More than 1,000 partners, security experts, business executives and others gathered for Check Point Software’s CPX (Check Point Experience) 2017 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, April 19-21. The conference focused on security trends, and threat-prevention technologies and strategies aimed at keeping businesses safe.
The biggest news from the conference was the unveiling of Check Point’s Infinity cybersecurity architecture.
“Check Point Infinity is the culmination of our overarching vision to build a security architecture that unifies the best security, the best intelligence and the best management that we can offer across networks, cloud and mobile,” said Gabi Reish, Check Point’s vice president of product management and marketing. “This architecture is designed to ensure organizations are prepared to handle the changing dynamics of the IT future. The principle is very simple — a unified security architecture will keep businesses secure in every environment, with more efficient and effective IT operations.”
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Peter Alexander, Check Point’s chief marketing officer, kicked off CyberTalks, the theme of Thursday morning’s keynote sessions.
Gil Shwed, Check Point’s founder and CEO, unveiled the vendor’s new Infinity cybersecurity architecture. He said Infinity is the first consolidated security across networks, cloud and mobile.
Amnon Bar-Lev, Check Point’s president, told attendees security is the biggest barrier to the latest technologies. Also, organizations are spending more on security while still feeling vulnerable, he said.
Peter Alexander, Check Point’s chief marketing officer (left), and Yousef Khalidi, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Azure networking, discuss ways in which the two companies help organizations move to public cloud.
Barry Russell, Amazon Web Services’ general manager of global business development, AWS Marketplace and catalog services (right), tells Peter Alexander, Check Point’s chief marketing officer, about trends taking place regarding enterprise preferences for moving to public cloud.
Check Point provided demonstrations of its latest security offerings in the CPX Expo. The vendor announced new capabilities and features within its Infinity cybersecurity architecture.
AccessIT Group has partnered with Check Point since 2001 and was a gold sponsor of the event. Joe Luciano, its CEO, said one of the things that Check Point “brings to the table is the fact that they’re able to manage a whole security infrastructure and a whole threat vector with one pane of glass.”
CPX 2017 attendees talk business and network during lunch.
Backbox, a Check Point partner and platinum sponsor of the event, provides automated infrastructure backup and recovery offerings. Attendees could learn about new features of its BackBox 5 offering.