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Mississippi Secretary of State Adopts Check Point End to End Advanced Threat Protection Using SandBlast Security

Solution prevents ransomware attack within first 3 days

San Carlos, CA  —  Tue, 24 Oct 2017

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announced that the Mississippi Secretary of State has adopted Check Point’s SandBlast Security, enabling proactive protection with threat emulation and threat extraction capabilities. SandBlast regularly sandboxes dangerous file types, stripping out potentially malicious links and exploitable content to ensure end to end protection against all cyber threats. Three days after deployment, the SandBlast Agent detected and stopped a ransomware attack on multiple endpoints in the agency.

The Mississippi Secretary of State manages information and services related to land holdings, elections, charities, and much more. As the state’s record-keeper, it is paramount it keep its citizen’s data secure. Check Point is one of the only companies that provide Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction capabilities. The combination of these cutting edge technologies saves time for a small team with limited resources, making SandBlast a clear solution for stronger network and endpoint protection.

“From day one, Check Point did a great job in providing better security on the network,” said Russell Walker, Chief Technology Officer, Mississippi Secretary of State. “One of my favorite features of SandBlast Agent is the forensics. We can see exactly what happened, how it happened, and when it happened. Now when I leave work, I feel much better about our security because I know we’re protected with Check Point.”

The Mississippi Secretary of State not only upgraded the security infrastructure by deploying Check Point, it also optimized security posture and processes. SandBlast elevates network security with evasion-resistant malware detection, and multiple deployment options – ensuring complete protection from even the most dangerous attacks. In addition to increased visibility and efficiency, SandBlast protects endpoints, providing the agency with a complete set of real-time anti-ransomware, anti-bot, zero phishing, and automated incident analysis features.

“The key to staying ahead of the latest cyber threats is the implementation of proactive solutions,” said Orli Gan, Head of Product Management and Product Marketing, Threat Prevention at Check Point Software Technologies. “In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, security has become a top priority and Check Point SandBlast maximizes organizations security by providing an additional layer of protection and allowing IT security teams to focus on more strategic tasks.”

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ( is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.


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