Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: CHKP), today announced its SandBlast Next Generation Threat Prevention Solution received a “Recommended” rating and was among the top-scoring solutions in security effectiveness and value in the latest NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems (BDS) group test. This is Check Point’s second consecutive ‘Recommended’ rating for Breach Detection Systems (BDS) and 12th ‘Recommended’ rating from NSS.
NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research, is known to conduct the most comprehensive third-party testing in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. NSS Labs’ security effectiveness testing leverages the deep expertise of engineers utilizing multiple commercial, open source and proprietary tools.
Key findings from NSS Labs’ 2016 BDS report of Check Point’s Threat Prevention Solution:
- 100 percent catch-rate for drive-by exploits and social exploits
- 100 percent catch-rate for malware delivered via email (SMTP)
- 100 percent resistant to sandbox evasion techniques
- Overall detection rate of 99.4 percent
“The NSS Labs BDS test specifically measures the ability to detect modern hacking techniques, and receiving a ‘Recommended’ rating for the second year in a row speaks to the strength and innovation of our SandBlast Zero-Day Protection solution,” said Nathan Shuchami, head of threat prevention, Check Point. “Advanced Persistent Threats are often based on unknown malicious code intended to evade traditional security solutions. SandBlast, with CPU-level detection, is uniquely designed to identify zero-day threats in their infancy, before malware has an opportunity to deploy and even attempt to evade detection.”
Check Point continues to expand the SandBlast portfolio to proactively protect against dangerous attack vectors. For example, today the company announced SandBlast Agent for Browsers, to address the exponential growth in web-based malware, phishing and social engineering attacks. This new solution is protects users from these evolving threats by seamlessly extending SandBlast’s leading protection technologies into the browser with a minimal footprint on the end point device.
For more information, or to download a complimentary copy of the NSS Labs report of Check Point’s Threat Prevention, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/resources/nss-breach-detection-systems/
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