SOURCE: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

February 26, 2015 09:30 ET

Gartner Ranks Check Point Number One for Worldwide Firewall Equipment Market Share, Based on Q3 2014 Revenue

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced that the company led worldwide market share for Firewall Equipment in Q3 2014, according to research published by Gartner.1

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

  • Check Point leads worldwide market share with 21.9% of the Firewall Equipment market in Q3 2014.
  • Check Point's number one market share position represents a 5.3 percentage point and 10.2 percentage point lead over the two nearest competitors ranked in the Firewall Equipment market in Q3 2014.

"We are delighted that Check Point continues to hold the number one position in Gartner's Firewall Equipment market research," said Marie Hattar, chief marketing officer at Check Point Software Technologies. "For over 20 years, Check Point has been dedicated to leading and defining the network firewall market through continued technology innovation. Our mission is to provide premium security solutions that provide advanced threat prevention and protect our worldwide customers from cybercrime."

Gartner writes, "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 In addition, "By 2018, 85% of new deals for network sandboxing functionality will be packaged with network firewall and content security platforms," states a recent Gartner Strategic Planning Assumption.3

Check Point's award-winning security solutions protect organizations of all sizes and complexity. Over the past 20 years, the company has innovated from its industry-leading network firewall to offer full, multi-layered security protection to its partners and customers. 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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About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), is the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises' networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. At Check Point, we secure the future.

1 Gartner, Market Share: Enterprise Network Security by Market Segment, Worldwide, 3Q14 - 15 January 2015

2 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls by Greg Young, Adam Hils, Jeremy D'Hoinne, April 15, 2014, ID Number: G00258296

3 Gartner Predicts 2015: Infrastructure Protection by Ray Wagner, Greg Young, Neil MacDonald, Sid Deshpande, Adam Hils, Earl Perkins, Craig Lawson, Jay Heiser, Peter Firstbrook. 13 November 2014. ID Number: G00264103