Antivirus Software Blade

Check Point Antivirus uses real-time virus signatures and anomaly-based protections from ThreatCloud™, the first collaborative network to fight cyber crime, to detect and block malware at the gateway before users are affected.

Benefits

Real-time security intelligence delivered from ThreatCloud

  • Leverage the industry's first collaborative network to fight cybercrime
  • Identify over 4.5 million malware signatures and 300,000 malicious websites
  • Dynamically update attack information from worldwide network of sensors and industry’s best malware feeds
  • Enhanced by signatures from SandBlast Zero-day Protection

Prevent damage from malware attacks by stopping them at the gateway

  • Stop incoming malicious files
  • Prevent access to malware infested websites
  • Receive up-to-the-minute malware intelligence from the ThreatCloud knowledgebase

Integrated into the Check Point Infinity Architecture

  • Activate Antivirus on any Check Point Security Gateway
  • Saves time and reduces costs by leveraging existing security infrastructure
  • View and manage the "big malware picture" with integrated threat reports in SmartEvent

Features

ThreatCloud™ Real-time Security Intelligence Feeds

ThreatCloud is a collaborative network and cloud-driven knowledge base that delivers real-time dynamic security intelligence to security gateways.  That intelligence is used to identify emerging outbreaks and threat trends.  ThreatCloud powers Antivirus allowing gateways to investigate always-changing malware signatures.  Since processing is done in the cloud, millions of signatures and malware protection can be scanned in real time.

ThreatCloud’s knowledgebase is dynamically updated using attack information from worldwide gateways, feeds from a network of global threat sensors, Check Point research labs and the industry’s best malware feeds.   Correlated security threat information is then shared among all gateways collectively.


Prevent Access to Malicious Websites

Antivirus scans outbound URL requests and ensures users do not visit websites that are known to distribute malware.  The knowledgebase is updated in real-time with over 300,000 sites from the ThreatCloud and is constantly updated.


Extensive Forensics

Forensics – Provide administrators and security teams with the information they need to analyze security events, investigate infections and assess damages

  • Detailed infection information per malware type and/or infected users and machines
  • Identify malware names and infection severity
  • ThreatWiki – extensive infection information (malware type, description and any available details such as executables run, used protocols etc.)
  • Packet capture – view data sent using complete per-session packet capture with SSL/TLS inspection

Stop Incoming Malware Attacks

Check Point Antivirus stops incoming malware attacks with 300x more signatures than previous versions. Multiple malware detection engines are utilized to protect your network, including signature, behavioral and reputation engines. Check Point security intelligence constantly feeds its ThreatCloud database with real-time data, allowing identification of outbound connections to resources that are known to contain malicious content.


Integrated Malware Reports and Dashboards

Malware reports and dashboards are integrated in SmartEvent with infection summaries and trends to provide better visibility to organizational malware threats and risks.

  • View infected hosts statistics, malware types and activities, trends/changes vs. previous week/month, amount of data sent or received and more


Inspect SSL/TLS Encrypted Traffic

Scan and secure SSL/TLS encrypted traffic passing through the gateway.  When traffic is passed through, the gateway decrypts the traffic with the sender’s public key, inspects and protects, then re-encrypts, sending the newly encrypted content to the receiver.

Granularly define exceptions for SSL/TLS inspection to protect user privacy and comply with corporate policy.  Some encrypted content passing through the gateway should not be inspected, and therefore can be bypassed with a simple administrator policy definition.


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