SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

February 25, 2010 11:30 ET

Check Point's Amnon Bar-Lev Recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced Amnon Bar-Lev, vice president of global field operations at Check Point, has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN for the third consecutive year. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Bar-Lev joined Check Point in 2005 and has since played a critical role in the strategic development and success of Check Point's PureAdvantage partner program. Designed to help distributors and partners grow their businesses, the Check Point PureAdvantage partner program provides customers with the industry's most comprehensive and advanced security solutions to protect their businesses against current and future generations of threat vectors. Over the last year, Check Point has expanded its partner community, adding over 400 new partners and accomplishing double-digit financial growth.

"It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief," said Amnon Bar-Lev, vice president of global field operations at Check Point. "At Check Point we know that partnerships are critical to the success of our customers. As a 100-percent channel-driven company, this award affirms our commitment to delivering world-class support to partners."

For the eighth consecutive year the Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010 issue.

For more information about the Check Point PureAdvantage Partner Program and its benefits, please visit http://www.checkpoint.com/partners/signup.html.

"It is an honor to lead Check Point's strategic channel development. Providing flexible, comprehensive security solutions and support to our partner community will remain a primary focus in 2010," concluded Bar-Lev.

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 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.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (LSE: UBM) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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