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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

April 10, 2014 09:30 ET

Check Point Holds Top Spot in Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance Market for Full Year 2013 According to Leading Market Research Firm

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company held the number one vendor position in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for the Full Year (FY) 20131 according to the latest IDC Tracker research data.

Data in the IDC Worldwide Security Appliance Tracker indicated:

  • Check Point led the global market in combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue share for FY 2013.
  • Check Point is the leader in combined Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both the U.S. and Western Europe for FY 2013.

"Our continued market leadership in 2013, and recognition by IDC, is a testament to our innovative technology, rock-solid partner network and unmatched customer focus," said Amnon Bar-Lev, president at Check Point Software Technologies. "The threat landscape continues to grow more complex, and our customers rely on both our world-class hardware, and our full-scale security solutions to help them be more secure. With our revolutionary advances in security infrastructure such as Software-defined Protection, our global threat prevention and intelligence capabilities, and best-in-class appliances that scale from small businesses to enterprise data centers, we are very confident of our continued success in 2014."

IDC defines firewalls as appliances that have as their primary function general-purpose filtering of networking traffic through packet filtering, stateful inspection, or proxy. UTM appliances combine at a minimum network firewalling, network intrusion detection and prevention, and gateway antivirus (AV) onto a single device, though other functions may also be included as well.

Check Point has been a leader in the firewall market since its founding in 1993. Entering the security appliance business in 2006, the company has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business. In 2013, Check Point introduced eight new appliances, protecting small businesses with the 600 appliances, securing up to data centers with the recent launch of the 13500 appliance

Check Point's 16 security appliances deliver powerful turnkey systems for deploying and optimizing Check Point's award-winning Software Blade Architecture™, which include four pre-defined security packages: Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Data Protection and Next Generation Secure-Web Gateway. By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution, organizations of all sizes have the flexibility to customize their security infrastructure based on the protection and performance needed in any environment.

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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.

1 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, March 6, 2014

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