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Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN now supports securing traffic with Check Point CloudGuard Connect

Azure Virtual WAN is an overlay network that provides optimized and automated branch connectivity to, and through, Azure.

If your cloud strategy is Microsoft, then Azure Virtual WAN complements your cloud adoption with cloud connectivity.

Check Point’s CloudGuard Connect fills in the missing piece by securing that connectivity and applying our market-leading threat prevention.

With this integration, the Check Point enforcement nodes sit within the same data center as your Azure WAN connectivity hubs. This ensures that you get Check Point security without taking a detour at the network path.

How do I start:

  1. From Azure Portal, select Check Point as your security provider
     

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  2. From Check Point Infinity Portal, select to sync your sites with Azure Virtual WAN by providing API-based access (service principal) to your Azure Portal
     
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  3. That’s it – any traffic marked as secured at Azure Virtual WAN results with CloudGuard Connect automatically being deployed. You're done!

    There is no need to “resync” or “reconnect” every time you choose to secure another path.

    The Sites page at CloudGuard Connect becomes a read-only reflection of the deployed security enforcement points. 

    You can centralize your connectivity settings at Azure Portal and your security policy and event handling at Check Point Infinity Portal.
     

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About Check Point's CloudGuard Connect

Check Point's CloudGuard Connect is a cloud security platform that provides Check Point latest threat prevention and access control for branch offices and remote users. Companies can connect their existing routing equipment or SD-WAN device to CloudGuard Connect without additional dedicated hardware by Check Point. CloudGuard Connect is a full software-as-a-service solution that needs no for maintenance by the security administrator.

Check Point's security product line includes: preventing known attacks using reputation services, signatures and bot communication prevention, preventing unknown attacks using cloud-based sandboxing, an Access Control policy including Content Awareness, HTTPS Inspection and Application Control, and a web-based management for security events and log monitoring, policy and site configuration.

 

 

 

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