Check Point Software Technologies announced the launch of Check Point Cloud Academy in partnership with its Platinum Elite ATC Partners – Arrow Electronics, Red Education and Westcon Security. Open to Check Point Software’s partners and IT professionals, the program will also provide attendees with opportunities for career development as the global demand for cloud security professionals continues to grow.
As part of the Check Point Cloud Academy, Check Point Software’s Platinum Elite Partners – Arrow Electronics, Red Education and Westcon Security – will offer a two-day Check Point Certified Cloud Specialist Program (CCCS). CCCS provides an understanding of the basic concepts and skills necessary to configure and deploy Check Point CloudGuard IaaS on platforms such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud.
“According to our 2021 Security Report, last year saw organizations’ digital transformation advance by over five years in response to the global pandemic. Yet, cloud security remains a major concern for 75% of all enterprises. Through Check Point Cloud Academy, we will leverage our technology experience and research to equip IT professionals with the skillset and best practices they need to protect organizations in the cloud,” said Sundar N Balasubramanian, managing director, Check Point Software Technologies, India and SAARC.
Jacques Assant, education business director for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in EMEA, said: “In the past year, we witnessed more organizations leveraging the cloud as a result of the pandemic driving remote work. Now more than ever, IT professionals are looking to skill up in this area to remain relevant.”
Mike Baird, managing director of Red Education, which has witnessed a growing demand for cloud security training, said, “When technology adoption outpaces the skills needed to support change, enterprises become even more exposed to cybersecurity risk. Through Cloud Academy, Check Point and Red Education are addressing this gap by offering education and certification to businesses in 25 locations across Asia Pacific and the Americas.”
Daniel Hurel, VP cyber security and next generation solutions EMEA, Westcon said, “Cloud adoption continues to grow in the EMEA region, and cybercriminals are adopting more sophisticated methods of attack. Organisations want to stay protected in the cloud but need the relevant skills and tools to do so. Education and certification in this key area will remain a focus, and we will offer Check Point Software’s certification program in seven locations in EMEA as part of our commitment to supporting businesses’ cloud security needs.”