Aryaka teams up with Israeli Check Point

Managed SD-WAN provider Aryaka has partnered with Israeli security outfit Check Point in a project that will fuse Aryaka’s Cloud-First managed SD-WAN solution and Check Point’s CloudGuard Connect CloudGuard Edge and CloudGuard IaaS.

The idea is to deliver integrated security and SD-WAN as-a-Service. Check Point’s CloudGuard technology delivers industry-leading threat prevention that is updated in real-time using the latest Check Point ThreatCloud intelligence.

The pair say their alliance will provide customers with a unified threat and access management platform that has the flexibility to deploy branch office security in minutes, while reducing operational expenses by up to 40 percent.

The partnership integrates with Aryaka’s Cloud-First WAN, allowing network and security to be delivered as a service.

As enterprises move their applications to the cloud, they are shifting away from traditional legacy architectures towards cloud-first architectures that deliver flexibility, simplicity, and better alignment with fast-changing business needs.

The CloudGuard Connect cloud-hosted security service delivers maintenance-free, advanced threat prevention to thousands of branch offices in minutes. CloudGuard Edge implements on-premises security for data privacy or data-location requirements. CloudGuard Edge and CloudGuard IaaS are tightly integrated with Virtual Network Functions (VNF) on Ayaka’s Network Access Point (ANAP) services edge customer premise equipment (CPE) and Aryaka SmartConnect Global backbone, which offers multi-cloud connectivity options that enable security deployment in minutes.

The combined solution provides tight integration of Aryaka’s, cloud-first WAN capabilities with Check Point’s security solutions. It provides the building blocks for enterprises to adopt emerging architectural approaches such as the Gartner advocated Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) while taking advantage of the service delivery footprint through Aryaka’s global points-of-presence (POPs) and its multi-cloud networking capabilities. And it is all delivered as-a-service.

Check Point’s security services head Aviv Abramovich said: “Connecting branch offices directly to the cloud using SD-WAN significantly increases security risks. With Aryaka’s cloud-first SD-WAN and CloudGuard Connect, CloudGuard Edge and CloudGuard IaaS, enterprises have the flexibility to deploy Check Point’s top-rated threat prevention and intelligence to protect their branch offices against the latest Zero Day and Gen V security threats.”

Aryaka CMO Shashi Kiran said: “Check Point is a renowned industry leader in the security space. Combining Check Point’s best-in-class security with Aryaka’s high-performance managed SD-WAN allows us to deliver both Network and Security as-a-Service for a variety of deployment models, while giving our customers greater choice, simplicity and flexibility.”

By using Aryaka and CloudGuard technology, enterprises now have choices to deliver a branch-first or cloud-first security “posture”. The partnership also offers a licensing model that starts at $75 for basic hosting and can scale up to a fully managed solution.