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Our primary use case is for Office 365 email security along with other Office 365 products like SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive. As people are working from home over the last year and phishing attacks are increasing day by day, it is important to implement an email security solution into an environment. Microsoft itself provides security, but that is not sufficient and we have still received a number of malicious emails. We are looking for a solution that supports API-based integration so that there is no need to re-route email traffic via some third-party solutions. Protection is also required as people share files, store documents, etc.
We have the entire email infrastructure based on Office 365, as well as the file-sharing environment using OneDrive, and Teams as a communication tool. We did not have a specific technology to protect this environment, except that which was provided by Microsoft. After analyzing the market, we opted for the CheckPoint SaaS solution to cover all of these needs, which has led to a considerable leap in the company's security. In this way, we now have a secure environment throughout the Office 365 platform, integrated into our SIEM and monitored by our SOC.
This perimeter firewall provides me control over my perimeter servers and devices. Current Cloud applications are getting good protection from CASB solutions, but are limited to data leakage and application control. Beyond that, I require something to monitor my data that flows inside of my cloud application. Sophisticated threats like zero-day attacks can't be control by CASB solutions, Instead, we are required to have something that can work using Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning algorithms. This helps to defend my cloud applications against today's attacks.
As users of Office 365, we are using CloudGuard SaaS to protect this cloud application. We knew that to do so, we would need a very good solution. CloudGaurd SaaS prevents malware and zero-day attacks/threats from attacking our SaaS users. We have 17k+ users and all of them are using Office 365 for email. That's the reason we have implemented the Check Point CloudGuard SaaS solution. We needed protection, and it is working fine as per our requirement.
This solution is not for our organization. We are system integrators. We have some projects for our clients, and one of our clients was looking for CloudGuard because they use Check Point Firewall for their on-premise. There are a number of machines and critical servers that they have hosted in AWS; 15 to 20 servers and application servers are hosted in the AWS platform. For those, we have applied Check Point IaaS Firewall for their security and firewall protection. We are using the stable version that was published in March.
During the PoC, we have Office 365 linked to CloudGuard, which validates and checks all of the emails that come in and out. It is also checking and looking for anomalies during logon, e.g., in possible traveling type of scenarios, as we see business emails get compromised. Those pieces of it are really slick. It also provides you with a lot of reports and visibility on the environment. Sometimes things are not native on Office 365 or you have to purchase additional licensing, but on CloudGuard you have a single pane of glass with all the metrics you need. It gives you a lot of information. For example, it tells you the successful/unsuccessful attempts to log on.
About one year ago, we decided to switch from the on-premises located email server, based on Zimbra software, to the cloud-based Office 365 provided by Microsoft. We did this because of the increased load that followed after the company's growth. To provide the security coverage to the new email service, we chose the Check Point CloudGuard SaaS solution. Now it serves as the main protection mechanism, with about 500 users and up to 10,000 emails per day, and there are no problems with the scalability for future growth.
We use it to secure an email gateway.
We have 4,000 users globally, dispersed all over the world including at our manufacturing locations. The CloudGuard SaaS solution is protecting our Office 365 email environment as well as our Office 365 OneDrive environment from malware and other malicious content. Our CloudGuard Connect instance is protecting our remote plants and acting as a cloud-based firewall enforcement point that is 100 percent managed in the cloud as opposed to on-prem.
We use CloudGuard SaaS to protect our cloud-based services from security threats. It is responsible for our Office 365 environment, OneDrive, SharePoint, Dropbox, G-Suite, and more.
Our primary use is for email protection, though the analytics provided with respect to data leakage and user login activity is invaluable.
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