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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

September 01, 2016 15:11 ET

Check Point Named a Leader for Unified Threat Management, Offering Advanced Threat Prevention to SMBs

Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 1, 2016) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) announced its position as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM), published August 30, 2016. The only vendor named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrants for Enterprise Network Firewalls (May 2016) and UTM, Check Point believes this position illustrates continued strength in providing comprehensive security solutions to a diverse range of customers.

Small and medium-sized businesses are often faced with unique challenges when it comes to implementing proper security measures. Due to the rise in advanced threats targeting the UTM market, the demand for premium security offerings to include advanced threat prevention and enterprise-level security features has grown. These businesses need top-notch security designed for their smaller environment regardless if the network is on premise or in the cloud.

"We have integrated our NSS Lab's 'Recommended' threat prevention technologies with our one-of-a-kind security management platform to conform to the needs of the SMB. This gives SMBs sophisticated protection with simple, seamless and scalable solutions," said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management, Check Point. "As such, we feel this is recognition of our efforts and are thrilled Gartner named us a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management."

As an industry trailblazer, it's key to understand the dynamic cyber landscape to appropriately invest in R&D, build superior technologies and implement those solutions in both large enterprises and small businesses. Check Point continues to mold the industry by paving the way with new technologies that offer well-rounded, high-value security solutions that not only protect networks but empower customers with confidence to stay one step ahead of threats.

Check Point solutions provide individuals and organizations with advanced protection against rising threats. Recently, SandBlast Next Generation Threat Prevention Solution received a "Recommended" rating from NSS Labs for the Breach Detection Systems (BDS) Group Test. Check Point views this combination of the NSS "Recommended" and being named a leader in Enterprise Network Firewalls and UTM Magic Quadrants is a testament to its security portfolio and offering a range of comprehensive security technologies.
For more information on Gartner's Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant, visit: http://blog.checkpoint.com/2016/08/31/check-point-spearheads-threat-prevention-security-for-small-and-medium-businesses/ 

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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the largest network cyber security vendor globally, providing industry-leading solutions and protecting customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of threats. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises -- from networks to mobile devices -- in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.