SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

February 26, 2014 09:30 ET

Check Point Leads Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance Market in Q3 2013 According to Leading Market Research Firm

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2014) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company remains the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for Q3 20131 according to the latest IDC Tracker research data.

Data in the latest IDC Worldwide Q3 2013 Security Appliance Tracker indicated:

  • Check Point led the global market in combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue share for Q3 2013.
  • Check Point is the leader in combined Firewall and UTM factory revenue in both the U.S. and Western Europe for Q3 2013.

"The recent IDC Tracker research data showcases Check Point's continued track record of security excellence in the Firewall and UTM appliance market," said Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point. "We are delighted by the results of the IDC Tracker research data, which underscore Check Point's commitment to building innovative security protections for our customers and partners."

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 leading firewall vendor since its founding in 1993. The company entered the security appliance business in 2006 and has aggressively grown its enterprise hardware business. By consolidating security into a single, integrated solution, organizations of all sizes have the flexibility to customize their security infrastructure based on the precise level of protection and performance needed in any environment.

Check Point security appliances start with the 600 appliances, offering affordable enterprise-grade security starting at $399, up to the 61000 appliance model, the industry's fastest security system with breakthrough performance for data centers, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Check Point 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.

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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 Q4 2013, December 12, 2013