HGC Global Communications(HGC), a fully-fledged ICT service provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, and Check Point Software Technologies announced the launch of the Secured Broadband Service Package.
These Service solutions combining HGC’s fibre broadband Service with Check Point Harmony Connect SASE are meant to help local small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) to cope with the unpredictable cyber risks being seen daily across the board.
According to Check Point Software’s Q3 2022 Brand Phishing Report, key global brand and industry leaders who are familiar companies in Hong Kong continue to fall victim to phishing emails. In addition, ransomware is becoming a very costly problem, not only hijacking data, but also causing business downtime, resulting in lost profits. Another report also states that 80% of institutions that have paid ransom will experience a second ransomware attack Check Point Software’s Threat Intelligence Report highlighted that an organization in Hong Kong is being attacked on average 789 times per week in the last 6 months compared to global organisations, with 92% of malicious files in Hong Kong delivered via Email in the last 30 days. This indicates the continued presence of phishing across all organisations, which will escalate with the increase in cyberattacks.
Cyberattacks disproportionately affect SMEs, which generally adopt simpler protection solutions due to manpower, technology and resources constraints. According to HGC’s customer interview report in the first half of 2022, more than 80% of SME customers do not regularly update their cyber protection software and hardware equipment as they want to save software and hardware investment and IT manpower.
As a result, SMEs struggled to find affordable and complete solutions in response to cyberattacks, and they used to rely heavily on a single attack service offering. In view of this, HGC and Check Point Software jointly launched the Secured Broadband Service solution, which will empower local SMEs addressing more serious threats and fend off cyberattacks just like large enterprises.
Secured Broadband Solution Focus Secured Broadband provides broadband services using an extensive fibre optic network backbone with 99.99% network availability, covering most of Hong Kong’s major business districts. The use of 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology makes the download transmission faster and reduces the chance of interference from external factors.
High-speed bandwidth up to 1,000Mbps* bidirectional (upload and download) broadband service is ideal for transferring huge files, conducting video conferencing, pioneering e-commerce and transmitting multimedia applications on the Internet, and is monitored 24 x 7.
The network security protection package also includes:
– Phishing protection – Ransomware protection – Cloud sandbox – Network virus protection
Employees can use the corporate network securely from anywhere, strengthening SMEs’ ability to face cybersecurity challenges and address invisible cyber threats.
“Secured” Broadband service by equipping Check Point Harmony Connect Solution
Check Point Harmony Connect, the prevention-focused Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution, is redefining SASE by making it easy to access corporate applications, SaaS and the internet for any user or branch, from any device, without compromising on security.
– 100% Cloud service unifying multiple network security cloud product providing lower TCO, fast deployment in minutes and safe internet browsing – Industry’s best malware catch rate with top-rated threat prevention for enterprise – Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) with choice of network- or application-level access to cloud and on-prem apps – Consistent branch & SD-WAN security with a Next Gen Firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS) – Consume security-as-a-service