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Check Point Acquires Avanan to Redefine Cloud Email Security


The integrated Check Point Software and Avanan offering will deliver best-of-breed cloud e-mail malware protection and expand security to SaaS collaboration suites, with the email threat landscape becoming more diverse every year.

Avanan, the fastest growing cloud email security startup, has been acquired by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The transaction is expected to close imminently.

For emails and SaaS collaboration suites, Avanan technology provides the highest level of security. The world’s most secure email security product will be delivered by integrating Avanan into the Check Point Infinity unified architecture. This will be the only unified solution in the market to protect remote workers against harmful files, URLs, and Phishing across email, collaboration suites, web, network, and endpoints, using proprietary technology created and built for cloud email environments.

Founded in 2015, Avanan developed a patented application-programming interface (API) solution to stop email threats before arriving to the inbox (inline), for both internal and external emails using AI based engines. The solution deploys in minutes like an app and is configured in a few clicks.

Dr. Dorit Dor, Check Point’s Chief Product Officer, said, “By integrating Avanan into Check Point Infinity, organizations will be able to modernize legacy solutions with email security as-a-service and protect cloud email and collaboration suites from the most sophisticated attacks. We’ve been using the Avanan technology as an OEM for the last 3 years and I am confident that with this new addition, customers will enjoy the best email security with the best cyber security capabilities.”

“Avanan’s journey to reinvent email security is starting a whole new chapter. By merging with Check Point Software, we are combining Avanan’s best in class A.I. that catches the sophisticated email-borne attacks everyone else misses, with Check Point Software’s unparalleled security capabilities and threat intelligence,” says Gil Friedrich, CEO and co-founder of Avanan. “With Check Point Software’s global organization, we plan to bring our joint solution to all organizations, of all sizes and geographies, to anyone that needs better security for their email and collaboration suite”.

Check Point Infinity is the first integrated security architecture in the industry, providing the highest level of threat prevention against known and unknown cyber-threats. The integration of Avanan technology into the Check Point Infinity architecture is expected to provide the highest level of security to remote workforces around the world, as it will be the only unified solution that will protect against malicious files, URLs, and phishing across email, collaboration apps, web, network, and endpoints. The unified solution will allow organizations to:

• Modernize legacy solutions (SEG) with email security as a service and protect cloud email in less than 5 minutes.
• Stop 30% more infected emails than any conventional email security solution with best of breed malware protection and no impact in productivity: preventing phishing attacks and malicious files from landing in the inbox, eliminate hazardous clicks on emails with click time URL protection and prevent attack expansion before any damage is evident with automatic post attack remediation.
• Protect email data loss (internal and external) with the most secure and flexible solution: security admins have multiple response actions to protect data before it leaves the organization.
• Protect SAAS collaboration suites such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Teams, Share Point, Slack, Box and more, from Malicious URLs, infected files, and data loss prevention (DLP).

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