Check Point

Smart Prevention Expect The Unexpected

A proactive approach gives organisations back the upper hand


The political world is currently dominated by binary decisions, with voters asked to choose between diametrically opposed views. In the security industry, the choice between prevention and detection has often been presented in a similar way – almost as a philosophical choice of approach. When organisations first heard the ‘not if, but when’ mantra from technology vendors, some chose to place a disproportionate number of security eggs into the detection basket. But as attackers have become increasingly creative, reaching corporate resources with ever-more complex attacks, enterprises are drowning in detected issues – let alone those they do not know about. A recent study from the Ponemon Institute stated that over 90% of enterprises have vulnerability backlogs of up to 5,000. An over reliance on detection is not working.