SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

November 14, 2013 09:30 ET

Check Point Ranked Number One in Worldwide Firewall Equipment Market Share in Q2 2013 According to Gartner

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that the company led worldwide market share for Firewall Equipment in Q2 2013, according to research published by Gartner. (1)

Gartner writes that "as the first line of defense between external threats and enterprise networks, firewalls need to continually evolve to maintain effectiveness, responding both to changes in threats and changes in enterprise network speed and complexity." (2)

"We are pleased that Gartner recognizes Check Point's number one position in the Firewall Equipment market. Our growth is a reflection of our commitment to our customers, partners, and ongoing innovation and technical excellence in our products," said Gabi Reish, vice president of product management at Check Point Software Technologies.

Gartner's Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment research states:

  • Check Point led worldwide market share with 22.4% of the Firewall Equipment market in Q2 2013.
  • Check Point's number one market share position represented a 7.7% lead over the nearest competitor ranked in the Firewall Equipment market in Q2 2013.
  • Check Point increased Firewall Equipment market share 0.8% in the three months from Q1 2013 to Q2 2013.

Check Point's award-winning security solutions protect organizations of all sizes and complexity, including 100 percent of the Fortune and Global 100 companies. To maximize flexibility, Check Point security appliances are designed to support any combination of the company's Software Blade Architecture™, including four pre-defined security packages: Next Generation Firewall, Next Generation Threat Prevention, Next Generation Data Protection and Next Generation Secure-Web Gateway.

For more information on Gartner's Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment research, visit: http://www.gartner.com/technology/research.jsp

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(1) Gartner, Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2Q13 - 18 September 2013. G00247722
(2) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall, by Greg Young - 07 February 2013. G00229302

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.