Security vendor, Check Point Software Technologies, and network security company, FireEye, have partnered in an attempt to share threat intelligence and protect customers from modern advanced attacks.
As part of this global deal, Check Point’s ThreatCloud and Next Generation Threat Prevention solutions and the FireEye NX platform will share the latest threat intelligence in real-time. This will also enable their customers to update firewall security policies dynamically based on the intelligence from both platforms.
In specific, the partnership covers three main areas. They include:
- Actionable, automated threat intelligence: The companies will mutually share anonymised threat intelligence which includes IP addresses, domain names and file hashes that will be automatically integrated into their respective products and networks.
- Access to a repository of threat intelligence: The partnership combines intelligence from Check Point’s Next Generation Threat Prevention solutions with intelligence generated by FireEye’s virtual machines to give joint customers the industry’s largest library of threat intelligence currently available.
- Near-real time sharing: The threat landscape is constantly changing, with attackers often shifting between random attacks and customising unique payloads targeted at specific organisations. To protect customers, Check Point and FireEye will update threat information in near-real time within an organisation’s environment, enabling protection in a threat landscape where even a delay of one hour can result in a breach.
According to Check Point Software Technologies, this deal will allow market leaders in zero-day protection to bring a deeper level of understanding around the threat landscape to customers as organisations of all sizes are targeted every day by hackers.
FireEye CEO and chairman of the board, David DeWalt, said the partnership is a model for vendor cooperation that will help enterprises defend themselves against the most sophisticated cyberattacks.
“We’ve arrived at a point in time where the best way to battle cyber threats is to join forces and share knowledge around the attacks and attempts that are occurring, so that we can provide a deeper level of security to our customers,” Check Point Software Technologies president, Amnon Bar-Lev, added.