
It delivers on the SASE vision by unifying management and threat visibility across security tools, protecting users and applications from known and unknown threats regardless of location,” the company added.
They further pointed out that Check Point CloudGuard platform provides cloud-native security with advanced threat prevention for all of the organisations’ assets and workloads in public, private, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments providing them unified security to automate security everywhere.
Maintaining a strong cloud security posture helps organisations achieve lower upfront costs, reduced ongoing operational and administrative costs, ease of scaling, increased reliability and availability, and a whole new way of working.