Interview with Ram Narayanan, Country Manager, Check Point Software Technologies
Ram Narayanan, Country Manager, Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally meets with Shereen Shabnam at Gitex to provide insights into the company’s current plans for the GCC market.
What are you focusing on at Gitex this year?
Check Point Software Technologies is highlighting Infinity– the gold standard in cyber security, that helps organizations prevent breaches and manage entire security environments with unified policies from a single pane of glass across networks, cloud, mobile, endpoint and IoT device. Customers are looking at technologies and innovations that we are capable to provide.
How has the response been so far with face-to-face interactions with clients?
It has been ideal for us to reach out to customers and partners and showcase our innovations in cyber security solutions. Businesses in the region are lucrative targets for cyber criminals; keeping data, assets and people secure requires more than just firewalls. Our focus this year is on educating end-users on the best possible approach to their cyber security strategy in an ever increasing and complex threat environment.
How can Check Point Software technologies help businesses in the region?
Businesses will gain advantage with Check Point Infinity, the modern, consolidated cyber security architecture built to prevent today’s most sophisticated attacks across networks, cloud, endpoints, mobile and IoT.
We were able to showcase our Infinity portfolio – a consolidated, security architecture across networks, cloud and mobile providing the highest level of threat prevention.
Give us some more insights into Infinity-Vision?
Check Point Software has taken over 80 products and technologies all managed by Check Point Infinity-Vision, the industry’s leading unified security management solution and organized them into three main pillars which it will demonstrate at the show.
- Check Point Harmony protects remote employees, their devices, and their internet connectivity from malicious attacks, while ensuring secure, remote Zero-Trust access at any scale to any corporate application,
- Check Point Quantum is a complete network security solution for every organization, perimeter, and datacenter, encompassing IoT Nano-Security to Terabit super-networks.
- Check Point CloudGuard sets the gold standard for securing critical cloud workloads, both public and private. It offers cloud posture management, serverless security, and a new generation of Web Application Firewalls powered by contextual AI that secures APIs, Web applications as well as hosted and on-premise web servers.
What are you most excited about from Check Point Software Technologies?
We are introducing Demo Point to s channel partners and end customers where they can explore Check Point Quantum (Network), Check Point CloudGuard (Cloud) & Check Point Harmony (User and Access) range of security products. The personalized demos is being delivered by security experts and partners are being briefed on the range of training and certification initiatives undertaken by Check Point Software.
What technologies are you most excited about currently?
Definitely AI and machine learning. We use these technologies in the background but they are key drivers for us. Cyber security has been on top of the minds of people and we are at the forefront in providing the relevant solutions to them. We are a channel driven company, and they are our perfect partners in bridging the skill gap for what customers are looking for and they add value to what we offer.
What are your expansion plans?
We have plans to expand as we have had an office in Dubai for 15 years and we have grown exponentially. With more cyber security requirements, we are looking to invest more in the region.