State and Local Government
Cyber Security

State and local governments possess a wealth of information on citizen activity and government operations, making them prime targets for cybercrime. To fend off cybercriminals, you need to look beyond traditional methods. Check Point provides your organization with the necessary tools to secure your sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

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Threat Prevention

Prevent ransomware attacks and sophisticated threats across all attack surfaces.

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Consolidation

A single unified security architecture provides complete control and visibility across networks, cloud, and mobile.

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Cost Reduction

With improved operational efficiency, you’ll reduce total cost of ownership.

Cyber Attacks Against State And Local
Governments Are Surging

U.S. state and local governments are under threat now more than ever. Cyber attacks against state and local municipalities have increased almost 50% since 2017.

Ransomware demands have also risen from an average of $30,000 to $380,000. To adapt to this rapidly changing landscape, government entities need a solution that protects against all cyber threats.

With cyber attacks increasing in volume, variety, sophistication, and velocity, it’s no wonder companies struggle to keep up. Consolidated security allows you to overcome these challenges. A single unified architecture secures your cloud, mobile, IoT, endpoints, and network, streamlining operations and reducing costs.

Duration and cost of ransomware attacks

State And Local Government Cyber Security
Requires A Consolidated Architecture

Traditionally, IT professionals stitched together a variety of products, each designed to address specific security issues. A consolidated architecture provides you with improved visibility, superior threat intelligence, and simplified management across your entire environment. With cyber criminals targeting your network, cloud, and endpoint and IoT devices, it’s time to consider a cyber security strategy that covers all your bases.

State And Local Government Cyber Security Requires A Consolidated Architecture

Stop Ransomware In Its Tracks

Cell phone ransomware

One of the biggest threats to governments of all sizes is ransomware. A successful ransomware attack can cause you significant downtime, lasting days, months, or even longer. State and local government entities often have tight budgets and cannot afford to be hit with a successful ransomware attack, which typically has devastating financial consequences.

Check Point’s Anti-Ransomware is a necessity for state and local government cyber security. Protect your entire agency from the most dangerous ransomware attacks and restores encrypted data to ensure business continuity. Anti-Ransomware is part of Check Point’s advanced endpoint security suite, Harmony Endpoint.

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Prevent Phishing

Phishing is one of the most dangerous and effective forms of cyber crime. Humans are often the weakest link, and it only takes a momentary lapse of judgment to fall victim. The consequences of a successful phishing attempt cannot be understated. For instance, in January of 2020, a city in Wisconsin was disabled by a ransomware attack, which was introduced via a phishing email. When the attack was taking place, their city manager said, “Our ability to access anything on our computer files right now is non-existent.”

The ability to prevent phishing scams is paramount for state and local government cyber security. Check Point offers solutions to block phishing attacks across email, mobile, and endpoint devices.

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Securing Government and Public Sector with Azure

Learn how Check Point CloudGuard and Harmony Connect with Microsoft Azure delivers unified security and compliance for government public sector industry to protect government information and data.

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