We all know that Israel’s Check Point Software pioneered the fire wall for internet security, but now the company is innovating in the ways how people work. In part due to the Covid-19 pandemic Check Point is moving towards more modular and decentralized work spaces. It has also just released what it calls the industry’s first platform to deliver autonomous threat prevention designed for the entire distributed enterprise.
Check Point boasts that its Cyber Security Platform R81 is the industry’s most advanced Threat Prevention and security management software. The new features of R81 include the Infinity Threat Prevention, the industry’s first autonomous Threat Prevention system that provides fast, self-driven policy creation and one-click security profiles keeping policies always up to date.
Check Point announces the new R81 #CyberSecurity platform, the industry’s first autonomous threat prevention designed for Datacenter, #Network, #Cloud and #IoT, enabling IT to manage the most complex and dynamic networks easily and efficiently: https://t.co/3XeLDoZpXp #gateway pic.twitter.com/fYlG4fnXss
— Check Point Software (@CheckPointSW) November 9, 2020
“Managing IT security today is hard because of more devices, more threats, and more applications spread across the datacenter, network and multiple clouds. To keep up, enterprises need a consistent security policy, unified threat management, and automation to prevent the latest security threats,” said Chris Rodriguez, IDC’s Network Security Research Manager.
“Check Point’s R81 automated security management platform unifies and simplifies threat management through rapid security policy installation, zero touch gateway software upgrades, security profiles, and AI-based threat prevention.”
So what about the company’s office space innovations?
Calcalist reported that Check Point launched a competition for architects to propose new, modular office space designs.
Today because of the Corona Virus about 80% of Check Point’s employees work from home. Calcalist cites an anonymous source as saying that the company is moving to a hybrid working model whereby employees combine work from home with work from the office.
“We are starting a pilot which will enable employees to combine work in the office with work from home in the most beneficial way possible,” Nirit Schneider, Head of Purchasing and Facilities at Check Point, told Calcalist. “After the completion of the pilot we will be able to decide how workdays from home and from the office will look like and what future working arrangements will look like.”
This kind of change should not come as a surprise. In high tech the qualified programmers and engineers that a company needs may be located in different countries. Advances in tele-communications have made the decentralization of work paces more practical.
So even before the Corona Virus hit firms were looking for ways to accommodate having employees work out of multiple locations.