SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

February 24, 2014 09:30 ET

Amnon Bar-Lev Honored as a CRN's Channel Chief for Seventh Consecutive Year

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, announced today that Amnon Bar-Lev has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs. This is the seventh year that Mr. Bar-Lev has appeared on CRN's prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel. The CRN Channel Chief Award recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

In his ninth year at Check Point, Mr. Bar-Lev has been instrumental in the strategic growth and success of the company's channel partner program. In just the past year, Check Point expanded its partner community by adding over 550 new partners globally. This growth is attributed to continued focus and investment in partner education and support. Check Point developed several successful initiatives to enhance its partner program including introducing simpler tools to manage the sales process from quote to order, facilitating quicker education on new products in Check Point's portfolio, and increasing support resources for partners to utilize. As a result, Check Point partners have simple, flexible and valuable resources to drive sales and revenue. For more information on Check Point's channel program, please visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/partners/signup.html.

"It is an extraordinary honor to again be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief," said Amnon Bar-Lev, president at Check Point Software Technologies. "This award serves as a testament to Check Point's commitment to our customers and partners. As a 100-percent channel-driven company, our continued focus is to work closely with our partners, enrich the channel program and enable our partners to drive successful business opportunities."

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with 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 develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.