Check Point recently launched the ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map, which visualises how and where cyber-attacks are taking place worldwide in realtime.
The Map is powered by Check Point’s ThreatCloud intelligence, the largest collaborative network to fight cybercrime which delivers threat data and attack trends from a global network of threat sensors.

The ThreatCloud database holds over 250-million addresses analysed for bot discovery, over 11-million malware signatures and over 5,5-million infected websites, and identifies-millions of malware types daily.

The ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map also shows key daily threat statistics, including:

* The top 10 countries from which attacks originate;
* The top 10 countries targeted by attacks;
* Types of attack (bot communication, access to malicious resources, malicious file transfers, spam);
* Daily attack totals; and
* Country-specific data showing infection averages and most common attack types by week and month.

“It can be hard for organisations to grasp the sheer speed and global scale at which cyber-attacks happen,” says Doros Hadjizenonos, sales manager for Check Point South Africa. “We wanted to develop a tool to help businesses understand how rapidly the threat landscape is moving so that they can take steps to strengthen their security implementations and better defend themselves against attacks”.

“The ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map shows where attacks are starting, the types of attack and their targets in more detail than any other resource, because it uses realtime intelligence from Check Point’s installed base of security gateways. Customers can also use ThreatCloud and Check Point’s Next Generation Threat Prevention solutions to get the latest intelligence in realtime, enhancing the quality and speed of their security responses to new threats.”

Check Point’s ThreatCloud collects data from numerous global sensors and from the company’s own research team and distributes this information to customers’ gateways, giving realtime threat information and attack trends to enforce protection against bots, APTs and other sophisticated forms of malware – making it the first and unique collaborative network to fight cybercrime. It feeds into ThreatCloud IntelliStore, the industry’s first threat intelligence marketplace that enables organisations to select from a wide range of threat intelligence feeds that are relevant to their business, use this intelligence to pinpoint and focus on the advanced threats, and proactively stop them.