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Check Point vs. the world – firewall giant stays faithful to engineering roots

John E Dunn | April 25, 2016
Check Point's response has been to return to evolutionary, engineering-driven messages

Check Point vs. the world - what's next?

Near-term developments mentioned at CPX include a browser extension due in the summer of 2016 to protect endpoints from phishing websites, an old-style attack that remains the number one headache for organisations of every size. There will also be a lot more emphasis on emerging mobile attacks - the company bought Israeli mobile security firm Lacoon in 2015 - now maturing into more systematic rather than opportunistic hazards.

It was once said that large vendor conferences are like religious conventions for people who step into the room not believing but leave with faith restored. At CPX 2016, there was plenty of that to see and hear from the 2,000 or so attendees. But they'll be back next year for a refill and Check Point will need to keep its engineering story just as convincing.

 

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