Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announced that Clarks, a world-renowned shoe company, has overhauled its complete cybersecurity posture to a consolidated approach with Check Point Infinity Unified Management, Harmony, Quantum and CloudGuard solutions. This was especially important during the pandemic when Clarks had to rapidly scale up security to seamless VPN access to corporate networks and resources, as people began working from home. Clarks was able to improve security, gain better visibility and simplify management, while saving costs by eliminating several other vendor solutions.
Clarks is a global shoe manufacturing and retail company with more than 1,400 stores in 75 countries. With a complex IT network across manufacturing, distribution, retail, and the ever-increasing rise in cybercrime, Clarks took a proactive approach to secure its networks against the next generation of sophisticated cyber-attacks. Previously, the complexity of management across multiple solutions had made maintaining and managing policies significantly more difficult.
When a new in-house IT team came on board, Clarks adopted a consolidated end-to-end strategy with Check Point Software’s Infinity architecture for more robust security functionality, simplified management, and better visibility over its security architecture.
“We already had a great relationship with Check Point Software, and that made our decision easy. We opted for Check Point Quantum Security Gateways as they allow us to consolidate and simplify our security operations,” said Dan Fletcher, Network Service Manager at Clarks. “We now have increased the overall level of protection, while also reducing the work needed to manage security policies and rules by more than 50%.”
“The URL filtering has been especially useful. It detects and prevents web access security events, and SSL inspection technology scans and secures SSL/TLS encrypted traffic,” explained Paul Davey, Infrastructure Service Specialist at Clarks. “As a result, we were able to eliminate seven internet proxies we were using around the world.”
“It’s fantastic to see that Clarks has chosen our solutions for its security overhaul, gaining not just simplified management and better threat prevention and visibility, but improved cost efficiencies too,” said Ian Porteous, Regional Director, Security Engineering, UK&I at Check Point Software. “Clarks’ infrastructure now has state-of-the-art protection against known and unknown cyberattacks and threats, and the automated security functions that will reduce the time to identify and remediate threats, allowing the team to make decisions more quickly and efficiently.”
Check Point Software consolidated Clarks’ security infrastructure to provide automated defenses across its organization. Clarks also gained full protection against all kinds of cyberattacks, even the most sophisticated fifth generation (Gen V) attacks that are multi-vector. The Check Point Software solutions that the company deployed included:
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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers multilevel security architecture, “Infinity” Total Protection with Gen V advanced threat prevention, which defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information. Check Point provides the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.