Check Point and Perimeter 81: Better Together

Security is no joke these days and the threats are plentiful. Ransomware, advanced persistent threats, and common everyday viruses continually threaten businesses around the world. Cyber security threats are only accelerating with hybrid work now standard for organizations around the world. 

That’s why Check Point, a global leading cyber security provider, is acquiring Perimeter 81. Together we aim to accelerate the adoption of modern networking and network security for businesses, focusing on key areas that are vital in today’s digital landscape including Secure Access and Secure Internet.

A lower-cost, effective networking solution is crucial for business whether we’re talking about a small agency in Kansas City with a handful of remote and in-office workers, or a modern, distributed enterprise with thousands of employees.

More and more businesses are also shifting their data centers to the cloud. Not only to reduce costs, but to deliver high availability to company resources no matter where their employees are. 

Getting SASE

The answer to meet these challenges is the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) security model–typically a combination of cloud network security services and in-office hardware such as SD-Wan. SASE is such a fast-moving trend that Gartner sees the market for these platforms exceeding $20 billion by 2026.

Perimeter 81 will support Check Point’s vision of delivering the industry’s fastest, most secure SASE solution. This is a position that Perimeter 81 is uniquely positioned to occupy. Our cloud and on-device protection model provides the flexibility that businesses need, and with more than 50 points-of-presence worldwide our global backbone network ensures that employees have the high performance connectivity they need to remain productive. 

But having the right tools isn’t enough. You also need a consolidated platform with access to all your security assets in one spot–a vision that both Check Point and Perimeter 81 share. 

The joint solution will leverage Perimeter 81’s capabilities and integrate them into the Infinity platform. For those who aren’t familiar with it, this is Check Point’s consolidated, cyber security architecture. As Check Point describes it, “Infinity’s simple, business-oriented management interface reduces complexity, making it easier to deliver security and compliance with constrained staff and budget.”

At Perimeter 81 our platform is all about delivering high quality networking and network security without increasing expenditures, while also reducing complexity through our unified platform with an easy-to-use interface. 

Onboarding for end users and IT Managers is much faster with Perimeter 81. Support teams can also spend less time managing and supporting the platform allowing precious resources of time and attention to be diverted to other tasks. 

In addition, our lightning-fast deployment means you can get up and running with a new corporate network in minutes, not days. All of this means businesses can realize a quick time to value with Perimeter 81 connecting and protecting essential business functions.

As we begin our journey towards a joint consolidated solution, we plan to harness the power of both companies to create a bright new future for our customers. Some possibilities for the future include accelerated development and release of new platform features, expansion of our high performance Global Backbone network, and added capabilities based on Check Point’s market-leading products.

A Partnership for the Future

Check Point’s acquisition of Perimeter 81 is a move towards a shared vision to provide solutions that are effective against the modern threat landscape, part of a unified platform, and also user-friendly.

From enhancing remote work capabilities to fortifying cloud-based infrastructures, we are poised to redefine what’s possible in the industry.

For our valued customers and partners, look for more robust and tailored solutions, designed to meet your unique needs and challenges. Whether you’re a company looking to secure your remote workforce, or an MSP aiming to streamline your network management for multiple clients, we have the tools and vision to support you.

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Stay tuned for updates, and let us know how we can better serve you as we build a safer, more connected world.