Network security firm Check Point today launched a new version of its single-agent endpoint security product designed to protect against browser-based threats.
Endpoint Security R72 includes WebCheck, a new feature using browser virtualisation to create a protective layer so that no malware can download onto the machine. Signature- and heuristics-based anti-phishing protection and reputation-based web filtering are also included.
Check Point is looking to improve usability for customers with its new OneCheck feature, which condenses multiple log-on credentials into an integrated sign-in. The feature allows users to unlock Windows and multiple security applications, including full disk encryption, media encryption and virtual private network (VPN), on their PCs with a single log-in.
Endpoint Security R72 also offers auto-connect VPN functionality known as Endpoint Connect, which "maintains connectivity even if the underlying connection is changing", according to the firm's technical manager, Caroline Ikomi.
"The numbers and types of people working remotely have changed. When we first talked about VPNs there was a small percentage of tech-savvy users who knew what they wanted, but now you don't have that," she said.
"If you lose your connection, you don't want to have to go back and reauthenticate. We've tried to make it easier for users."
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