SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

October 19, 2010 19:30 ET

Check Point Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection

Data Encryption and Innovation for Removable Media Enhances Check Point's Endpoint Offerings

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, 20101. According to Gartner research, "Mobile Data Protection (MDP) systems and procedures are needed to protect data privacy and to comply with audit requirements, and every company must include MDP in its IT operations plan."

Check Point is highly recognized by both customers and analysts for its comprehensive protection for all data. Check Point customers may choose from an extensive set of integrated security capabilities -- including Firewall/Compliance Check, Full Disk Encryption, Media Encryption and Port Protection, WebCheck Browser Security, Remote Access, and Anti-Malware with Program Control. Check Point's introduction of Abra, an encrypted USB stick that turns any PC into a corporate desktop, has also shown the greatest innovation for removable media. For more information on Gartner's Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant, visit:

In addition to the comprehensive endpoint security, Check Point's award-winning Software Blade Architecture, gives customers the flexibility to easily activate addi­tional Check Point Endpoint functionality without the need for new hardware or management complexity. For more information on Check Point Endpoint Security solutions, visit:

"With data loss on the rise, Check Point is committed to developing unique solutions that help businesses secure their sensitive data," said Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point. "With innovations such as secure browsing and Abra and the ability to deploy all endpoint protection out of a single agent, Check Point delivers higher levels of security while providing a transparent end user experience."

Companies that are positioned in the Leaders quadrant "have products that work well for Gartner clients in small and large deployments. They have long-term road maps that follow and/or influence Gartner's vision of the developing needs of buyers in the market. Leaders make their competitors' sales staffs nervous, and force competitors' technical staffs to follow their lead. Their MDP products are well-known to clients and are frequently found on RFP shortlists. In 2010, the companies that execute strongly enough to differentiate themselves as Leaders are EPP vendors that all made MDP acquisitions."

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted in September 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.

1September, 2010: Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, by John Girard, Eric Ouellet

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, 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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