Alkem Laboratories established a cooperation with Check Point Software Technologies to fortify its security infrastructure.
Alkem Laboratories operates more than 23 manufacturing plants in the US and India. Through the partnership, Alkem will be able to improve its security architecture by incorporating Quantum and Check Point Harmony technologies, which provide all-around defence against a variety of cyber threats.
With an average of 1,866 attacks per week on companies, the healthcare sector in India saw the most attacks of any industry in 2022, according to Check Point Research (CPR). Cybercriminals in India have the pharmaceutical business as one of their main targets since it has vital data on medication research. A breach could cause problems for business operations, lead to sanctions from the authorities, and endanger revenue, intellectual property, and customer confidence.
Alkem has been working hard to strengthen its firewall defences in the primary data centre and disaster recovery facilities, increase security throughout various email and collaboration platforms, and safeguard its hybrid cloud environment in response to these growing cyber threats. The organization aimed to improve cybersecurity by putting strong security solutions into place.
The pharmaceutical business has already completed the first phase of implementation, installing Check Point Maestro Hyperscale Network Security and Check Point Quantum Security Gateways in the development, disaster recovery, and data centres.
This was done to give Alkem Laboratories highly scalable threat prevention capabilities against advanced malicious activities and zero-day attacks on its network, data centre, cloud infrastructure, and distant locations. The company’s hybrid landscape is protected by strong security thanks to this hyperscale architecture.
Alkem also implemented Check Point Harmony Email and Collaboration (HEC) to facilitate remote access and secure collaboration. This system keeps malicious stuff out of employee inboxes and filters it. By seamlessly integrating with Alkem’s multi-factor authentication system and offering secure remote connectivity without compromising application performance or security for all remote locations, Harmony Connect Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) was utilized to restrict user access.
Alkem saw a considerable decrease in phishing emails as a result. After implementing Check Point solutions, the company reported that they no longer received any spam or harmful emails, compared to the 50 reports they received per day before.
The whole process has been automated by the new solutions, which has allowed us to spend less time and money thwarting urgent cyber threats and phishing emails. “The solution not only stops threats from outside in, but it also stops advanced malware, impersonation attacks, and internal email threats,” stated Bijender Mishra, Chief Information Security Officer at Alkem Laboratories.
Mishra went on to say that the cybersecurity solution’s installation has given them “peace of mind” and has assisted in thwarting intrusions from sophisticated malware, impersonation assaults, and internal email threats. He added that the solution is reasonably priced.
Alkem Laboratories also intends to increase cooperation and improve security reporting by utilizing Check Point ThreatCloud’s AI-driven threat intelligence, which is available to users through several channels.
Alkem Laboratories rebranded its active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) division as Alkem Activa in September to become a major participant in the market. Alkem Activa will provide a wide variety of high-quality APIs to satisfy the demands of the pharmaceutical sector.