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Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) has partnered with Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. to provide Managed Cloud Security Services to Hong Kong enterprises. Companies that embrace digital transformation and cloud strategies to stay competitive confront security difficulties such as limited experienced security resources, restricted security expenditures and a requirement for extended protection coverage. Check Point's comprehensive cybersecurity solutions will be incorporated into HKT's Managed Security Services (MSS) offerings to address these concerns.

HKT's MSS portfolio includes an array of managed services such as Managed Cloud Security Services, Threat Management Service (TMS), DDoS Protection, Managed Firewall and Web Application Firewall, Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Managed SASE, Secure SD-WAN and Incident Response. HKT intends to expand its skills in cloud-based workload management and public cloud security by adding Check Point's technology to its cloud security services.

Check Point's CloudGuard technology offers unified security for multi-cloud deployments with improved visibility, intelligence and threat prevention on a single platform. It enables enterprises to avoid risks, accomplish high-fidelity posture management and automate DevSecOps processes, resulting in increased efficiency with multi-cloud security across the development and production stages. CloudGuard's features include cloud network security, cloud security posture monitoring, cloud workload protection, cloud web application and API protection, cloud intelligence and threat hunting.

Furthermore, HKT's ISO 27001-accredited Next Generation Security Operations Centre (NG SOC) runs around the clock and provides full support to businesses. HKT NG SOC automates alert processing and effectively detects, comprehends and prevents future security incidents by leveraging advanced technologies and best practices such as: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM); Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI); IT Service Management (ITSM); and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR).

Dennis Chung, senior vice president, product marketing and solutions consulting, Commercial Group, HKT, said, “Digital transformation and cloud adoption widen the cyberattack frontline while IT resource constraints are commonly found in most enterprises. HKT is delighted to be the first Managed Cloud Security Service Partner in Hong Kong for Check Point Software. HKT Managed Security Services provide a three-level strategic operational approach that offers security alerts, analysis, forensics and threat hunting, all strictly implemented.”

Mr. Chung added, “HKT has a well-established team of security experts, an all-round NG SOC and a strong security partner ecosystem that will continue to provide top-notch MSS with the latest technologies to empower enterprises navigating the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. Thus, enterprises can focus on business development, relieving them of the pressure from maintaining robust and dynamic security operations.”

Amy Chow, country manager of Hong Kong and Macau at Check Point Software Technologies, highlighted the evolving security landscape and the need for comprehensive solutions. She said, "Today's highly digital companies require a secure operating environment that is much broader and more complex than before, but many organizations find it difficult to fulfill this need due to a lack of trained cybersecurity personnel and inflexible OpEx models." Chow emphasized that Check Point CloudGuard's solutions can help improve and automate businesses' overall cloud security posture, providing visualized control and actively enforcing security best practices to protect against identity theft and data loss in the cloud.

Ms. Chow expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to work with HKT to provide Managed Cloud Security Services to Hong Kong businesses. The Managed Cloud Security Services aim to improve organizations' security posture, increase productivity and provide a speedy and ongoing return on investment (ROI) by leveraging HKT's strong local coverage in Hong Kong and Macau.

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