SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

November 10, 2010 08:30 ET

Check Point Positioned as a Leader in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management

Check Point Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in the UTM Market

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (UTM)(1). 

Check Point is highly recognized by both customers and analysts for providing simple, all-in-one security solutions that provide the highest level of protection to small and mid-sized businesses and remote/branch offices. Check Point's comprehensive and flexible UTM-1 and Series 80 Appliance features Check Point's Software Blade Architecture™, giving customers an extensible security infrastructure that grows with their business. Check Point unified threat management solutions combine the same advanced security that enterprises trust, including Firewall, IPsec VPN, Intrusion Prevention, Anti-virus/Anti-malware, URL Filtering and Anti-spam and email security technologies, providing ease of deployment at an affordable price. Check Point offers these security protections with industry-leading performance across a wide range of models.

"This year we've seen strong adoption of our UTM solutions as customers continue to expand their businesses and security needs," said Juliette Sultan, vice president of global marketing at Check Point Software Technologies. "Many of our customers are looking to deploy security protections at the gateway, on a dedicated device, complete with centralized management, security updates and our award-winning customer support. Our Software Blade Architecture™ has been instrumental to delivering on those customer requirements and has given us the ability to expand our footprint in the UTM market segment."

According to Gartner, vendors in the UTM Leaders Quadrant are, "at the forefront of making and selling multifunction firewall products that are built for midsize business requirements. The requirements necessary for leadership include a wide range of models to cover midsize business use cases, support for multiple features, and a management and reporting capability that's designed for ease of use. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features and in enabling customers to deploy them inexpensively without significantly affecting the end-user experience of increasing staff burdens." Gartner adds that, "These vendors also have a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include reliability, consistent throughput, and a product that's intuitive to manage and administer."(2)

For more information about Check Point's wide range of appliances, including the Series 80 Appliance, UTM-1 and UTM-1 Edge, or Safe@Office for small and medium businesses, visit: http://www.checkpoint.com/products/appliances/index.html.

1, 2, from the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management by John Pescatore and Bob Walder, ID Number: G00206923

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted in October 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
 
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point 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 innovate with the development of the Software Blade Architecture. The dynamic Software Blade Architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

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