Network Perception, a network audit, compliance and security software provider, and cybersecurity specialist Check Point Software Technologies have forged a technology integration partnership, the companies announced in a prepared statement.

Under the partnership, Check Point will provide security infrastructure while Network Perception’s NP-View platform protects critical assets by offering compliance verification, cybersecurity visibility and operational velocity. This allows for the continuous verification and visualization of the security posture, the companies said.

Network Perception NP-View uses the Check Point Security Management Restful API to import network device configurations, offline or continuously, to instantly visualize network architecture. Accordingly, an organization can identify all points of network connectivity and the exposure of protected assets.

Ensuring Firewall Protection

Network Perception CEO Robin Berthier explained that the combined solution verifies access to ports and services across different trust zones to protect mission critical assets:

“Checking for firewall misconfigurations and conflicting rules sounds easy, but manual audits on dozens or hundreds of firewalls can take days or weeks of time. One error or omission can expose your network to security vulnerabilities and risks. Integrating with Check Point ensures that a security infrastructure is configured the best way possible, protecting networks from the latest threats.”

Jason Min, Check Point’s head of Business Development, added:

“Network Perception’s platform takes essential auditing technology and makes it continuous for proactive OT network security that builds cyber resiliency. By integrating our technologies, our joint solution allows for a fully consolidated cybersecurity architecture that protects business and OT infrastructure against sophisticated cyberattacks across networks, endpoint, cloud and mobile.”

Check Point’s MSSP Offerings

Check Point Software Technologies now offers a partner program that allows MSSPs to use its Horizon security operations suite to boost their earnings and protect their customers against cyberattacks, MSSP Alert reported. The program lets MSSPs leverage Horizon to deliver security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS) without an upfront investment. This allows MSSPs to supplement their current services with SOCaaS or deliver new services built on Horizon.

In addition, MSSPs can use and provide co-branded versions of Check Point’s Incident Response (IR) services. This enables MSSPs to utilize Check Point’s IR services to help their customers prepare for and respond to security incidents.