Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd, the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Clifford Chance, a leading international law firm, has deployed Check Point R75 software blades to manage and enforce multiple layers of protection with a single, integrated network security solution. With over 3,200 legal advisors, offices in over 23 countries and large volumes of confidential data flowing through the network daily, the law firm requires a robust and multi-functional security gateway that protects against emerging security threats, while safeguarding client data and simplifying management.
"The Software Blade Architecture is wonderful. One of the biggest benefits is how easily everything integrates – eliminating the need for separate appliances and disparate management systems. We only need one user interface to control multiple security protections across our entire global network," said Bill Leung, senior security analyst at Clifford Chance. With Check Point R75, the firm is able to take a unified approach to security by quickly deploying the specific software blade protections which are critical to their business, including Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Application Control and Intrusion Prevention (IPS).
With thousands of corporate, client and case file documents traversing the network, a core element of Clifford Chance's security strategy is data loss prevention. "Enforcing effective data loss prevention is essential to the firm but can be costly. Instead of deploying a separate point product, we integrated Check Point's DLP Software Blade into our existing gateway and were able to reduce our hardware expenses by 50 percent," said Leung. The Check Point DLP Software Blade also alerts and educates users when data is at risk – significantly reducing the number of potential security incidents and preserving limited IT resources. "Our employees often work on multiple cases at one time so it's important to ensure our clients' documents remain confidential at all times. Check Point's DLP solution preemptively protects sensitive data before unintentional loss can occur."
The firm also found a growing need to protect their business from a new generation of emerging threats and Web 2.0 vulnerabilities. As part of their comprehensive approach to security, Clifford Chance deployed Check Point's IPS and Application Control Software Blades to protect the network against malicious and unwanted network traffic, while blocking or limiting access to social media, personal email, cloud drives and other Web 2.0 applications that often impact network security, employee productivity and consume large amounts of bandwidth.
With Check Point Software Blade, Clifford Chance has been able to seamlessly integrate multiple layers of protection into one integrated solution. "We have a lean IT security team of five members. Being able to centrally manage multiple protections, while enforcing consistent security policies on a global level, has given us a huge boost in security and productivity," said Leung.
"In today's world, businesses view data and network protection as top concerns that command the attention of senior management. Our Software Blade Architecture enables security professionals to handle issues such as network attacks and data breaches in a streamlined way," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. "Check Point's approach enables Clifford Chance to manage their current and emerging security challenges in a single, unified fashion. We couldn't be happier with their success."
Clifford Chance worked with Dimension Data, Check Point's Global Gold Partner, to select and architect a fully integrated and robust network security solution tailored to fit their business needs. Check Point R75 is based on the Software Blade Architecture™ and can be purchased through the Check Point worldwide network of value-added resellers.
"We've been a longtime customer for Check Point. Over the years they have consistently given us the security strength and performance levels our firm needs to keep our business running smoothly with solutions that are easy to deploy," concluded Leung.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.