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The Competitive Gazette

The Competitive Gazette

August 2021 - issue #96


Here is the latest competitive news to motivate, educate, and help you win. Below, contains all important competitive intelligence uncovered in the past month to expand your knowledge and arm you with the latest competitive tools and information.

In this edition, I am excited to share the new heat map hive for a competitive high-level comparison view. Also, updated the Harmony Endpoint battle card along with interesting outbound competitive public page.In addition, there are numerous very interesting updates regarding the competitive landscape.

Hezi Chen,
Head of Competitive Intelligence
Check Point Software Technologies


New/Updated Competitive Assets

  • New: Competitive Heat Map Hive: high level comparison of Quantum/Harmony/CloudGuard vs the competition – Download
  • Updated: Harmony Endpoint Battle Card: vs 13 endpoint vendors such as Crowdstrike, SentinelOne, McAfee, Symantec and more – Download
    • Read the Competitive email with all the information – Here
  • Top NGFW vendors compared: a public/external competitive web page comparing the best Next-Gen Firewall; Check Point vs Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks – Read Here (can be forwarded to customers)

Up Next: Microsoft defender deep-dive presentation

Major Cyber Events

  • A joint report published by US, UK, and Australian cybersecurity agencies warns of the top routinely exploited vulnerabilities in 2020 – Read Here
  • Top prevalent malware with a thousand campaigns migrates to macOS – Read Here
  • IndigoZebra APT continues to attack Central Asia with evolving tools – Read Here


Palo Alto Networks

  • Competing with Palo Alto on container security: check out an interesting email thread with competitive information – Read Here
  • Palo Alto introduces new PA-400 SMB appliances bundles: Professional (PRO) and Enterprise (ENT) – Read Read
  • HPE Channel Jas Sood Is jumping to Palo Alto Networks as senior vice president of enterprise sales – Read Here
  • Deloitte and Palo Alto Networks announce strategic alliance. it will offer end-to-end Zero Trust enablement and multi-cloud cybersecurity solutions – Read Here
  • Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud expand partnership – Read Here
  • NVIDIA and Palo Alto Networks accelerate virtual GW with DPU acceleration – Read Here
  • Palo Alto Networks expands and enhances EMEA customer support – Read Here
  • Palo Alto Networks with new cloud location in Germany – Read Here


  • Fortinet launches new appliance: FG-3500F – Read Here
  • Fortinet launches new services: FortiTrust Access and FortiTrust Identify (MFA) – Read Here
  • Fortinet’s security appliances hit by remote code execution vulnerability (FortiManager & FortiAnalyzer) – Read Here
  • Fortinet named Google Cloud technology partner of the year award for security – Read Here
  • Fortinet reports 2nd quarter 2021 financial results – Read Here


  • Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) bugs allow remote cyberattacks – Read Here
  • Cisco patches high-risk flaw in ASA, FTD software – Read Here


  • Microsoft to acquire security intelligence vendor RiskIQ for $500M – Read Here
  • Microsoft acquires CloudKnox Security to offer unified privileged access and cloud entitlement management (CIEM) – Read Here


  • Google introduce “Cloud Armor”: a machine learning-powered capability to protect applications and services from Layer 7 DDoS attacks – Read Here


  • Barracuda acquires Skout Cybersecurity to enter the XDR market – Read Here


  • Cybereason announces the acquisition of security analytics company “empow” to enhance their XDR – Read Here

Orca Security

  • Orca is in the list of the Top 25 IT Innovators of 2021 – Read Here


NSS Labs 2019 & 2020 Tests

Access to full reports, presentations and talking points

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls (NFW) – 2020

Gartner Market Guide for Network Sandbox

MITRE Enginuity Test 2021

  • Field Talking Points – Email
  • Download Competitive Talking Points PPT – Here
  • Access the MITRE comparison tool (for unique techniques): Here (Internal Link)
  • Additional Content in the MITRE Enginuity Competitive Wiki Page

Miercom industry assessment 2019 for mobile threat defenseDownload Here