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Check Point acquires Atmosec to enhance SaaS offering and address security gaps in SaaS applications

Check Point acquires Atmosec to enhance SaaS offering and address security gaps in SaaS applications

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Check Point Software Technologies announced acquisition of Atmosec. An early-stage start-up, Atmosec specialises in the rapid discovery and disconnection of malicious SaaS applications, preventing risky 3rd party SaaS communications, and rectifying SaaS misconfigurations. The move reinforces Check Point’s commitment to enhance its SaaS security offering and address the security gaps and blind spots in SaaS applications.

Nataly Kremer, Chief Product Officer and Head of R&D, Check Point Software Technologies

The widespread adoption of SaaS applications has exposed organisations to an increased array of cyber threats. Statista reports an average use of 130 SaaS applications by organisations globally. Yet, Atmosec’s research reveals that there are approximately 700 additional SaaS applications in use without IT’s knowledge.

Moreover, within popular enterprises SaaS platforms like O365 and Slack, hundreds of third-party apps are connected. This ever-expanding SaaS landscape not only increases the potential attack surface, but it also introduces many apps that could be harmful or misused to leak sensitive information, often bypassing proper IT authorisation.

“The shift to SaaS applications introduces specific challenges, notably in the realm of malicious SaaS-to-SaaS communications. Atmosec´s capabilities in SaaS discovery, risk assessment, and full visibility are instrumental in addressing these challenges,” says Nataly Kremer, Chief Product Officer and Head of R&D at Check Point Software Technologies.

“Integrating Atmosec’s technology into Check Point Infinity sets us to deliver one of the industry’s most secure SASE solutions, enabling organisations to effectively manage SaaS security, prevent data leaks, unauthorised access, and malware dissemination, and ensure a robust, adaptive zero trust environment.”

With Atmosec’s technology, Check Point Infinity will offer SaaS security with continuous SaaS posture management, prevention of malicious communications, SSPM, and a full security stack for SaaS apps including threat prevention, data protection, and adaptative zero-trust access controls for both users and devices, CASB.

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