Check Point Software Simplifies Cloud Application Security with AI-Powered WAFaaS
The New CloudGuard WAF-as-a-Service offers a fully managed, scalable solution empowering businesses to navigate the digital world with confidence and resilience
June 11, 2024

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. announced CloudGuard WAF-as-a-Service (WAFaaS) — an automated, AI-powered, web application firewall, that offers organizations a fully managed solution to prevent cyber threats and protect web applications from unauthorized access and data breaches.

Prioritizing prevention, simplicity and scalability, this technology delivers a convenient and cost-effective way to efficiently secure cloud applications and APIs.

Security practitioners understand that WAF solutions require meticulous setup and ongoing maintenance to mitigate risks. Yet, securing the cloud is of the utmost importance. Check Point’s 2024 Cloud Security Report revealed an overwhelming 96% of respondents reported concerns about their ability to effectively manage cloud risks. Check Point CloudGuard WAFaaS’s fully managed offering alleviates the heavy lifting traditionally associated with maintaining WAF solutions, transforming a cumbersome process into a streamlined operation.

“Modern cloud operations need straightforward and effective protection for Web Services and APIs, which CloudGuard WAFaaS provides through essential, automated, and cloud-delivered security,” said Oded Gonda, VP Technology & Innovation at Check Point Software Technologies. “CloudGuard WAFaaS simplifies application security for our customers, providing top-notch threat prevention within a managed solution that can be deployed in under five minutes and effectively prevents zero-day threats.”

CloudGuard WAFaaS is an essential component of Check Point’s prevention-first cloud security solution. With features ranging from AI-based threat detection, API discovery, bot prevention, file security, and rate limiting, CloudGuard WAFaaS offers a comprehensive suite of application and API protection for multiple cloud and modern architectures and includes DDoS prevention and automated certificate management.

As part of the Check Point Infinity Platform to defend the cloud, key features for CloudGuard WAFaaS include:

Threat Prevention: Protects against Zero-day exploits, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and bot-driven assaults, ensuring comprehensive security without affecting performance

Contextual Analysis: Precise detection, with virtually no false positives, frees security teams from tedious firewall maintenance

API Security: Effectively reduces the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches leveraging the latest API Discovery feature

One-time Set-up: End-to-end deployment process can be executed within 5 minutes

“Unlike traditional web application firewalls, which rely heavily on manual intervention and frequent signature updates, our newly released Check Point CloudGuard WAFaaS leverages AI to adapt to new threats dynamically,” said Brian McHenry, Head of Cloud Security Engineering at Check Point Software. “This capability ensures that organizations have a preventative defense mechanism that evolves with the threat landscape without generating time-consuming false positives.”

CloudGuard WAFaaS is available immediately through Check Point's network of global partners.

Share this

Industry News

July 18, 2024

Mission Cloud announced the launch of Mission Cloud Engagements - DevOps, a platform designed to transform how businesses manage and execute their AWS DevOps projects.

July 18, 2024

Accelario announces the release of its free TDM solution, including database virtualization and data anonymization.

July 18, 2024

RAVEL (formerly StratusCore) introduced RAVEL Orchestrate’s new Bare Metal Build Station functionality, which empowers IT and DevOps teams in SMBs or enterprises to intelligently prepare and deploy customized images to any physical machine connected to a network.

July 17, 2024

OpenText™ announced its solution to speed the triage and remediation of vulnerabilities throughout the stages of code development, OpenText Fortify Aviator, an AI-powered code security solution, saves developers significant time by enabling faster and easier auditing and remediation of static application security testing (SAST) vulnerabilities—all within a single solution​.

July 17, 2024

Tricentis announced the acquisition of SeaLights, a SaaS-based, software quality intelligence platform.

July 17, 2024

CAST is now available as software as a service (SaaS).

July 16, 2024

OpenText announced its latest product innovations with Cloud Editions (CE) 24.3.

July 16, 2024

Red Hat introduced new capabilities and enhancements for Red Hat OpenShift, the hybrid cloud application platform powered by Kubernetes, as well as the general availability of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security Cloud Service.

July 16, 2024

DevEx Connect launched as a community-driven independent research, analyst and events organization focusing on everything under the DevEx umbrella, including DevOps, SRE and Platform Engineering.

July 15, 2024

Elastic announced support for Amazon Bedrock-hosted models in Elasticsearch Open Inference API and Playground.

July 11, 2024

Progress announced new and powerful enhancements in the latest release of Progress® LoadMaster® 360, its cloud-based unified application delivery platform. These enhancements help organizations protect their web applications against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and provide customers with an optimal application experience.

July 11, 2024

Virtusa announced a strategic partnership with Quality Clouds, a provider of SaaS governance solutions for Salesforce and ServiceNow platforms.

July 11, 2024

Zesty launched its newest offering, Commitment Manager for Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service).

July 10, 2024

MacStadium unveiled Orka Desktop, a free, local macOS virtualization tool.