Check Point Uncovers Hidden Security Risks on Enterprise Networks

Check Point Uncovers Hidden Security Risks on Enterprise Networks 
2013 Security Report Defines Security Priorities for Organizations
SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --  Check Point(R)
Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, today issued its 2013 Security Report,
uncovering major security risks that impact organizations worldwide.
The new report examines top security threats, risky web applications
that compromise network security, and loss of data caused by
employees unintentionally. Most importantly, the report provides
security recommendations on how to protect against these threats. 
For a full copy of the Check Point 2013 Security Report, please
As the arms race between attackers and IT professionals unfolded in
2012, it has become clear that many of the most serious threats
stayed hidden from network administrators. These threats come from
ever-changing techniques deployed by criminal hackers in addition to
risky online activities by employees, which unintentionally create
vulnerabilities on the corporate network. In order to develop a
strong security blueprint, organizations must first be aware of and
fully understand the a
ctivities occurring on their networks. 
Based on research of nearly 900 companies, the Check Point 2013
Security Report sheds light on what is hiding on corporate networks,
and the major security risks organizations are exposed to on a daily
Hidden Security Threats
 From crimeware to hacktivism, cyberattacks
will continue to evolve this year, impacting organizations of all
sizes. The research revealed that 63% of organizations were infected
with bots, and more than half were infected with new malware at least
once a day. The report reveals a list of top threats, including the
most infamous botnets, top malware location by country, top vendor
vulnerabilities and exposures, and SQL injection events by source
country, among other surprising findings.  
Risky Web 2.0 Applications
 The surge in web 2.0 applications has
given criminal hackers unprecedented options to penetrate corporate
networks. The research found 91% of organizations used applications
with potential security risks. These risky web applications are
brought to light in the report, including frequency and usage of
anonymizers, P2P applications, file storage and sharing applications,
and top social networks -- all of which can potentially open a
backdoor to enterprise networks. 
Data Loss Incidents 
 Corporate information is more accessible and
transferable today than ever before, leading to higher risk of data
loss or leakage. More than half of the organizations studied had at
least one potential data loss incident. The report exposes the
different types of sensitive data leaked and lost, including PCI
related information as well as HIPAA-protected health information. It
also sheds light on the industries with the highest tendency toward
data loss. 
"Our research uncovered many alarming vulnerabilities and security
threats on networks that most organizations were not aware of," said
Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies. "With
clearer visibility, IT professionals can now better define a security
blueprint to protect their organizations from the constant stream of
evolving security threats, ranging from botnets, to employees using
risky web applications like anonymizers, to data loss." 
"Check Point's 2013 Security Report is a resounding call-to-action,
providing unique insight into the magnitude and breadth of the
current and emerging threat landscape," said Alberto Dosal, chairman
of the board of Compuquip Technologies, one of South Florida's
largest, fully integrated IT service providers. "It is truly an
impressive and comprehensive must-read for any C-level executive."  
As a trusted security leader, Check Point helps organizations of all
sizes implement a security blueprint and architecture that aligns
with business needs. The company's award winning portfolio of
products provides organizations with multi-layered security to combat
all types of threats identified in the report. Check Point Security
Gateways running Check Point Software Blades, such as IPS,
Application Control, URL Filtering, Antivirus and Anti-Bot, can
detect and prevent the latest threats. Check Point ThreatCloud(TM)
feeds software blades with real-time intelligence and signatures.
Additionally, Check Point Secure Web Gateway blocks access to malware
infested websites and usage of high risk applications like
anonymizers. And Check Point DLP Software Blade helps organizations
pre-emptively protect sensitive information from unintentional loss
and leakage. 
To read the full report, please click here: 
For more information on conducting an onsite security analysis of
your infrastructure, please click here: 
About the Report:
 The Check Point 2013 Security Report provides
insight into network security events that occurred in organizations
worldwide and recommendations on how to protect against them. The
report is based on research and analysis of nearly 900 companies
gathered from Check Point 3D security reports, Check Point
ThreatCloud(TM), and Check Point network of sensors.  
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 
 Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd. (, the worldw
ide 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. 
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