CLOUD TECHNOLOGY & WFH
The year 2021 is turning out to be a year of cyberattacks. There was the Sunburst attack, believed to be one of the most sophisticated and severe attacks ever seen in the wild, followed by the “Hafnium” (aka Microsoft Exchange server) attack, and the Colonial Pipeline attack as well as a global surge in ransomware incidents. In fact, Check Point Research (CPR) has observed that there were 15 new REvil attacks per week in the past 2 months with India being one of the top four countries affected by such attacks. With Indian organizations experiencing 2.5x more cyberattacks per week when compared to the global average, organizations have become more aware of cybersecurity.
ADOPTION OF HYBRID MULTICLOUD AS OPERATING MODELS
The new work from home / anywhere environment has resulted in an increase in cloud adoption. With the cloud, organizations have been able to focus on their own business excellence without having to invest in infrastructure, platforms and software. In fact, some of the key benefits from moving to the cloud include: • Shifting business models from Capex to Opex, so that companies pay only for what they use, be it IaaS, PaaS or SaaS. This approach often resulted in significant cost savings • Scalability, where computing, network and storage capacities can be increased and decreased almost infinitely and almost immediately in response to fluctuations in demand • Agility, where developers can make continuous improvements to applications and these improved applications can be deployed to customers multiple times per day • High availability, disaster recovery and redundancy is improved by cloud vendors who provide uptime SLAs and multiple geographical availability zones
TECHNOLOGY COMPLEMENTING INDUSTRY NEEDS
The new ‘work from anywhere’ environment has spread business applications across the data center and multiple clouds. A hybrid data center combines onpremise and cloud-based infrastructure with orchestration that allows data and applications to be shared between them over the network. This allows an organization to achieve a balance between the capabilities and benefits provided by public and private clouds, and on-prem infrastructure. Hybrid data centers span public and private clouds and on-premise environments.
INCREASE IN ENTERPRISE SPEND IN 2021
Most recently, Check Point extended the capabilities of its Quantum Hybrid Data Center Security solution to deliver the most advanced protection for complex hybrid data centers with automated operations and an ultrascalable platform. The new Check Point R81.10 software, Check Point Quantum Maestro 175, and Check Point Quantum Smart-1 Security Management appliances enable businesses to have greater flexibility to securely move workloads between the data center and cloud on demand. Enterprises can now enable applications and workloads to be delivered at the edge with better response times at lower costs.
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