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Check Point plots to disrupt threat intelligence market with new IntelliStore feeds

John E Dunn | May 23, 2014
Security giant Check Point has launched a pioneering new market for real-time security threats it hopes will offer a way for smaller third-party security firms to embed their intelligence on cyberattacks and malware attacks directly into the real-time filtering applied by the company's security products.

Is child porn really a big deal in most firms? According to Berg, around 2 in 1,000 employees is using a company PC to look at child sexual abuse images, sometimes moved around on USB sticks as a way of circumventing filtering security.

In the end, this remains Check Point's project, part of a larger attempt to project one of the largest pure security firms in the industry as an open platform and not simply another company that puts security software inside expensive boxes. It calls this 'Software Defined Protection'.

"Intelligence is becoming important but the ability to translate it into actions almost doesn't exist today. That is what intellistor is trying to create. They [customers] can translate IntelliStor into prevention."

"IntelliStore is a good way to start the market. It gives us a big edge because Check Point is the first and so far the only vendor that provides this," he said. Will Check Point's rivals legitimise the idea with threats markets of their own?


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