SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

January 04, 2010 08:30 ET

Check Point Wins 'Security Vendor of the Year' at CRN Channel Awards 2009

Reader-Voted Award Endorses Check Point's Work in Supporting and Growing Business for Its Channel Partners

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, announced it has won the award for Security Vendor of the Year at the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Channel Awards 2009. The award, voted for by UK channel organizations and readers of CRN, recognizes the strength of Check Point's PureAdvantage program in supporting and rewarding partners. It also endorses Check Point's total focus on indirect sales and its work in creating new sales opportunities for its channel.

"This is an outstanding award because it's voted for by the UK channel. It gives direct feedback from our partners, recognising the work that we have put into our channel initiatives to help them grow their security business in a challenging economic climate," said Amnon Bar-Lev, vice-president of global field operations for Check Point. "It's a big vote of confidence in our channel model and a great honour."

"It's important that our vendor partners provide a channel program that recognizes and rewards the investments we make in skilling up consultant resources, defining solutions, supporting clients, and providing managed services. Check Point's partner program does just this, bringing real synergy with our own value proposition," said Darron Antill, chief executive officer of Vistorm.

Check Point's PureAdvantage partner program is specially designed to:

  • Create new revenue opportunities for partners of all sizes, supporting their investment in developing skilled sales and technical resources
  • Enable partners to deliver security solutions that allow businesses to improve security, reduce cost and complexity, and implement protection that adapts to new and evolving threats
  • Provide quality security solutions, knowledge transfer with online sales training, co-op funds, marketing and sales tools and 24/7 availability of pre and post sales and technical support
  • Maximize partner satisfaction with dedicated Check Point representatives, channel managers and technical experts

Check Point has also introduced Appliance Collaborative Enhanced (ACE) status as part of its distributor support program. ACE accreditation means resellers receive specific, guaranteed levels of service delivery from the distributor, including high-level technical support and training in both Check Point and IP security appliances. ACE accreditation is awarded following a rigorous certification process.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), a worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to delivers Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade architecture. The dynamic Software Blade architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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