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Check Point Launches Horizon Playblocks

October 2023 by Marc Jacob

In the face of rapidly spreading cyberattacks and the consistent persistence of attackers using multiple vectors, Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., launches Check Point Horizon Playblocks, a security automation and collaboration platform that automatically contains attacks and prevents them from spreading, all powered by collaboration between security people, processes and technologies. Horizon is Check Point’s prevention-first security operations security suite, which includes the Managed Detection/Prevention and Response (MDR/MPR) SOC service, the Extended Detection/Prevention and Response (XDR/XPR) SOC platform and now Playblocks, the security collaboration platform for security teams.

With the volume of alerts and security events increasing, and a lack of skilled security professionals, security teams are struggling to prioritize manual updates and patch vulnerabilities for various security products across the entire network enterprises. In a traditional security model, solutions work at the local environment level, which assumes threats are contained within the silo. Horizon Playblocks augments security by enabling products, people, and processes to work together to stop the proliferation of attacks. It redefines security approaches by enabling a holistic collaborative method. Once a security product detects a potential threat at any enforcement point, it activates preventative actions throughout the entire security infrastructure, across every security solution, and takes operational actions to alert the necessary teams.

Horizon Playblocks´ key features are:
• Collaborative: Horizon Playblocks triggers action across every security enforcement point when there is an attack. With predefined prevention playbooks, attacks are immediately detected and prevented from spreading. Seamless integration with Check Point’s Quantum and Harmony (Endpoint, Mobile) fortifies this collaborative defense mechanism, ensuring that threats are contained across the entire security environment.
• Consolidated: Serving as a unified security infrastructure, Horizon Playblocks provides a consolidated shield across both Check Point and third party products. This unity ensures that all operational and security tools are working in tandem, offering a robust defense against cyber threats.
• Automatic: The platform can be deployed in under five minutes with playbooks, which provide automatic policy and rule updates that provide immediate value, without manual intervention. Its 25 advanced out-of-the-box playbooks cater to various security needs—from blocking IPs across enforcement points to quarantining internal threats. Playblocks can be triggered to automatically assign zero trust security policies to devices.

Horizon Playblocks is now available both as an individual product and as a component of Check Point Horizon´s XDR/XPR.

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