India’s Leading BFSI and FinTech Companies 2021

56 India’s Leading BFSI and FinTech Companies 2021 Experts’ Views Check Point Software Technologies Limited How would you summarize Check Point’s journey in the Indian market thus far? We established our operations in India fifteen years ago with a few employees. And today we have a strong base of employees in India and are regarded as one of the top security vendors in the country. Over the years, we have witnessed the development of India, as the country embarked on its digital transformation journey. With the proliferation of the Internet and mobile devices, now more than ever, organizations in India need the right security solutions to protect them across networks, cloud, mobile, endpoints and IoT. We are a 100% channel company and have established a dynamic partner ecosystem in India. We work with channel partners and strategize with them to deliver a better customer experience and meet their cybersecurity needs. We believe the channel is critical to scaling our business and that is why we are focused on extending our team by including the channel and having them work together as one cohesive team. This involves extending all the same resourcing available internally to our channel, joint planning to ensure they are specialized for their future, and customized enablement plans to ensure they are growing as an organization and as part of our extended team. In 2020, we continued to support our partners, especially with the continuous changes that were happening rapidly due to the pandemic. We were recognised for our commitment to our partners by Canalys, who awarded us the “champion” ranking for its APAC Channel Leadership Matrix 2020. The validation was based on feedback provided by our partners. Tell us about your offerings and solutions. Check Point is an end-to-end security solutions provider, protecting organizations across networks, mobile, cloud, endpoints and IoT. Our fully- unified security architecture, Check Point Infinity, delivers complete protection to physical and virtual networks, data centers, clouds, mobile, endpoint and IoT devices. Our solutions are supported by automatic, real- time threat intelligence that defends enterprises across the cloud, network and mobile devices. This ensures attacks are prevented before rather than detected after they happen. We protect over 100,000 organizations of all sizes across the globe. Check Point is starting 2021 with a strong, focused, and ambitious strategy to make our customers secure in this new era of Gen V cyberattacks. This strategy relies on the technologies we have developed over many years, and it will achieve the required level of security in a much simpler way than ever before. We have taken over 80 products and technologies and organized them into three main pillars: Harmony, CloudGuard, and Quantum, with Infinity-Vision as their foundation. HARMONY: HIGHEST LEVELS OF SECURITY FOR REMOTE USERS Check Point Harmony protects remote employees, devices and internet connectivity from malicious attacks, while ensuring secure, remote zero- trust access at any scale to any corporate application. Check Point Harmony is first-to-market in providing endpoint and secure connectivity (SASE), as a consolidated, unified cloud-based solution, including the easiest and most secure remote access (Based on Odo acquisition), safe internet browsing with the market’s lower TCO, endpoint and mobile security and email security. The solution delivers the broadest coverage of attack vectors with the industry’s leading, AI-driven threat prevention. Sundar Balasubramanian Managing Director - India & SAARC Dun & Bradstreet