SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2014) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the appointment of Steve McWhirter as vice president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa sales, where he will be responsible for Check Point's market and business growth in the regions. McWhirter will focus on strategy, structure and operational plans in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
McWhirter brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Check Point, he worked at Salesforce.com, Hewlett-Packard and IBM where he held various senior sales management roles. McWhirter is based in Singapore and will report to Amnon Bar-Lev, President of Check Point Software Technologies.
"I am excited to join Check Point Software Technologies and am committed to accelerating the company's sales and growth. As the worldwide leader in IT security, Check Point offers an innovative and comprehensive security product portfolio which is second to none. I am looking forward to the many opportunities ahead and to delivering on Check Point's commitment to our customers and partners in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa," said Steve McWhirter.
Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies commented, "Steve brings with him a great depth of knowledge in enterprise sales management and I am delighted to welcome him on behalf of Check Point. We look forward to his strategic contributions as we prepare for our next phase of growth in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa markets."
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.