Check Point Positioned as a Leader for the 16th Consecutive Year in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network

Check Point Positioned as a Leader for the 16th Consecutive Year in the 2013 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall 
SAN CARLOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Check Point(R)
Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in
securing the Internet, today announced it has been positioned in the
leaders quadrant for Gartner's recently published Magic Quadrant for
Enterprise Network Firewall(1). Check Point has been in the leader's
quadrant for 16 consecutive years.  
Gartner defines leaders in the Enterprise Network Firewall Magic
Quadrant as "containing a mix of large and midsize vendors, with the
common element of making products that are built for enterprise
requirements. These requirements include a wide range of models,
support for virtualization and virtual LANs, and a management and
reporting capability that is designed for complex and high-volume
environments, such as multitier administration and rules/policy
minimization. An NGFW capability is an important element as
enterprises move away from having dedicated IPS appliances at their
perimeter and remote locations. Vendors in this quadrant lead the
market in offering new safeguarding features, providing expert
capability, rather than treating the firewall as a commodity, and
having a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their
security products. Common characteristics include handling the
highest throughput with minimal performance loss and options for
hardware acceleration."  
"The firewall market has evolved from the simple stateful firewalls
to NGFWs, incorporating full-stack inspection to support intrusion
prevention, application-level inspection and granular policy
control," said Gartner. "Such NGFWs will eventually subsume
mainstream deployments of stand-alone network intrusion prevention
system appliance technology at the enterprise edge."  
"Although Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1
and its patented stateful inspection technology, we have developed
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,"
said Juliette Rizkallah, vice president of marketing at Check Point
Software Technologies. "Check Point's wide range of appliance models
and highly ranked management console allows us to meet the most
rigorous requirements for complex enterprise networks." 
Check Point provides its customers comprehensive protection for all
types of data. Customers may choose from an extensive set of
integrated security capabilities-including Firewall, IPSec, VPN,
Mobile Access, IPS, Anti-Bot, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam & Email Security,
Identity Awareness, Application Control, URL Filtering, and DLP
Software Blades.  
For more information on Gartner's Enterprise Network Firewall Magic
Quadrant, visit:
http://www.checkpoint.com/products/promo/gartner-firewall/ 
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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.  
(1)February, 2013: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall, by
Greg Young 
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